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‘Black Lives Matter’ Activist: GOP Will Flatly Tell You They Don’t Care About Black Lives

Tuesday  on MSNBC’s “News Nation,” Black Lives Matter activist Marissa Johnson, who shut down Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) Seattle event, said there is really no point in confronting the GOP candidates on race issues because “GOP members will pretty much flatly tell you that they don’t care about black lives.”

Johnson said, “Bernie Sanders had several weeks to actually address black lives matter. And I’m actually not concerned with talk as much as I am concrete platforms, concrete policies and these politicians need to show us what’s up. When Bernie Sanders was first confronted at Netroots — [Martin] O’Malley said very specifically  I’m going to put out a criminal justice reform package and you should expect every other candidate to do the same. Bernie Sanders had his opportunity to do that and did not so he lost his platform.”

She continued, “There’s really no point in confronting the GOP, at least I think during the primaries because GOP members will pretty much flatly tell you that they don’t care about black lives. So instead we really need to put pressure on people who claim that they care about black lives, claim that they’re closer.”

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