Bernie Sanders Says He Would Issue a “Necessary and Overdue” Apology for Slavery If Elected President

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Bernie Sanders said late Wednesday that he would apologize for slavery if he is elected president.

The Democratic candidate was asked during an event in Philadelphia whether he would make the “necessary and overdue” apology.

“An American president has yet to muster up the courage to formally apologize for the 400 heinous years of rape, death and inhumanity that occurred during the enslavement of black people in this country that still impacts million of slave descendants,” an audience member told Sanders before asking whether he’d apologize for it.

“Want the short answer?” Sanders asked in response. “Yes.”

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SOURCE: The Hill
Rebecca Savransky