Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), a Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump: Muslim soldier was a hero but his father 'has no right' to criticize me Interim DNC chair to impose 'tough standards' after email leaks Mark Cuban campaigns for Clinton in hometown of Pittsburgh MORE supporter and Congressional Black Caucus whip, voiced doubts Friday about presidential rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersInterim DNC chair to impose 'tough standards' after email leaks Meet the rising Dem star positioned to help Clinton on gun control Sunday shows preview: Convention cleanup, Russian intrigue MORE's ability to heal race relations in the United States.
"I think it seemed a bit presumptuous to me to conclude that Bernie Sanders in the twilight of his career was going to be able to be the great healer in race relations," Jeffries said in an interview with CNN's "New Day."
“Absolutely, because what we will do is instead of give tax breaks to millionaires, we will create millions of jobs for low-income kids so they are not hanging out on street corners," he responded.
"Now Sanders is promising to do more to improve race relations than President Obama?" Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon tweeted during the debate.
"I thought that was a very simplistic answer to a very complicated problem," Jeffries said.
“To be very frank, I never saw him, I never met him,” Lewis said. “I chaired the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for three years, from 1963-1966. I was involved in sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, the March from Selma to Montgomery ... but I met Hillary Clinton, I met President Clinton.”