SC lawyer of black man killed by cop switches support to Sanders
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Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSen. Sanders: 'Hypocrite' Trump rants against undocumented immigrants, but hires them at his properties On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump floats tariffs on European cars | Nikki Haley slams UN report on US poverty | Will tax law help GOP? It's a mystery Nikki Haley: 'Ridiculous' for UN to analyze poverty in America MORE has received the endorsement of a South Carolina lawmaker and lawyer representing the family of a Palmetto State man shot and killed last year by a police officer. 

State Rep. Justin Bamberg, the lawyer representing the family of Walter Scott, said Monday he is switching his endorsement from Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHouse Judiciary Committee subpoenas FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts Clapper: Trump was serious when he said he wants citizens to act like North Koreans do for Kim Hillary Clinton: Fundamental rights are 'under assault like never before' MORE to Sanders in the race for the White House. In a conference call held by the Sanders campaign, Bamberg said his decision was not about anything Clinton did wrong, but about how Sanders won him over once he gave him a "fair shake."
 
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"People have said Bernie’s ideas are unachievable and impossible," he said. "We live on the greatest country on earth...we put a man on the moon — don’t tell me that we can not provide Americans the right to health care because that right is a matter of life and death for many Americans."
 
Scott, a black man, was killed by a South Carolina police officer who shot him as he ran away unarmed. The officer, Michael Slager, has been charged with murder after the release of dashcam video showing the crime. 
 
The independent Vermont senator, who is in a tight battle with Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire, trails Clinton by a large margin in South Carolina amid concerns that Sanders's message isn't resonating with black voters. Clinton led by 22 points in a recent poll by CBS News/YouGov.