Bernie SandersBernie SandersBernie's 'billionaires' rally against Johnson to push millennials to Clinton Senate Dems target Wells Fargo auditor Trump aide reveals 'three major voter suppression operations' 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.
"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.