Hillary Clinton in Selma: ‘We are living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy’
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Hillary Clinton on US leading in coronavirus cases: Trump 'did promise "America First"' Democratic fears rise again as coronavirus pushes Biden to sidelines MORE warned Sunday at a reception in Selma, Ala., that Americans are facing a "full-fledged crisis in our democracy," likening its importance to the civil rights movement from decades ago.

"This is a time, my friends, when fundamental rights, civic virtue, freedom of the press, the rule of law, truth, facts and reason are under assault," Clinton said at an event commemorating the 54th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," according to CNN.

"And make no mistake, we are living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy," she added.

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The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee was on hand Sunday to receive the International Unity Award at the Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast.

CNN reported that Clinton did not explicitly mention President TrumpDonald John TrumpWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Coronavirus hits defense contractor jobs Wake up America, your country doesn't value your life MORE in her remarks, but lamented that "racist and white supremacist views" had been lifted up by the White House. She further cautioned that civil rights and voting rights are at risk.

"To anyone who has ever wondered what you would have done during those defining moments that we read about in history books — whether you would have risked arrest to demand votes for women or bled on the Edmund Pettus Bridge to demand voting rights for all — the answer is what you are doing now could be as important as anything that anyone has done before," Clinton said.

Clinton, who lost the 2016 election to Trump, has remained an outspoken critic of his administration.

Also in attendance in Selma on Sunday were 2020 presidential hopefuls Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Poll: Trump, Biden in dead heat in 2020 matchup Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers, state governors talk coronavirus, stimulus package and resources as pandemic rages on MORE (I-Vt.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerLawmakers, labor leaders ramp up calls to use Defense Production Act Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men Amazon doubling overtime pay for warehouse workers MORE (D-N.J.). Sanders said last week he's unlikely to seek campaign advice from Clinton during his current bid.