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 ClintonDemocratic strategist laments 'low bar' for Biden debate performance Wasserman Schultz makes bid for House Appropriations Committee gavel Trump to hold campaign rally in Pennsylvania next month 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 TrumpWatergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump In private moment with Trump, Justice Kennedy pushed for Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: book Obama: 'Everybody needs to chill out' about differences between 2020 candidates 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 SandersKamala Harris receives new Iowa endorsements after debate performance Wasserman Schultz makes bid for House Appropriations Committee gavel Overnight Health Care: Crunch time for Congress on surprise medical bills | CDC confirms 47 vaping-related deaths | Massachusetts passes flavored tobacco, vaping products ban MORE (I-Vt.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker hits fundraising threshold for December debate after surge of post-debate donations Bicameral group of Democrats introduces bill to protect immigrant laborers The Hill's Morning Report - Sondland stuns; Dems pull punches in fifth debate MORE (D-N.J.). Sanders said last week he's unlikely to seek campaign advice from Clinton during his current bid.