Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb was the only candidate at CNN’s Democratic Debate to state that “all lives matter” when the group was asked on Tuesday night.
The question: “Do black lives matter, or do all lives matter?”
WEBB: As a president of the United States, every life in the country matters. At the same time, I believe I can say to you that I have a long history of working with the situation of African-Americans … I risked my political life raising the issue of criminal justice reform … I had political consultants telling me I was committing political suicide. We led that issue in the Congress. We started a national debate on it, and it wasn’t until then that the Republican Party started talking about it.
Webb was the only candidate on stage to take that position.