There's A Bizarre New Bond Between Harry Reid And Boxing Legend Mike Tyson

Senate Majority Harry Reid and former boxing great Mike Tyson met this week in Reid’s office before officially launching a campaign urging President Barack Obama to posthumously pardon boxing great Jack Johnson.

The unlikely duo are teaming up to promote the campaign, which includes a petition on that already has more than 1,000 supporters. 

Johnson was convicted in 1913 under the Mann Act of transporting a woman — his future wife, Lucille Cameron — across state lines for what an all-white jury deemed was an “immoral purpose.” He served a little more than a year in jail, but activists want his record wiped.

Reid has advocated for Johnson’s pardon for some time now, and has been joined by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Mo Cowan (D-Mass.), as well as U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.).

Here is a photo of the duo in Reid’s office, tweeted out by Reid’s staff:

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The pair also gushed back and forth about meeting each other on Twitter:

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