House Holds Moment of Silence to Honor John Lewis

The House of Representatives observed a moment of silence to honor Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) who died last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer. 

On Monday, members of the Georgia delegation hailed Lewis’ legacy. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) said, “The world is a better place because John Lewis spent his life pursuing freedom, justice, opportunity, love, and peace for all of humanity.”

“While he is an icon in the history of America for his courage and his sacrifice in making good trouble, his enduring humility reflected the true timbre of his character. He inspired us as the conscience of the Congress. And we have all been truly blessed to know, love, and share the life and legacy of this extraordinary human being,” he added.

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Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) said Lewis welcomed him to the House after his election.

“It’s truly a privilege now for me to be able to stand before you and to honor him not far from where he honored me as we remember the life and the legacy of who is known as a gentle, gentle giant,” Graves said.

“I’m better off because of John Lewis. We are all better because of John Lewis, our nation is so much better because of John Lewis,” he added.

Lewis, 80, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer late last year.  

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    I fully support any slaveholder paying to slaves. Too bad that includes so many freed blacks who went on to enslave their own people (check the historic records), the Indian nations (who continued holding slaves AFTER the Civil War), and ALL the survivors.

  2. John Lewis. Democrat. Traitor to his people.

    He marched with MLK, then joined the party that launched a civil war to keep his people enslaved, used fire hoses and dogs on his people, voted against integration in schools, and enforced Jim Crow.

    He was a sellout.

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    ’cause nothing says pandering to the stupid like wearing cloth from the Africans who sold them into. Slavery. THEY should pay reparations first.

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