Alabama’s John Lewis Honored With Bipartisan Tribute at U.S. Capitol

| July 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

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By Skylar Woodhouse and Billy House

U.S. lawmakers set aside partisanship Monday to honor the late Georgia U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights legend and Alabama native known as “the Conscience of Congress.”

Dozens of Lewis’ congressional colleagues attended the invitation-only ceremony in the Capitol rotunda along with John-Miles Lewis, the late lawmaker’s son, three of his siblings, and other family members.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave remarks. Rep. James Clyburn, the highest-ranking Black member of Congress, delivered the benediction. Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden paid their respects Monday evening.

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