Honouring the "conscience of the Congress." Biden to pay tribute to activist John Lewis

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will honour former Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) as his body lies in state at the U.S. Capitol today (Monday).


Joe Biden. Image credit - Minn Post

Biden's campaign announced that the former vice president will travel to Washington in a press release late yesterday evening.


Lewis died in July after battling pancreatic cancer. The lawmaker and civil rights legend was also honoured with one last trip by horse-drawn carriage over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, in remembrance of the former activist's 1965 march over the bridge that ended with Lewis and others being savagely beaten by police.


Members of both parties have honoured the former congressman since his passing, with many lawmakers calling the venerable Georgian Democrat the "conscience of the Congress."

President Trump previously acknowledged Lewis's legacy in a tweet but has not yet announced plans to honour him at the Capitol.


SOURCE: THE HILL

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