Veasey Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

Jul 18, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) issued this statement on the passing of civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis:

“Our nation has lost a civil rights hero and loyal public servant. John Lewis was a fearless fighter, whose life was committed to transforming our nation for the better. Every day of John Lewis’s life was dedicated to bringing freedom and justice to all—from the courage he displayed on Edmund Pettus Bridge, to the moral leadership that he brought to the Congress for more than 30 years. I am privileged to have worked beside this giant in Congress and to regard him as a friend and mentor. His memory will continue to be an inspiration that moves us all to stand up to injustice and to make ‘good trouble.’ May he rest in power."