July 22, 2020

Luján Remarks in Remembrance of John Lewis

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) delivered remarks on the House floor in remembrance of Congressman John Lewis.                                                               

Video of Luján’s full speech is available here.

Luján’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, are included below:

I rise today in remembrance of our friend and colleague John Lewis – the gentleman from Georgia, a great man, a treasure, our brother.

Congressman Lewis spent his life fighting for justice. When Mr. Lewis spoke he did so with a force and moral clarity.

He was an original Freedom Rider who embodied what it means to be a humble public servant. John never let anything stand in the way of doing what was right.

His legacy will continue by the generations of brothers and sisters he inspired to ‘get into good trouble.’ 

It was a blessing to have known Congressman Lewis, and I know his light will continue shining bright in the courage and conviction of the American people.

As we lay our friend to rest, the torch of justice shines bright. Let us honor Congressman Lewis by continuing his fight.

Rest in power, my friend.

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