07.18.20

Senator Burr Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Leader and Congressman John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on the passing of civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (GA-05):

“Throughout his life, John Lewis was a fighter. Standing alongside Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington and in Selma, John was considered one of the Big Six Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. He was unwavering in his fight for equality and worked tirelessly to ensure that America’s God-given freedoms are enjoyed by all. I had the honor of working with John on the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act. On civil rights issues and many others, he served Georgians with devotion and passion for nearly 35 years. Brooke and I are keeping the Lewis family in our prayers as we mourn John’s passing.”