Scalise Statement on the Death of Rep. John Lewis
WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding the news of Rep. John Lewis' (D-Ga.) death:
"John Lewis was a legend who helped pave the way for so many of the victories achieved throughout the civil rights movement. As accomplished and revered as he was, he never stopped working to advance the cause of equality and justice for all, even in his final days as he was battling for his own life. I was proud to call John Lewis a friend, and he will be deeply missed. America is a more perfect union because of the blood, sweat, and tears sacrificed by the great John Lewis."