Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


May 27, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the deaths of 100,000 Americans from COVID-19:

“Today our nation reached the tragic milestone of 100,000 lives taken by COVID-19—with over 1,900 of those deaths in Georgia in just a few short months. It is deeply personal for us in the Second Congressional District, as Dougherty County became one of the most serious hot spots in the country. Every single victim left behind dreams never realized and loved ones grappling with the sudden void. Too many of us are dealing with this immense grief, while being unable to say goodbye or hold a funeral safely. To all who are grieving, I am grieving with you. The loss to our nation is indescribable.”