Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

BISHOP MOURNS THE LOSS OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS

Jul 18, 2020
Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis (GA-05):

“The world is a better place because John Lewis spent his life in pursuit of freedom, justice, opportunity, and peace for all of humanity. While he is an icon in the history of America for his courage and sacrifice in making ‘good trouble,’ his enduring humility reflects the true timbre of his character. He inspired us as colleagues as the ‘conscience’ of the Congress and I am blessed to have called him my friend for over 52 years. To say John will be missed is an understatement. My wife, Vivian and I send our deepest condolences to John’s family, friends, staff, and all those who mourn his loss. To God be the glory, for the life of John Robert Lewis!”