Biden to pay tribute to Lewis at Capitol on Monday

Biden to pay tribute to Lewis at Capitol on Monday
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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenSouth Africa health minister calls travel bans over new COVID variant 'unjustified' Biden attends tree lighting ceremony after day out in Nantucket Senior US diplomat visiting Southeast Asia to 'reaffirm' relations MORE will honor the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisWith extreme gerrymanders locking in, Biden needs to make democracy preservation job one Obama, Dave Chappelle nominated in same Grammy category Progressive groups urge Feinstein to back filibuster carve out for voting rights or resign MORE (D-Ga.) as his body lies in state at the U.S. Capitol on Monday.

Biden's campaign announced that the former vice president will travel to Washington in a press release late Sunday evening.

Lewis died on July 17 after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. The lawmaker and civil rights legend was also honored with one last trip via horse-drawn carriage over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, in remembrance of the former activist's 1965 march over the bridge that ended with Lewis and others being savagely beaten by police.

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Members of both parties have honored the former congressman since his passing, with many lawmakers calling the venerable Georgia Democrat the "conscience of the Congress."

President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE previously acknowledged Lewis's legacy in a tweet but has not yet announced plans to honor him at the Capitol.