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Biden to pay tribute to Lewis at Capitol on Monday

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will honor the late Rep. John Lewis (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.

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 Trump previously acknowledged Lewis’s legacy in a tweet but has not yet announced plans to honor him at the Capitol.

 

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