Rep. Eshoo Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

July 19, 2020
Press Release

PALO ALTO, CA – Representative Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) issued the following statement today on the passing of Congressman John Lewis:

“John Lewis was my trusted friend and colleague, and his passing leaves so many with an aching sadness. He was a man of extraordinary faith ... faith in God and faith in the country he loved and served with passion. He was fearless in pursuit of the ‘Beloved Community’ and he allowed himself to be beaten and jailed in pursuit of justice, yet he remained true to nonviolence. He was a humble and kind man who revered the sanctity of the right to vote and was willing to die for it. He perfected our union and now he is perfecting heaven where he was welcomed by Dr. King. Future generations will be inspired by his courage, his faith and his vision of equality for all God’s children.”