Grothman Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) released the following statement after news of the passing of civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis. Lewis, a Democrat, served Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District since 1986.
“Today, I was saddened to hear of the passing of civil rights leader and Congressman, John Lewis,” said Grothman. “Congressman Lewis was a great leader both inside and outside of the halls of Congress. To him, the civil rights movement wasn’t just a theory or something you read about in a textbook, he lived it, and embodied the spirit of the movement. This was clear every day in his words and actions, courageously fighting for what he thought was right even in the face of adversity. It was an honor to serve with John for his last five and a half years in Congress and I am proud to have called him my friend. My condolences go out to his loved ones. He will be sorely missed.”
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his third term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.