Washington, D.C.—Representative John Lewis made the following statement on the passing of Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY):
“My heart is broken. Louise was more than a colleague; she was my classmate and my friend. We took the oath of office together in January 1987 and served side-by-side for more than 30 years.
ATLANTA—Representative John Lewis made the following remarks upon hearing of the death of Reverend Billy Graham:
“Billy Graham was a noble man — a true servant of God; he had the ability to speak truth to power. He was like a shepherd looking over the flock of humankind. He was a man of hope, a man of faith—a man of love, and he will be sorely missed.
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