Apr 7, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Rep. John Lewis endorses Joe Biden

Rep. John Lewis
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Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced Tuesday that he would endorse Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race, per the AP.

The state of play: Lewis, who is currently battling pancreatic cancer and is one of the most influential veteran black lawmakers, told reporters that Biden is "a man of courage, a man of great conscience, a man of faith." He also urged younger black voters to remember that "the vote is the most powerful, nonviolent tool we have in society, and we must use it."

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