“We need Joe Biden now, more than ever before,” Lewis said.April 7, 2020, 9:55 AM6 min read Georgia Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis has endorsed former vice president Joe Biden, calling the Democratic front-runner a “a friend, a man of courage, a man of conscience,” and promising to do whatever he can to support his candidacy. “It is my belief that we need Joe Biden now, more than ever before,” Lewis said on a call with reporters Monday evening. “He will be a great president. He will lead our country to a great place. He would inspire another next generation to stand up, speak up and speak out. To be brave, to be bold, and that’s why I am committed to supporting him,” Lewis said, calling Biden a “dear friend.” One of the nation’s most influential voices on civil rights, Lewis was a close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and walked alongside the civil rights leader in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965, when he was badly beaten by police while crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge. He suffered a fractured skull in the attack. “I know hatred when I see it. I have felt it. I’ve


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