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Virginia Democrats Are Pulling for Rep. John Lewis


Support and love are pouring in from Virginia Democrats (see below) for the great Rep. John Lewis, a legendary fighter for justice who is now taking on Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  Like everyone else, I’m rooting for Rep. Lewis to emerge victorious from his latest battle. We need you, sir – get well soon!

Sen. Tim Kaine (D): “This is heartbreaking news from an American hero — Anne and I are keeping Congressman Lewis and his family in our prayers.”

Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA04):@repjohnlewis  is an example of courage and strength. I will be praying for him during this fight.”

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07): “John Lewis is a living example of strength, unwavering courage, and resilience. My thoughts are with him and his family as they prepare for the battle ahead.”

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08): “There is no one like John Lewis. His wisdom, courage, faith, and moral leadership are without equal and every day that we serve with him is a blessing and a privilege. Our prayers are with you @repjohnlewis”

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA10): “It’s one of the greatest honors of my life to be able to call @RepJohnLewis my colleague. He’s been a fighter all his life and I have no doubt he will beat this.   He’s right, ‘We still have many bridges to cross.'”

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11): “John Lewis is a beacon of courage, hope and inspiration in America and throughout the world. His struggle with pancreatic cancer will be matched with his indomitable will and bravery. God be with you my friend.”

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D): “‪God bless the incomparable Congressman John Lewis. You are the best of who we are. A grateful nation kneels in prayer for you and your family.‬ ‪This talk at Representative Elijah E. Cummings’s Homegoing Service was #SpiritualWealth personified. You continue to show us the courage to fight and win. We love you.‬”

State Sen. Scott Surovell (D): “We are all rooting for you Congressman Lewis.”

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D): “If you believe in the power of prayer, I will ask you to pray tonight for Rep. John Lewis prompt recovery! An amazing civil rights leader and activist! He still has so much to do. #johnlewis

Arlington/Falls Church Commonwealth’s Attorney-elect Parisa Dehgani-Tafti (D): “I cannot fathom what it must have taken for John Lewis to stand his ground on the Edmund Pettus bridge as armed troopers on horseback swigging batons charged at him, but I know we are a better country because he did and I pray he remains in the fight for many years to come.”


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