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Politics John Lewis' funeral to be attended by 3 ex-presidents, former VP Biden

00:06  30 july  2020
00:06  30 july  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Biden to pay tribute to Lewis at Capitol on Monday

  Biden to pay tribute to Lewis at Capitol on Monday Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will honor former Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) as his body lies in state at the U.S. Capitol on Monday.Biden's campaign announced that the former vice president will travel to Washington in a press release late Sunday evening.Lewis died in mid-July after battling pancreatic cancer. The lawmaker and civil rights legend was also honored with one last trip via horse-drawn carriage over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, in remembrance of the former activist's 1965 march over the bridge that ended with Lewis and others being savagely beaten by police.

Former Vice President Joe Biden 's presidential campaign announced Sunday night that he and Jill Biden would travel to Washington to pay their Lewis will lie in state in Georgia's capitol rotunda Wednesday before his funeral in Atlanta on Thursday. © Jake Crandall, Montgomery Advertiser The

Donald Trump's aides have “frustration” with the president ’s decision not to pay his respects to late congressman John Lewis . His body was lying in state at the US Capitol on Monday and politicians – from presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife to the Vice President

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will reportedly be in attendance at the funeral of late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., along with former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Lewis’ funeral will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the church once led by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. With multiple presidents in attendance, first reported by CBS 46, security will be tight, with a heavy Secret Service presence.

Civil rights icon John Lewis to lie in state at Georgia Capitol; private funeral is Thursday

  Civil rights icon John Lewis to lie in state at Georgia Capitol; private funeral is Thursday The public will be allowed to view the body and two ceremonies will honor him Wednesday. On Thursday, there is a private funeral in Atlanta.Lewis will be honored at the State Capitol in a special ceremony at 2 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence did, however, attend the viewing at the Capitol on Monday night. Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden also visited Lewis ' casket at the Capitol on Lewis — a Democratic representative and former “freedom rider”

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will honor former Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) as his body lies in state at the U.S. Capitol on Monday. Biden 's campaign announced that the former vice president will travel to Washington in a press release late Sunday evening.

Other elected officials are expected to attend the service, which will begin at 11 a.m.

Lewis, a congressman for 33 years and civil rights icon, lay in state at the U.S. Capitol from Monday until Wednesday, where lawmakers and the public were able to pay their respects.

JOHN LEWIS ARRIVES IN ATLANTA TO LIE IN REPOSE AT GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL

On Wednesday, he was brought to Atlanta to lie in repose at the Georgia State Capitol where residents can view his casket from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. His body will remain in the Capitol until Thursday when it will be transported for the funeral.

During a private service on Wednesday, Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke in praise of the late congressman’s life work.

Obama to speak at John Lewis's funeral

  Obama to speak at John Lewis's funeral Former President Obama will speak at the late Rep. John Lewis's (D-Ga.) funeral Thursday, according to a source familiar with the plans.Obama will attend the service alongside former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, according to multiple reports. The funeral for the civil rights icon and longtime Georgia lawmaker will be held at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.Lewis died earlier this month at the age of 80. He announced late last year that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer."I first met John when I was in law school, and I told him then that he was one of my heroes. Years later, when I was elected a U.S.

Former Vice President Joe Biden , the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and his wife, Jill Biden , were among those who then filed past his casket and paid their final respects. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions.

Former vice president Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden paid their respects to Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who is laying in state at the U.S. Capitol on July 27.

Presidents Trump and 95-year-old Jimmy Carter will be the only living presidents not in attendance at the Lewis funeral. But last week Trump tweeted condolences for Lewis, calling him a "civil rights hero." "Saddened to hear the news of civil rights hero John Lewis passing. Melania and I send our prayers to he and his family," Trump tweeted. He later told reporters he would not be visiting Lewis’ casket at the Capitol.

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Lewis was no fan of Trump. He sparked a boycott of his inauguration in 2017 and said the president-elect was not a "legitimate president." Lewis said Russians destroyed the candidacy of Hillary Clinton and helped Trump win the election.

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The Georgia Democrat died at 80 last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Lewis was already a major civil rights figure by the time he made it to the House in 1987: In 1961, he was one of the original 13 activists who participated in the Freedom Rides, and in 1963, he was one of the keynote speakers at the historic March on Washington. His death provoked a bipartisan outpouring of condolences.

How to Watch, Live Stream Barack Obama's Eulogy at John Lewis' Funeral

  How to Watch, Live Stream Barack Obama's Eulogy at John Lewis' Funeral In 2011, Obama awarded Lewis the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.The funeral, held at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, is closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic. Along with Obama, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are expected to attend.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden paid their respects to the late Rep. John Lewis in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. UP NEXT. NOW PLAYING: Medical. Biden pays respects to Rep. John Lewis .

Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden was also expected to be in attendance . President Donald Trump, whom Lewis had called illegitimate, said he will not be attending the memorial services. Lewis ’ lifelong dedication to civil rights has led not only to his life’s

Trump snubs civil right icon Lewis, cites absence at 2017 inauguration .
Trump snubs civil right icon Lewis, cites absence at 2017 inaugurationLewis, who played an instrumental role in passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, was buried last week after an emotional service in Atlanta attended by three of the nation's four living past presidents.

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