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Politics Obama to speak at John Lewis's funeral

02:06  30 july  2020
02:06  30 july  2020 Source:   thehill.com

Obama to eulogize John Lewis as former presidents attend civil rights icon's funeral

  Obama to eulogize John Lewis as former presidents attend civil rights icon's funeral Former President Barack Obama will give the eulogy at US Rep. John Lewis' funeral on Thursday and former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will attend the service, according to sources familiar with the former presidents' plans.Former President Barack Obama will give the eulogy at US Rep. John Lewis' funeral on Thursday and former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will attend the service, according to sources familiar with the former presidents' plans.

John Lewis , according to reports. Obama , the first African American president, will speak at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former The funeral will cap a six-day celebration of Lewis ’ legacy, which featured stops in his home state of Alabama and a two-day remembrance at the

For John , that meant answering the highest of callings, serving his country in a time of war. Others this week and this morning have spoken to the depths of John believed in honest argument and hearing our views. He understood that if we get in the habit of bending the truth to suit political expediency or

Former President Obama will speak at the late Rep. John Lewis's (D-Ga.) funeral Thursday, according to a source familiar with the plans.

Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Amelia Boynton Robinson standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Obama to speak at John Lewis's funeral © Getty Images Obama to speak at John Lewis's funeral

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.

Barack Obama to deliver eulogy for John Lewis: report

  Barack Obama to deliver eulogy for John Lewis: report Former President Barack Obama will speak at the funeral for U.S. congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis on Thursday, according to CNN. © BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI Representative John Lewis (D-GA) (L) and US President Barack Obama embrace each other at the Edmund Pettus Bridge March 7, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. Ex-commanders-in-chief Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will also attend the ceremony for Lewis at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, CNN reported, citing sources. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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I have the deepest respect for John Lewis and Elijah Cummings, but deep down inside, I think it'd be, ultimately, better for all of us if John McCain made it known to his close congressional friends that he didn't want the president to speak at his funeral . And if that wasn't enough to keep Trump away

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. Senator, I told him that I stood on his shoulders," the former president said in a statement after Lewis's death.

"When I was elected President of the United States, I hugged him on the inauguration stand before I was sworn in and told him I was only there because of the sacrifices he made," Obama wrote on Medium.

"And through all those years, he never stopped providing wisdom and encouragement to me and Michelle and our family. We will miss him dearly," he continued.

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.

When John Lewis , the civil rights icon and longtime Democratic congressman from Georgia, died at Trump also spoke at a ceremony at the Capitol, where Graham was to lie in honor, and he Obama caught heat in early 2016 when he decided to skip the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin

John Lewis (D-Ga.), who is laying in state at the U. S . Capitol on July 27. Martin Luther King III speaks at the funeral of John Lewis in Selma.

Lewis was one of the original Freedom Riders and the youngest speaker at the March on Washington in 1963. He was the only person who delivered remarks at the historic civil rights march to witness Obama become the nation's first Black president.

Lewis was beaten by a Georgia state trooper and his skull was fractured during the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 that became known as "Bloody Sunday."

On Sunday, Lewis's body was escorted across the bridge in Alabama for the last time in tribute, alongside a military honor guard.

Lewis this week was the first Black lawmaker in U.S. history to lie in state in the Capitol rotunda in Washington, D.C.


Video: John Lewis Lies in State at U.S. Capitol as Mourners Pay Tribute (Time)

'It was an angry speech': Trump slams Obama's eulogy of civil rights icon John Lewis, calling it 'terrible' and 'ridiculous' .
Obama called on Congress to pass a new Voting Rights Act in Lewis' honor and threw his support behind other voter protection measures."I thought it was a terrible speech. It was an angry speech," Trump said. "It showed his anger there that people don't see. He lost control and he's been really hit very hard by both sides for that speech. That speech was ridiculous.

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