New John Lewis tribute in place after U.S. Capitol riots

Credit: Tamar Hallerman

Credit: Tamar Hallerman

WASHINGTON — A placard honoring the life of U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta, who died in July, was among the items vandalized during last week’s U.S. Capitol revolt.

That tribute has now been replaced. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a congressman from Maryland who serves as the Democrats’ No. 2 leader in the House, made the announcement Wednesday.

“Insurrectionists may have torn down our memorial of our dear John Lewis, but they can’t tear down his legacy or stop us from working to achieve equality for all,” Hoyer wrote on Twitter. “The memorial is standing once again outside my office!”

The poster is outside the doors of Hoyer’s office. It includes one of Lewis’ popular “good trouble” quotes.