“John Lewis was a man of integrity, visionary, and force for good. It is impossible to adequately describe how he positively changed the world during his lifetime,” Kemp said Monday. “Although his loss remains heavy on the heart of our nation, his legacy will endure, and we must all strive to live our lives with the resolve of a higher purpose and meaning like John Lewis.”
Lewis had served in Congress from 1987 until his death July 17, representing the Atlanta-area 5th Congressional District. Lewis was lying in state at the U.S. Capitol on Monday and will again Tuesday.