Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the death of Congressman John Lewis:
“I am saddened by the death of iconic civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis. Few have had as powerful and inspiring an impact on our country as Congressman Lewis and America is a better, more equal place because of his sacrifice and leadership. Our nation owes so much to this incredible man.
“We served together in Congress for decades, and I was honored to call him my friend. I will never forget Landra and I re-enacting the historic Selma march with him, listening as he described the day he was nearly beaten to death. It had a profound impact on me, like I am sure it has had on so many others. My condolences to his family and the countless friends and admirers who – like Landra and I – are mourning the loss of this great man.”