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Boyle Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

July 17, 2020
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement regarding the passing of Congressman John Lewis (GA-05):

“I am absolutely heartbroken to hear of the passing of John Lewis. John understood, better than most, the composition of our moral human fabric. He worked tirelessly to patch up tears and cement fissures and inequities in our country armed with compassion, bravery and an unwavering moral position with which very few could rightfully disagree. John was a true compass that guided me quite often during my time in the U.S. House.

John was also a true champion for economic and social justice. “Good Trouble” was John’s favorite phrase, and it so deftly captured John’s character and spirit in those two words.  I was blessed to have been able work alongside John and learn from him.  John was truly generous of heart, mind and soul and has set an example for generations to come. He leaves behind a legacy that we all must now build upon. 

May God bring eternal light upon John and may God bless the entire Lewis family as they move forward in the coming days."