December 30, 2019
Didn’t this guy die a few months ago?
Democratic Representative John Lewis, a hero of the U.S. civil rights movement, said on Sunday he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Lewis, 79, who endured beatings by white police and mobs during the 1960s civil rights movement and won further respect as a foremost black member of the U.S. Congress for more than three decades, said he was “clear-eyed” about the severity of his diagnosis.
“I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now,” Lewis said in a statement.
Lewis, an Alabama sharecropper’s son first elected in 1986 as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia, said he would return to Washington in the coming days to begin treatment.
“I may miss a few votes during this period, but with God’s grace I will be back on the front lines soon,” he said.
I could have sworn that this guy died, and they had some big fanfare around his funeral.
Is this some new kind of ritual?
Where black politicians die and then come back to die again?