Congressman Cohen Statement on John Lewis Cancer Diagnosis

December 30, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement on learning that Congressman and Civil Rights hero John Lewis has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer:

“John Lewis has been a heroic voice of conscience in an era of lessening values. He is America’s saint. I was proud to join him on the House floor in protesting the Republican failure to advance reasonable gun safety bills and in standing with him in resistance to the illegitimate presidency we are enduring. Congressman Lewis is loved by all in Congress and is the voice of the beloved community. I know he will fight this cancer and come back as soon as practicable. He is in our prayers.”