Rep. John Lewis, the “conscience of Congress” who represented Georgia for more than three decades, made his final trip to the U.S. Capitol on Monday, lying in state in the building where his former colleagues said farewell to the civil rights giant.
“It is fitting that John Lewis join this pantheon of patriots resting upon the same catafalque as President Abraham Lincoln.”
“John Lewis became a titan of the civil rights movement, and then the conscience of the Congress,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said.
His body was then taken to Selma, where he crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge a final time in a horse-drawn caisson Sunday before lying in state in the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery.
Lewis will lie in state in the Georgia State Capitol until Thursday, when a private funeral is scheduled in Atlanta.