Georgia Leaders Ask Statue Of John Lewis Replace That Of Alexander Stephens In U.S. Capitol Statuary Hall

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Congressman Tom Graves and Senator David Perdue are among Georgia leaders who have sent letters to Governor Brian Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, and Speaker of the Georgia House David Ralston requesting they replace the statue of Alexander Hamilton Stephens with a statue of John Lewis in the United States Capitol Statuary Hall.

 

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Graves said, “I can think of no better statue in the U.S. Capitol representing our state than one of John Lewis. Our nation lost a giant, and it’s up to us to work together so that John’s fight for justice and equality continues. I was glad to see Gov. Kemp signal yesterday that he agrees that John’s legacy should be honored in our nation’s Capitol for generations to come.”


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