John Lewis, once Trump target, backs Joe Biden for president
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FILE - In this March 3, 2013, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, embraces U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., as they prepare to lead a group across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. Civil rights icon Lewis is backing Biden for president, giving the prospective Democratic nominee perhaps his biggest symbolic endorsement among the many veteran black lawmakers who back his candidacy. “We need his voice,” the 80-year-old Lewis told reporters ahead of the campaign's Tuesday, April 7, 2020 announcement. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
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Posted at 9:18 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated2020-04-07 11:18:22-04
ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Lewis is backing Joe Biden for president.
Lewis' support gives the prospective Democratic nominee his biggest symbolic endorsement among the many veteran black lawmakers who've lined up behind his candidacy.
The 80-year-old Lewis describes the former vice president as "a man of courage, a man of great conscience, a man of faith."
Lewis says the 77-year-old Biden would "help us regain our way as a nation."
Lewis is battling pancreatic cancer but says he'd "travel around America" for Biden if social distancing guidelines are eased amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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