Civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) powerfully called on the House to protect democracy by beginning impeachment proceedings against Trump.
Many Congressional Democrats are now supporting a new plan by Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to address climate change. The 29 year-old Ocasio-Cortez and her supporters are demanding that the House create a Select Climate Committee. They also want Nancy Pelosi and other members of House leadership to back a “Green New Deal” plan.
Civil Rights icon, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) told a Trump immigration policy protest in Atlanta that they must vote like they have never voted before.
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) made a loud statement against Trump's racism by announcing that he will not attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum because Trump will be there.
"The time is always right to do what is right. We waited too long. How many more people will die?"
The president-elect is only making matters worse by continuing to lash out at the civil rights icon.
"The point is at some point in time the president is going to have to turn to become more presidential and that’s not presidential."
You know that trip to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture that President-elect Donald Trump's transition team announced he would be taking in observance of Martin Luther King Day? Yeah, that's not happening now.
After Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) expressed his opinion that Donald Trump is not a legitimate president, the president-elect launched a childish and foolish attack on the Civil Rights hero.
Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis echoed the views of the majority of Americans who didn't vote for Trump when said that in his view, Trump is not a legitimate president.
"Disarm hate!" "We're with you!"
These were the chants that accompanied the Democratic House Caucus's press event to pressure House Republicans to allow real gun violence prevention legislation.
During this historic, courageous sit in -- Democrats found not only their spine but the knowledge that they carry moral authority on this issue -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) praised Congressmen John Lewis.
House Democrats have had enough of Republican refusal to allow a vote on gun control, so they are staging a sit in on the House floor and demanding a vote on common sense gun reform legislation.
After first suggesting Sanders was not active in the civil rights movement, Lewis said he had not meant to suggest he was not active
While endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, civil rights legend, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) said that he didn't know and never met Bernie Sanders during the civil rights movement.
In a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation, the US House overwhelmingly passed a Medicare payment overhaul bill on Thursday.
One group that was glaringly absent from Selma on Saturday was any substantial representation of racist Republicans; most notably Republican leaders in Congress.
It is not enough simply to remember Selma. The courageous men and women on the Edmund Pettus Bridge could not be deterred by brutal force. They marched forward with undaunted courage, staring death in the face. Members of Congress who lack the minimal courage required to pass legislation protecting the right to vote, have no business paying tribute to the marchers in Selma. By their inaction, their allegiance lies with the Alabama State Troopers who turned the marchers around.
Obviously Boehner is frustrated that he has been outplayed and out-maneuvered at every turn by the President, and lacking the wherewithal to take on the President himself, he marshaled support and conspired with a foreigner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to "defy and humiliate President Obama."
Must see video of Rep. John Lewis' profound speech about the history of the struggle for sacred right to vote, and call to march on to the voting booth Nov 6.