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WASHINGTON – Civil rights icon RepJohn Lewis endorsed extinct Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, the day of the Wisconsin predominant.

“I in actual fact have stared down the deepest, and darkest forces in this nation. Vice President Joe Biden and I each and every deem that we are in a war to redeem the soul of The USA,” Lewis, D-Ga., mentioned in an announcement.

Lewis is among the up-to-date top Democratic legitimate to throw his support at the lend a hand of Biden. Biden is currently main in delegates in opposition to Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is also vying to be the Democratic nominee. Wisconsin is with out a doubt one of the most few states that did now no longer postpone its predominant amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lewis become at the forefront of many pivotal events of the civil rights circulate, equivalent to the 1963 March on Washington to the 1965 Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Alabama. He is also among the up-to-date member of the Congressional Murky Caucus to endorse Biden, the establish 37 assorted members have already presented their support for the extinct vp.

“I know Joe Biden as a man of persona and dignity,” Lewis mentioned. “A one who can now no longer, and might per chance additionally merely now no longer relaxation when he sees injustice in our American home.

“Joe Biden has no delusions about this nation’s past. But he knows who we are succesful of even be at our splendid. A nation of treasure, freedom and equality. And, I’m going to war with him for that future,” he mentioned.

Lewis also recorded a marketing campaign video for Biden. It reveals archival pictures of protests from the civil rights circulate that reveals many leaders from that time, collectively with Martin Luther King Jr. to boot to pictures and photos of Lewis at the time.

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Within the video, Lewis says in a enlighten-over that in witnessing dusky chapters in American historical past he’s “considered the identical more or much less inferior rear its head again” over the last four years.

“You preserve a persona of a man by how he chooses to reply to that ethical obligation,” Lewis mentioned. “Vice President Joe Biden has by no manner stopped speaking up for his fellow man.”

Biden thanked Lewis for his support in an announcement on Twitter.

“Congressman John Lewis is an ethical giant who has spent his whole life pushing our nation to are residing as a lot as our absolute top ideals,” Biden wrote. “I am honored to call him a chum – and grateful to have him by my facet in this war for the soul of our nation.”

Congressman John Lewis is an ethical giant who has spent his whole life pushing our nation to are residing as a lot as our absolute top ideals. I am honored to call him a chum — and grateful to have him by my facet in this war for the soul of our nation. pic.twitter.com/kqwe6CGre1

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 7, 2020

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