At a ceremony in the US Capitol rotunda, Lawmakers paid tribute to the late Rep. John Lewis, a long-time Georgia lawmaker and icon of the civil rights movement. (July 27)
- Well, I always pay tribute to great Americans and John Lewis is definitely, you know, is represented, and he's-- he's one of those. I've done this trip a couple other times for other presidents and senators, and this is my grandson. I wanted to bring him up because I'm telling him how things was when I was a child. That I went to segregated schools and how things are changing, and it just doesn't make sense, you know, for people to get upset over a skin tone. But, you know, so I've got to pay my respects for this great hero that we have.
You know, I was just thanking him when we was coming down there for putting up with me. [CHUCKLES]
- [CHUCKLES] Yeah.
- I said yeah, because he said, what do we do? We wait, you know?
You respect him in any way you want. Some people just stand there. I would say a small prayer. I plan on saluting him. You know? Everyone's, you know, like they say, everyone mourn in their own way. So whatever you feel that honor him, you do, so--
I like the way he just-- I-- I call it stand fast. He was just constant, you know. All the way through his faith. What he believed in, and like he said, if you see something that it doesn't look right, or that isn't right, you know, say something. Do something. And he calls it good trouble.
Continue his legacy, you know? Get in to good trouble, you know. Things aren't gonna change unless you step up. You got to get into good trouble, you know. Not violent, but you got to stand up.
And they gonna try to make you look bad. They're gonna-- they gonna, you know, just like they have a spin room after a debate They gonna spin it. They let them spin in any way they want. You know what you did, you know you were standing for. Stand up and do the right thing.