The Supreme Court struck down section four of the Voting Rights Act and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who took part in every major civil rights event of the 1960’s, including the “Bloody Sunday” march on Selma, Ala., responded to the ruling.
Lewis says his initial reaction was “disbelief.” Lewis added, “We’ve made progress but there’s stil progress to be made.”
Lewis said, “What the Supreme Court did was to put a dagger in the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This act helped liberate not just a people but a nation.”
“We don’t want to go back,” he continued. “I’m shocked, dismayed, disappointed. I take it very personally. I gave a little blood on that bridge for the right to vote, for the right to participate in a Democratic process.”
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