In case you missed it, Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker today claimed in an interview that it “doesn’t fit” civil rights icon and voting rights advocate John Lewis’ legacy for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to carry his name.
During the interview, Walker also twice suggested that Lewis — a longtime member of the U.S. House — was a “senator.”
WALKER: You know what’s sad about that – to use the name of a great man to brand something that is so bad, I think it is terrible to do. Senator Lewis was one of the greatest senators that has ever been and for African-Americans that was absolutely incredible; to throw his name on a bill for voting rights I think is a shame.
First of all, if you look at the bill, It just doesn’t fit what John Lewis stood for, and I think they know that. And I think that it’s sad for them to do this to him.