Civil Rights Icon, Rep. John Lewis has endorsed former VP Joe Biden for President and insists that we,”we need his leadership now more than ever before.”
During a call with reporters, Lewis also weighed in on Biden’s decision to pick a woman as his running mate:
“It would be good to have a woman of color. It would be good to have a woman,” he said. “It would be good to have a woman look like the rest of America — smart, gifted, a fighter, a warrior. And we have plenty of able women, some of black, white, Latino, Asian American, Native American. I think the time has long past of making the White House look like the whole of America.”
Rep. Lewis also insisted that even though he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, he plans to campaign for Biden.
“I have a few health problems now, but they will not be with me forever. I plan to travel around America to support him and be able to speak up and speak out for him,” he said. “I know what it is to campaign hard and to work hard, and I will be out there working and campaigning for Joe Biden as president of the United States of America.”