Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis Becomes Face of Democrats' Sit-in Over Guns

Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis Becomes Face of Democrats' Sit-in Over GunsRep. John Lewis of Georgia has become the face of the Democrats’ unprecedented sit-in at the U.S. House of Representatives that officially ended today at 1 p.m. — more than 24 hours after it had begun. House Speaker Paul Ryan called the sit-in a “publicity stunt” and warned Democrats that they set a “dangerous precedent” by resorting to a protest on the House floor. When Lewis, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers addressed the public outside the Capitol building after the conclusion of the sit-in, Lewis recalled meeting Martin Luther King Jr. as a young man.

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