Congressman Peter King is remembering his colleague John Lewis as a "perfect gentleman", after the civil rights icon died last week at the age of 80.
"He was a great person and good friend, total class and for a person with such a high profile he was probably the only one that I can think of that no one has ever said a bad word about," said Rep. Peter King while on the air this morning with the "Len Berman and Michael Riedel In The Morning" show.
Lewis died on Friday after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December of last year. He was the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become one of the most towering figures of the civil rights movement. He was first elected to Congress in 1986.
"He was on the way and means campaign and people on the committee had the highest regard for him as a person who wanted to get the job done," said Rep. King.
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