Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Endorses Biden [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports:

John Lewis, the Georgia congressman and civil rights icon, formally endorsed Joe Biden for president on Tuesday morning, becoming the latest in a long string of elected officials who have backed the former vice president.

“I read about Joe Biden when he became an elected official. I heard him speak. I met him,” Lewis told reporters on a conference call ahead of the announcement. “And he’s been a friend, a dear friend. He’s a man of courage, a man with a great conscience, a man of faith. He will be a great president. He will lead our country to a better place.”

Lewis said that he would urge young black voters in particular to vote for Biden, and he harked back to the work done by civil rights leaders.