Rep. John Lewis: I'll Support Hillary in 2016

Rep. John Lewis: I'll Support Hillary in 2016

On Tuesday, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) said he would support Hillary Clinton for president were she to run in 2016.

The civil rights icon who was beaten on “Bloody Sunday” while marching for voting rights on the Edmund Pettus said nobody was more qualified than Clinton to be president. 

“I won’t make an endorsement, but I will say this: If she makes a decision to run, I would be with her,” Lewis told the New York Times. “I think today she is the most qualified person in America to be president. No one has worked so hard or done a more effective job in representing this country as secretary of State in modern times.”

In 2008, Lewis switched his support from Clinton to Barack Obama. 

On Monday, in an appeal to the black voters Clinton would need to win her party’s primary, Clinton spoke out against Voter ID efforts at a speech in San Francisco to the American Bar Association.

During her speech on voting rights, Clinton botched the name of civil rights icon Medgar Evers, calling the assassinated leader “Medgar Evans.”