Nancy Pelosi Calls Both John Lewis and Elijah Cummings ‘The Conscience of the Congress’

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MD - JULY 27: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., watches as the flag-draped casket of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., arrives on July 27, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Lewis, a civil rights icon and fierce advocate of voting rights for African Americans, will …
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s favorite moniker while memorializing deceased members of the House is apparently “Conscience of the Congress.”

On Monday, Pelosi praised U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who died on July 17.

The AP reported Pelosi called Lewis the “conscience of the Congress” who was “revered and beloved on both sides of the aisle, on both sides of the Capitol,” during a ceremony in the Rotuna.

But when Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) died in October, Pelosi declared he, too, was the “conscience of Congress.”

Julianne Malveaux reported:

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) said of his colleague, “In a time of confrontation and disagreement and anger and, yes, sometimes hate, he was a beacon of civility, of fairness, of justice.”

Many others echoed those sentiments, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi describing Cummings as “the conscience of the Congress.”

Meanwhile, when Rep. John Conyers died that same month, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) deemed him the “conscience of the Congress.”

“Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving African American in Congress, was a respected and strong moral voice for the Congress and for the Congressional Black Caucus, which he helped found and chaired and served so well. The conscience of the Congress, he was, at the end of his career, its dean – its longest serving Member, and the sixth longest-serving Member in history,” he said in a statement.

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