Democratic Rep. John Lewis said he is willing to go to jail to protest the separation of families who are apprehended illegally trying to enter the country at a rally Wednesday morning.
Hugging a child, Rep. John Lewis vows action to stop practice of family separation.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 20, 2018
“Now is time to do what is right, what is fair and what is just. … I will go to the borders. I’d get arrested again. You know, if necessary, I’m prepared to go to jail,” Lewis stated.
.@RepJohnLewis: “Our nation is mourning. Our nation is crying out to save our little children. Save our babies. History will not be kind to us as a nation and as a people if we continue to go down this road. We must stop the madness and stop it now.” pic.twitter.com/BRYNMer2EM
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 20, 2018
“This has been going on too long, and it must stop. And it must stop now,” he continued. “Not tomorrow, but now!”
Lewis has talked about the same topic on the House floor, saying that “our nation is crying out to save our little children.”
He also made references to his experiences with segregation during the rally.