‘There are those in power who are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting’: Obama excoriates Trump and compares him to George Wallace during eulogy for John Lewis and calls for Voting Rights Act ‘to truly honor’ rights icon

  • Barack Obama eulogized the late John Lewis on Thursday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta  
  • He excoriated President Trump and his administration by calling out efforts to stifle voting and slamming the use of tear gas on peaceful protesters by federal agents
  • Obama called on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act, saying: ‘Let’s honor him by revitalizing the law he was willing to die for’   
  • Bill Clinton and George W. Bush also addressed mourners as they spoke of the late civil rights icon and longtime Congressman  
  • President Trump, who did not visit the late Congressman’s body as it lied in state this week, did not attend
  • Bush told mourners that Americans live in a ‘better and nobler country today’ because of Lewis 
  • Clinton urged American to follow in Lewis’ footsteps, saying the US needed to ‘salute, suit up, and march on’ 
  • The funeral came on the same day an essay written by Lewis two days before his death was published in the New York Times
  • Lewis said he was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and that protesters had filled him with hope for the future in the final hours of his life 

Barack Obama has excoriated President Trump and his administration during his fiery eulogy for the late John Lewis by calling out efforts to stifle voting and slamming the use of tear gas on peaceful protesters by federal agents.  Speaking in front of the American flag-draped casket bearing Lewis’ body at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Thursday, Obama said the late civil rights activist had dedicated his life to ‘fighting the very attacks on democracy’ that ‘we’re seeing circulate right now.’  Refusing to mention Trump by name, Obama said the electoral system was currently under attack by Republicans trying to suppress the minority vote and Trump’s repeated attacks on mail-in voting. He called on Congress to act on voting rights and restore the Voting Rights Act. During his 41-minute eulogy, Obama also compared Trump to former Alabama Gov. George Wallace and slammed the government for recent scenes in which federal agents have tear gassed protesters.

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