TUCSON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement on the passing of Rep. John Lewis:
“Our country lost a legend and a national icon with the death of my friend and colleague John Lewis. Every day of his life, John fought for the heart and soul of America, inspiring generations of people to get into ‘good trouble’ in pursuit of equality.
“From the Edmond Pettus Bridge in Selma to the halls of Congress, he always used wherever he was to ensure that our country lived up to its promise to all of us. He leaves behind a legacy that will continue to inspire all of those committed to furthering social justice for generations to come. My thoughts are with his family, his constituents, and all of those mourning this loss and honoring his memory.”