“When you all came here and brought your top staff, you brought no Black people. That, sir, is systematic racism. That is exactly what John Lewis spent his life fighting, Richmond said. “I would just suggest that actions speak louder than words and you really should keep the name of the Honorable John Lewis out of the Department of Justice’s mouth.”
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) scolded Attorney General William Barr for referencing late Rep. John Lewis’ civil rights legacy in his opening statement.