Congress pauses to honor Lewis
WASHINGTON — The House on Monday stood for an emotional moment of silence for Georgia Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon who died last week from pancreatic cancer.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi gaveled the House to order, calling on “all who loved John Lewis, wherever you are, rise in a moment of silence in remembrance of the conscience of the Congress.”
Several people on the dais wept as the House stood in silence, heads bowed. When Pelosi tried to move on, those gathered interrupted with sustained applause.
“Our hero, our colleague, our brother, our friend received and answered his final summons from God almighty,” said Rep. Sanford Bishop, the dean of the Georgia delegation.
Lewis, 80, died Friday, several months after he was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.
Earlier, Pelosi choked up recalling their last conversation the day before he died.
“It was a sad one,” Pelosi said of their conversation Thursday. “We never talked about his dying until that day.”
‘Anti-feminist’ lawyer found dead, suspected in fatal shooting at N.J. judge’s home
A self-described “anti-feminist” lawyer found dead in the Catskills of an apparent selfinflicted gunshot wound is the prime suspect in the shooting of a federal judge’s family in New Jersey, the FBI said Monday.
Roy Den Hollander, who received media attention — including appearances on Fox News and Comedy Central — for lawsuits challenging perceived infringements of “men’s rights,” was found dead Monday in Sullivan County, New York, two officials with knowledge of the investigation told the Associated Press.
The FBI said Den Hollander was the “primary subject in the attack” and confirmed he had been pronounced dead but provided no other details.
A day earlier, a gunman posing as a FedEx delivery person went to the North Brunswick, New Jersey, home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas and started shooting, wounding her husband, the defense lawyer Mark Anderl, and killing her son, Daniel Anderl.
Black fabric and notes adorn the office door Monday of late Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia.