Rep. John Lewis Wants To ‘Take A Bullwhip’ To People So They Care About Civil Rights


Rep. John Lewis Wants To ‘Take A Bullwhip’ To People So They Care About Civil Rights

Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like “taking a bullwhip” to people in order to make them care about civil rights.

“It doesn’t matter whether they’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes,” Lewis told the audience of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.

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