Rep. John Lewis of Georgia talks with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about today’s Supreme Court decision. A full transcript will be posted on CNN.com.
“It is awful. It’s a sad day. I never thought that I would see the day when the United States Supreme Court would put a dagger in the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965….
I was there. I was there. He gave me one of the pens that he used to sign the Voting Rights Act.
These states was covered by the law. Now, if we want to move to that point and cover other states, but even certain counties in New York, the places in Alaska are covered.
But if we want to move to that point and cover all 50 states, let’s have that debate.
But the serious violation of the right of people to participate in the heart of the Deep South.“