Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

“John Lewis was one of the greatest men this country has ever known – a man of unimpeachable integrity, wisdom, courage, and morality. He was our conscience. And I know I speak for the entire family of New York when I say we are devastated by this loss.

“It’s especially painful to lose Congressman Lewis at a moment when we need him most — when division, fear, and anger are rampant and when we’re trying to figure out how to rebuild our country better than we were before. He lived his life speaking for all of our better angels, and we will miss his singular voice.

“But as we continue working to realize Congressman Lewis’ ‘beloved community,’ I find comfort in knowing his legacy — of principle, faith, and the righteousness of good trouble — lives in the hearts and actions of the countless Americans who were inspired by him and loved him.

“My thoughts are with Congressman Lewis’ family today, especially his son, John-Miles.”