Heard on the Hill

Patrick Leahy Praises John Lewis’ New Project

Senate Judiciary chairman and avid graphic novel fan Patrick J. Leahy (yup, that’s really him in all those "Batman" flicks) took some time out from mulling the fate of the Voting Rights Act on Wednesday to show newly minted comic book “hero” Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a little love.

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“Thank you for the book that you signed to me in March. It will be seen by all five of my grandchildren,” Leahy assured Lewis, the civil rights leader who’s headed to Comic-Con this weekend to unveil “March,” the comic-book-style treatment of his life story.

Voting Rights Act Hearing

Lewis greets Sen. Mazie K. Hirono as she arrives with Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner for a hearing on "From Selma to Shelby County: Working Together to Restore the Protections of the Voting Rights Act." (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)