Johnson, 66, who has represented a majority-African American district east of Atlanta since 2007, tweeted that he was “protesting against Senate inaction on voting rights legislation & filibuster reform.
“In the spirit of my dear friend and mentor – the late Congressman John Lewis – I was getting in #goodtrouble,” Johnson added.
Earlier Thursday, Johnson joined other members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) at a rally outside the Supreme Court to urge the Senate to scrap its legislative filibuster, which requires 60 votes to pass most bills. Many Democrats say the change is needed to pass the For The People Act, which would mandate early voting and automatic voter registration nationwide, and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which looks to restore protections from the 1965 Voting Rights Act. read more