Video of John Lewis Dancing To ‘Happy’ While Campaigning For Stacey Abrams Is Breaking The Internet
A new video has emerged online showing civil rights icon John Lewis (D-Georgia) dancing to the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams while the Democratic lawmaker was campaigning for his party’s gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The now viral video It has been viewed more than 440,000 times as of Friday morning and counting.
Lewis was attending an event for Abrams headlined by Oprah Winfrey and was spotted by CBS News’ Nancy Corden showing off his dance moves before the event.
Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representative, is in a virtual tie with her Republican opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
While Kemp led Abrams by 49 percent to 47 percent in a poll last week, the Cook Political Report rates the race as a “toss-up.” An average of polls compiled by RealClearPolitics has Kemp up by just 1.5 points.
Kemp has tied himself closely to President Trump, who has endorsed the Republican.
Former President Obama will campaign for Abrams and other Georgia Democrats on Friday and Trump will hold a rally for Kemp on Saturday.
The viral video comes after Williams sent President Trump a cease and desist letter for playing the song at a rally just hours after 11 people were killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.
“On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ you played his song ‘Happy’ to a crowd at a political event in Indiana,” reads the legal letter obtained by the New York Daily News on Monday.
“There was nothing ‘happy’ about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose,” the letter continued.
The singer also reportedly said that the president is not permitted to play any of his music without his permission.
Watch the video below:
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