A little rusty but not crusty
Dead at 80.
Ballotpedia says the candidate seat is now OPEN - so I suppose they don't just give it to the next person in line? (Meaning Martin?)
I think the last time Lewis' district voted for a Republican, LBJ was President - so if he appointed a Republican it would be kind of pointless.Not sure of the Georgia constitution,...but 36 states mandate a Governor's appointment for an open seat. Current governor is Kemp...Republican. Now that may just be for Senate replacements...unsure for Representative replacements.
Lots of people misuse words - he likely thought it was more or less synonymous with character or morality.Perhaps he knows something we don't?
But more likely just ignorant.