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Sanford Bishop: I regret that Washington has become so partisan

WASHINGTON -- Torn between a career in the ministry or the law, Mobile, Ala.-born Sanford Bishop chose law and enrolled in the Emory University Law School, where he became the Student Government Association president. After experiencing some of the inequities that were inherent in the South during the Civil Rights...
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Sanford Bishop: Dean of Georgia's U.S. Congressional delegation

WASHINGTON — An admonition from one of his mentors changed the course of Sanford Bishop’s life. Ready to make his mark and determined to, like his hero, Martin Luther King Jr., do something that would “have an impact on the South where I grew up,” Bishop was torn between seeking a law degree and applying to the seminary to, like King, become a pastor.
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Georgia Congressman Sanford Bishop backs gun background checks acts

Mar. 13—WASHINGTON — Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, D-Ga., released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, H.R. 8, and the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021, H.R. 1446:. As a longtime supporter of the 2nd Amendment, I fully support the need...
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Rep. Sanford Bishop delivers 2,000 masks to Phoebe Sumter

Americus, Ga. (WALB) - Rep. Sanford Bishop helped deliver 2,000 masks to Phoebe Sumter Hospital Friday. He said the masks will help control the spread of COVID-19. Bishop told WALB News 10 that the new masks are supposed to help solve an ongoing personal protection equipment (PPE) shortage. “PPEs are...
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Rep. Sanford Bishop ‘so impressed’ by Phoebe simulation center

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Georgia Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop saw Phoebe Putney’s simulation and innovation center first hand Monday. The education and training center lets students simulate medicine without practicing on a real person. “I wanted to see it,” Bishop said. “I had an opportunity to visit and I...

Sanford Bishop: Senate vote doesn't end Capitol riot investigation

ALBANY — Sanford Bishop, the dean of the state of Georgia’s U.S. Congressional delegation, said Monday the possibility of criminal charges being brought in response to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol break-in by a mob of former president Donald Trump’s supporters remains very real. In Albany to view first-hand Phoebe...
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Georgia Representative Sanford Bishop, Jr.: Senate must remove President Trump from office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Friday evening, Georgia Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released a statement in support of impeaching President Donald Trump again. The attack on the Capitol this Wednesday was domestic terrorism incited by our President and carried out by his supporters. Their actions led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer. We are deeply fortunate that more people did not die. January 6, 2021 will be remembered as one of the darkest days in our nation’s history and as such, we must act decisively in defense of the People and institutions of our government.

Sanford Bishop joins call for impeachment of Trump

COLUMBUS — Democratic Second Congressional District Congressman Sanford Bishop joined lawmakers calling for the impeachment of President Trump this week, the congressman announced in a news release. Bishop said in a statement:. “The attack on the Capitol this Wednesday was domestic terrorism incited by our president and carried out by...
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Congressman Sanford Bishop reacts to his experience during Capitol chaos

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A Georgia congressman was present when the chaos unfolded at the United States Capitol Wednesday and called the experience “frightening”. Anti-American, seditious, and unpatriotic are the three words Congressman Sanford Bishop, who represents Columbus, said describe what happened at the Capitol. “It was a pretty disruptive...
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Congressman Sanford Bishop receives Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Among the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccination is a United States is Congressman from the Chattahoochee Valley. At 73 years old, and with a history of lymph node cancer, U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop is considered at high risk for COVID-19. Friday, he received his first of two Pfizer shots containing the vaccine.

Rep. Sanford Bishop receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Dec. 20—On Friday, Rep. Sanford Bishop received the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. "Today, I received my first dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine in compliance with government continuity guidelines. Additionally, because of my age and cancer remission, I am considered high risk should I contract the virus and am fortunate to be among the first to get the vaccine," Bishop said. "I understand many people are skeptical and uncertain, particularly communities of color where there is a long history of nonconsensual experiments and other horrors conducted by medical providers.