Super Bowl Bet Payoff: John Lewis to Do Community Service
Massachusetts Democrat Moulton challenged Lewis over home state teams’ showdown
Georgia Democrat John Lewis is no stranger to serving his community.
But, this time, the civil rights icon has to do a day of service in Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton’s district because the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl.
“If the Pats do their job and send the Atlanta Falcons home, I look forward to seeing you in Massachusetts,” Moulton said in his video challenge on Friday.
.@repjohnlewis I challenge you to a Service Day in #MA6 if the Pats do their job on Sunday. See you in Massachusetts! #PatsNation #Patriots pic.twitter.com/yGKeTl7aBO
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) February 3, 2017
On Saturday, Lewis accepted the challenge by tweeting the Falcons’ motto at Moulton: “Challenge accepted. #RiseUp.”
Following the Patriots’ 34-28 nail-biter win Sunday night, Moulton gloated about his victory over Lewis, tweeting that New England kept the faith to win the game in an overtime comeback.
Three days ago, @repjohnlewis signed his Life Magazine cover photo for me and wrote, “Keep the faith.” Today we did in @Patriots Nation!! pic.twitter.com/AXv03MCn16
— Seth Moulton (@sethmoulton) February 6, 2017
Moulton’s colleague, Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, also tweeted his excitement following the win.
In Tom (and Bill and James and Julian and Dont’a) we trust. #Patriots #SuperBowl
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) February 6, 2017