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Congressman John Lewis crowd surfs after Colbert interview

September 1, 2016
FILE - In this July 26, 2016, file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., seconds the nomination of Hillary Clinton as President of the United States during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Lewis went crowd surfing in the studio audience of the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" following an interview on the program Aug. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
FILE - In this July 26, 2016, file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., seconds the nomination of Hillary Clinton as President of the United States during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Lewis went crowd surfing in the studio audience of the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" following an interview on the program Aug. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis may be 76, but he’s not too old to crowd surf.

The Georgia Democrat wrapped up an interview on Wednesday’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by wading into a sea of audience members who lifted him up and passed him around.

Lewis was part of a crowd surfing epidemic on the show. He was the third guest of the night to crowd surf with Colbert, following actors Christian Slater and Chris Geere.

Lewis was on the program to promote his graphic novel series, “March,” which retells of the civil rights movement from Lewis’s perspective.

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