Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga), icon and hero of the Civil Rights Movement, dared to avow that he won’t attend Trump’s inauguration because Trump wasn’t elected legitimately. Lewis told MSNBC yesterday,
I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It will be hard. It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president.
Referring to the now generally accepted fact that Russia, under Putin’s direction, interfered with the American election by floating fake news and releasing information that would harm Hillary Clinton and boost Trump, Lewis said he thinks “the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”
Trump was silent for several hours, seemingly demonstrating that he was beginning to learn to contain himself in the face of critical or unflattering remarks, keeping his little hands off Twitter and remaining silent. In our dreams! Early this morning he tweeted,
Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to……
mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!
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