Friday, January 13, 2017

Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis States Trump Not A "Legitimate President", Will Not Attend Inauguration (VIDEO)

Rep. John Lewis, famed his prominent role in the Selma to Montgomery marches with Martin Luther King Jr. where he was almost beaten to death on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama has publicly spoken out against the president-elect Donald Trump.

While speaking with Chuck Todd of NBC's Meet the Press, in an interview set to air on Sunday, that he does not see Trump as a "legitimate president"...

Chuck Todd...

"You have forged relationships with many presidents. Do you plan on trying to forge a relationship with Donald Trump?"

Rep. John Lewis...

"I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It's going to be hard. It's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president."

Chuck Todd...

"You do not consider him a legitimate president. Why is that?"

Rep. John Lewis...

"I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. I don't plan to attend the inauguration. It will be the first one that I miss since I've been in Congress. You cannot be at home with something that you feel is wrong."

Chuck Todd...

"That's going to send a big message to a lot of people in this country, that you don't believe he's a legitimate president."

Rep. John Lewis...

"I think there was a conspiracy on the part of the Russians and others to help him get elected. That's not right. That's not fair. That's not the open democratic process."

Watch Lewis' remarks here...



Lewis is one of several House Democrats publicly vowing not to attend the Jan. 20 event including: Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.

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