Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Trump Ally Governor Paul LePage Says Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Should Leave Trump Alone And Instead "Thank" Republicans For "Free[ing] The Slaves" (AUDIO)

The governor of Maine says civil rights leader John Lewis, instead of questioning the legitimacy of president-elect Donald Trump, should give a hearty thank you to Republicans for ending slavery.

LePage's comments come after Lewis said on NBC News that Donald Trump was not a "legitimate" president inciting Trump to responded by tweeting that Lewis was "All talk, talk, talk - no action or results."

Trump's description is especially disturbing since Lewis, a close friend Martin Luther King Jr., was almost beaten to death on Alabama's Edmund Pettus Bridge in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery.

Having conveniently erased that portion of civil rights history from his tiny mind LePage, while appearing on WVOM Maine radio’s George Hale and Ric Tyler Show, said, quote...

"How about John Lewis last week? Criticizing the president. You know, I will just say this. John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves. It was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant that fought against Jim Crow laws. A simple 'thank you' would suffice."

Listen to the audio here...

During the interview LePage also called upon Maine congresswoman Chellie Pingree to resign if she boycotts the inauguration saying without irony...

For some reason, the left has become so hateful and so, they are trying to bully us out of believing our constitution.

I see this as a micro-preview of the next four years.

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