Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis says he will not attend the inauguration of President Elect Donald Trump. In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd he said he does not see President Trump as a legitimate President because of involvement of the Russians in the election.
Congressman Lewis alleged a conspiracy on behalf of the Russians to get Donald Trump elected and destroy the campaign of Hillary Clinton.
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This is a major even considering the weight that Congressman Lewis carries with him. The words “not legitimate’ come with a lot of force, especially when spoken by elected members of the congress. This could give cover to many in the anti-Trump crowd to start using the same language when referring to this President during his time in office.
Inauguration Day is just around the corner and I am sure we will hear many in the streets challenging the legitimacy of President Trump and unfortunately we are now hearing that same rhetoric for respected members of congress.
This could lead to a dangerous division in our country where people stop recognizing the authority of individuals in the office simply because the candidate they didn’t chose happens to win.
Inauguration is January 20th. Congressman Lewis and several other Democrats will not be in attendance.