22 Politicians Flood Congressman John Lewis With Support After Trump Attacks Him During MLK Weekend 

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After Trump calls Congressman John Lewis ‘all talk’ and ‘sad,’ politicians show him support after the president-elect’s attack on the civil rights icon during MLK weekend.

Just days short of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President-elect Donald Trump has lashed out on Congressman John Lewis, after he says he doesn’t see him as a “legitimate president.”

Trump responded via Twitter, by attacking the civil rights leader and recommending that Lewis “spend more time on fixing and helping his district.”

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In response, many politicians have come forward to stand up for the civil rights hero. Here are a few of his supporters. 

Joe Kennedy III, Congressman for Massachusetts

Mazie K. Hirono, U.S. Senator for Hawaii

Ron Wydon, U.S. Senator for Oregon

Kamala Harris. U.S. Senator for California

Steny Hoyner, U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland

Elijah E. Cummings, U.S. Representative for Maryland

Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, representing California

Yvette D. Clarke, U.S. Representative for New York

Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator for New York

Mark Takano, U.S. Representative for California

Gerry Connolly, U.S. Representative for Virginia

Brendan Boyle, U.S. Congressman for Pennsylvania

Salud Carbajal, U.S. Congressman for California

David Cicilline, U.S. Congressman for Rhode Island

Jim McGovern, U.S. Representative for Massachusetts

Jerry Nadler, Congressman for New York

Ruben J. Kihuen, U.S. Representative for Nevada

Dan Kildee, U.S. Representative for Flint, Michigan

Don Beyer, U.S. Representative for Virginia

Ben Sasse, U.S. Senator for Nebraska

John Conyers, Jr., Rep. of Michigan's 13th Congressional District

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