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.”
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
Stones and batons couldn't stop @RepJohnLewis's fight for justice. Petty tweets certainly won't.— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) January 14, 2017
Mazie K. Hirono, U.S. Senator for Hawaii
Ron Wydon, U.S. Senator for Oregon
Kamala Harris. U.S. Senator for California
John Lewis is an icon of the Civil Rights Movement who is fearless in the pursuit of justice and equality. He deserves better than this. https://t.co/WX1QDCKfzP— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 14, 2017
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
As we honor MLK, I'll always stand by my friend, American hero @repjohnlewis. We'll lock arms & resist any effort to roll back civil rights.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 14, 2017
Mark Takano, U.S. Representative for California
Gerry Connolly, U.S. Representative for Virginia
.@repjohnlewis is a hero who has given his life to equal rights. He's been locked up, beaten up, spit on and still never lost his fight— Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) January 14, 2017
Brendan Boyle, U.S. Congressman for Pennsylvania
Salud Carbajal, U.S. Congressman for California
David Cicilline, U.S. Congressman for Rhode Island
John Lewis is an American hero.— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) January 14, 2017
You're a fake billionaire who won't release his taxes.
Put down Twitter and get serious about governing. https://t.co/LIvpXhX2wX
Jim McGovern, U.S. Representative for Massachusetts
Here's a tip: Instead of attacking civil rights icons like John Lewis, reach out to all the Americans feeling threatened by your presidency. https://t.co/BjRfOAUIgX— Rep. Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) January 14, 2017
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
Very concerned that Trump would spend time attacking John Lewis instead of preparing to start his Presidency. (2/3)— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) January 14, 2017
Agree with VP Biden that it's time for Trump to grow up. Being POTUS is a serious matter - not child's play. I stand w/ @repjohnlewis (3/3)— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) January 14, 2017
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