Rep. Lewis deserves accolades for standing up for his beliefs decades ago but he also deserves criticism for what he has become as he helps lead a city ranking in the top ten murder capitals of the world.
Rep. Lewis Can Forgive the Klansman Who Beat Him But Not Trump
Rep. Lewis recalled the words of Martin Luther King Jr. when he forgave the KKK lunatic who beat him. He said “hate is too much of a burden to bear”. “It is the power in the way of peace, the way of love,” Lewis said. “We must never, ever hate. The way of love is a better way.”
Lewis was attempting to contrast his “forgiveness” and “love” mantra while showing the opposite towards Trump. Very ironic!
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) January 16, 2017
This past Sunday Lewis said about forgiving Trump, he believes in forgiveness, but added, “it’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president.”
Chuck Todd: “Can you imagine ever sharing a stage with Donald Trump? Here’s Rep. John Lewis’ answer. pic.twitter.com/gM04WIh4mq
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 15, 2017
Lewis Lied About Never Boycotting an Inauguration
Lewis is a bald-faced liar. He missed George W. Bush’s inauguration because Lewis said Bush “isn’t the true elected president.”
After skipping Bush’s inauguration in ’01, there’s a pattern of John Lewis’s attempts to de-legitimize Presidents! pic.twitter.com/tmEk1kaLpU
— VP Elect (@MikePenceVP) January 16, 2017
Rep. Lewis Compared GOP to Nazis
When Bill Clinton signed the bill ending a federal entitlement to welfare, John Lewis not too subtly raised the specter of fascism as he literally screamed on the House floor, “They’re coming for the children. They’re coming for the poor. They’re coming for the sick, the elderly and the disabled.” Lewis’s comment paraphrased a famous passage by Rev. Martin Niemöller, who was in the resistance against the Nazis.