Another Democratic congressman will avoid the Donald Trump inauguration after the near-president’s Twitter attack on the long-time civil rights hero, Georgia Representative John Lewis. The long-time civil rights hero is known for his renowned ethical and moral high ground and ability to forgive. But Saturday, he told NBC in an interview, that he would miss this inauguration.
California Democratic Representative Mark Takano wrote on his twitter page:
‘”All talk, no action.” I stand with @repjohnlewis and I will not be attending the inauguration.’
"All talk, no action."
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) January 14, 2017
Lewis has participated in every inauguration since he joined the House in 1987, so this was no easy decision for him. The representative came to fame when he was a young man, after he marched with Dr. Martin Luther King. Lewis was nearly killed by police during the activists’ peaceful march.
In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd on Friday, the civil rights hero said that, although he believes in forgiveness, working with Trump would be “hard:”