Democratic Congress Members Make A Historic Announcement After Trump Bashed John Lewis

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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.’

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:”

‘I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected, and they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.

Then the civil rights hero continued with NBC’s Todd and said something that caused the political world to gasp:

‘I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It will be hard. It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president.”

Trump hit his Twitter machine in raw anger and belted out:

‘Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!’

Trump’s attack set off a tsunami from several Democrats in Congress. According to POLITICO, these legislators have boycotted the almost-president’s inauguration: Democratic Representatives John Lewis of Alabama, Barbara Lee of California, Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, Raúl Grijalva of Arizona, Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois, José Serrano and Nydia Velazquez of New York, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader of Oregon, Lacy Clay of Missouri, and Mark Takano, and Jared Huffman of California.

Republican Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse spoke about Lewis’ important place in American history.

There are still five days to go before Trump takes office. It should be an historic week.

Featured Image: Representative Mark Takano’s Twitter page.