Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced Thursday that they will be skipping Saturday’s opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson because Donald Trump will be in attendance—something they consider to be “an insult” to the black heroes commemorated there.
Make no mistake: Many black lawmakers are not here for President Donald Trump. And they weren’t shy about sharing their disdain for 45 at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
On Monday night, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) sat down on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to host a sit-in to protest the health care bill the Senate is currently debating.
Remember John Lewis?
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) says he doesn’t see Donald Trump as a legitimate president, and he will not be attending next week’s inauguration.