Rep. John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon, says he does not see Donald Trump as a legitimate president.
“I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people,” Lewis told NBC’s Chuck Todd in a segment set to air Sunday on “Meet the Press.” “It’s going to be hard. It's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president.”
Lewis argued that the suspected efforts of Russian hackers to tilt the election in Trump’s favor are evidence of “a conspiracy on the part of the Russians and others to help him get elected.”
“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected,” Lewis said when asked why he does not believe Trump to be legitimate. “And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”
Of course this angered Cheeto Hitler, who took to Twitter this morning in response:
Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017
Damn do I love John Lewis!mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017
Here is a man unafraid to speak truth to illegitimate power. And we all need to follow his lead and do the same.
This man will never, and I mean NEVER be my president.
Add to this Russian interference, the letter by James Comey, and you have everything you need to recognize that Donald Trump has not earned the right to plant his giant orange ass in the Oval Office.
Just like you would never give the title to the boxer who put the horseshoe in his glove, or the trophy to the runner to tied his opponents shoelaces together, you simply cannot reward those who cheat to attain victory in politics.
This election was supposed to be about letting the people decide who they wanted to lead this nation.
But the Russians and James Comey, manipulated their opinions and frightened them with lies about Hillary Clinton, to the point where they were casting their vote under a fog of confusion.
This goes far beyond campaign dirty tricks, or opposition research, this is about having a hostile nation, and an apparently hostile FBI Director, forcefully move the needle in ways that we have never seen before.
And in ways we must never see again.