Donald Trump Has a Little Reminder for Rep. Lewis About Skipping Trump Inauguration 'For First Time'
Democratic Georgia Rep. John Lewis claims Donald Trump's Inauguration will be the first he's skipped as a lawmaker. There's just one problem...
Lewis appears to have “forgotten” about the 2001 Inauguration of George W. Bush, which he also skipped—for precisely the same reason he says he's skipping Trump's.
After airing video of Lewis's claim, Fox News Business anchor Trish Regan read a 2001 excerpt from the Washington Post, as reported by The Blaze.
WaPo reported in 2001:
John Lewis, for instance, spent [inauguration] day in his Atlanta district. He thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush’s swearing-in because he doesn’t believe Bush is the true elected president.
During a Sunday interview with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, Lewis explained his decision to boycott Trump's Inaugural.
“You know, 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.”
Déjà vu, all over again.
Donald Trump didn't fail to notice:
Lewis wasted little time turning the controversy into a money-making opportunity: on Saturday; his office fired off a fundraising letter to supporters:
CNN reports that as of Monday night, 32 members of Congress have announced that they will not attend the Inauguration.
Democratic lawmakers skipping Republican presidential inaugurations... and no Russian “election hacking” excuse, either. Imagine that.