Politicians Fire Back At Trump In Defense Of Rep. John Lewis

The president-elect suggested Rep. John Lewis was all talk and no action.
John Lewis speaks to an audience
Posted at 3:38 PM, Jan 14, 2017

Rep. John Lewis told NBC he wouldn't be at Donald Trump's inauguration because he doesn't think Trump "is a legitimate president."

And Trump didn't like that. He responded on Twitter:

But here's the thing. Lewis is known as a civil rights leader. In the '60s he was a chairman for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and also marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama.

So you can imagine the president-elect suggesting Lewis is all talk and no action didn't go over well with some people. Several politicians and lawmakers came to Lewis' defense.

As of early afternoon Saturday, Trump hadn't responded.