Congressman John Lewis has taken up the banner of opposing Donald Trump as an illegitimate president.
With such a revered civil rights icon at the helm, many more people are flocking to this undemocratic cause.
“I don’t see the president-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis told NBC News’ Meet the Press last week.
Shocked by the remark, host Chuck Todd asked Lewis to repeat himself. The congressman responded:
“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. They helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”
It was the first time a sitting US congressman had openly questioned the outcome of an election and the legitimacy of a president.
But Lewis just got some bad news after taking such a public stand against our duly-elected next president.
Taking issue with Lewis’ divisive attitude, Senator Joe Manchin, a fellow Democrat, told CNN that it was time to get over it and move on.
Manchin, too, believes the Russians hacked the Democratic email servers, but “there is no credible evidence showing that that intervened and had one iota to do with the outcome of the election.”
He noted that in his home state of West Virginia, Trump won by over 42 percent. “I can assure you the Russians had nothing to do with him winning by 42,” said Manchin.
Lewis is trying to divide our country even further. But in the end he’s going to either destroy the Democratic party, or be ostracized by his colleagues.