Congressman and Untouchable Person of Color John Lewis will boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday, claiming Trump is an “illegitimate” president. These stunts are becoming tiresome.
Georgia representative and civil-rights leader John Lewis announced last week that he will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd.
Newspapers continue to cite the boycott as an unprecedented act. But this isn’t the first time Lewis has boycotted a presidential inauguration. According to a Washington Post article written on January 21, 2001, Lewis and other members of the Black Caucus boycotted George W. Bush’s inauguration because they didn’t “believe Bush is the true elected president.”
I am in no position to question John Lewis’ civil rights bonafides, but it seems to me the people who endlessly remind you they marched on Washington/Selma/Kissimmee are also the people who were not as crucial to the cause as they would have you believe. Either way, this trend of never speaking ill will toward those liberals deem immune needs to end.
Ace at AOSHQ said it best: “This racist is boycotting all presidents with skin colors not his own.”