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Cory Booker tears into Donald Trump for his criticism of Rep. John Lewis (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

President-elect Donald Trump discovered how many people in Washington like Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).

After Lewis said he would skip Trump’s inauguration and that he didn’t believe Trump was a legitimate president, Trump went on the offensive on social media.

After he categorized Lewis as the representative of a failing district (it isn’t) and a man who is all talk (Lewis was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement), Trump received flack from all over the political spectrum.

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On Saturday afternoon, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined the ranks of people defending Lewis.

Earlier in the week, Booker and Lewis both entered testimony against the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as the next Attorney General of the United States.

“I honor , a living legend & American hero. He’s faced down some of history’s most hateful: now & then his love & truth prevail,” Booker wrote on Saturday. “Anyone who attacks loses legitimacy in my eyes, especially someone who made such a craven effort to delegitmize .”

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