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.
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.
@repjohnlewis, 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 @repjohnlewis loses legitimacy in my eyes, especially someone who made such a craven effort to delegitmize @BarackObama.”