Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) has been in the news more than anticipated this week, after he criticized President-elect Donald Trump.
Lewis told NBC last week that Trump was not a legitimate president, and that he believes his election to the office of the president was impacted by some sort of Russian interference.
Trump shot back at Lewis, categorizing him as an “all talk” politician who represented a failing and dangerous part of Georgia. On Monday, Lewis seemed to put the weekend’s drama behind him, as he reminded his social media followers about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Our nation has at times created & enforced unjust laws. It is up to people of conscience to expose such injustice through nonviolent means.”
Lewis is considered to be one of the last living leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. As a young man in his early 20s, Lewis was an integral part of many of the movement’s greatest moments. At just 23 years old, he spoke at March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in which Dr. King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.