A multitude of Democrat lawmakers have set Twitter ablaze in defense of their fellow lawmaker since he’s been called out by Trump over recent insults.
When Congressman John Lewis told NBC in an interview Friday that he doesn’t consider Trump a “legitimate president,” Trump hit back in his normal Twitter-storm fashion.
Trump tweeted, “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results.”
Below are just a FEW of the many Dem. lawmakers who jumped to Lewis’s defense. None of them are chastising him for calling Trump an illegitimate president, but they’re plenty upset that Trump called him out for it.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) January 14, 2017
— House Democrats (@HouseDemocrats) January 14, 2017
John Lewis is an icon of the Civil Rights Movement who is fearless in the pursuit of justice and equality. He deserves better than this. https://t.co/WX1QDCKfzP
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 14, 2017
As we honor MLK, I’ll always stand by my friend, American hero @repjohnlewis. We’ll lock arms & resist any effort to roll back civil rights.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 14, 2017
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) January 14, 2017
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 14, 2017
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) January 14, 2017
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) January 14, 2017
.@repjohnlewis is a hero who has given his life to equal rights. He’s been locked up, beaten up, spit on and still never lost his fight
— Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) January 14, 2017
— Rep. Salud Carbajal (@RepCarbajal) January 14, 2017
John Lewis is an American hero.
You’re a fake billionaire who won’t release his taxes.
Put down Twitter and get serious about governing. https://t.co/LIvpXhX2wX
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) January 14, 2017
H/T: The Hill
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