Rep. John Lewis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he is canceling is outing to the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum since he doesn’t wish to share a theatre with President Trump. But the Georgia congressman pronounced he would recur if Mr. Trump decides not to attend.
“Right now we’re not going,” Lewis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “But there’s a probability that the hit man may not show up, may cancel.”
Earlier this week, Lewis voiced doubts as to either he could “live with myself” if he was on the program with the boss at the ribbon-cutting eventuality in Mississippi. After the, in which Mr. Trump blamed . Lewis pronounced Mr. Trump’s assemblage would “make a hoax of all that people tried to do to redeem the essence of America and make this country better.”
Rep. Bernie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, also will not attend, and expelled a corner matter with Lewis on Thursday. The two cited Mr. Trump’s “disparaging” comments about several people groups who have contributed to making Mississippi a “better place.”
“After clever care and conversations with church leaders, inaugurated officials, polite right activists and many adults of the congressional districts, we have motionless not to attend or attend in the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum,” they pronounced in their statement.
“President Trump’s assemblage and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this polite rights museum. The struggles represented in this museum reflect the law of what really happened in Mississippi. President Trump’s adverse comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football League players disregard the efforts of Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Robert Clark, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and large others who have given their all for Mississippi to be a better place. After President Trump departs, we inspire all Mississippians and Americans to revisit this ancestral polite rights museum.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders gave the following response to their decision to skip the event:
“We consider it’s hapless that these members of Congress wouldn’t join the boss in honoring the implausible scapegoat polite rights leaders done to right the injustices in the history. The boss hopes others will join him in noticing that the transformation was about stealing barriers and unifying Americans of all backgrounds.”
Lewis, a pivotal polite rights figure, has prolonged been a censor of Mr. Trump, and vice-versa.
In January, Lewis pronounced he didn’t see Mr. Trump as a legitimate president. In response, Mr. Trump pronounced Lewis — who orderly protests against secular taste in the Jim Crow-era-South, wasand called Lewis’ district “crime infested.” Lewis motionless not to attend the inauguration.
UPDATE: As reflected in an progressing chronicle of this post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution creatively reported that Rep. Lewis referred to Mr. Trump as a “hit man” since their contributor misheard the Congressman. Lewis had instead called Mr. Trump a “head man.”