#MTP Exclusive: @repjohnlewis tells @ChuckTodd he doesn't see Trump "as a legitimate president." https://t.co/Kb8TvMfzZR— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 13, 2017
Other Democrats now say they'll join the boycott after Trump responded with a swipe at Lewis after Lewis threw the first proverbial punch. Of course, many in the anti-Trump progressive media love the stunt.
But it's apparently not the precedent-breaking move some make it out to be. According to Reason.com, quoting from the Washington Post of January 21, 2001, John Lewis along with some members of the Congressional Black Caucus also boycotted the inauguration of George W. Bush.
Turns out, Congressman Lewis didn't care much for John McCain either when McCain ran for president in 2008.
Democrats hail Lewis as a civil rights icon, citing his participation and injury in the 1965 activist march on the bridge in Selma.
But what's Lewis done since? He's been a member of Congress for 30 years, yet has initiated only about 17 bills, most got passed in some form, there may be a couple that didn't. Many of those bills have dealt with stuff like naming courthouses or other government buildings, or supplying financial support for a handful of civil rights museums.
Guys like Lewis love to stir things up with protests, but are they really whipping up any new support for anti-Trump sentiment?
Or are does this present rash of inauguration protests actually do deep damage to America's national fabric?
Piers Morgan, a Brit and a liberal, thinks it does.