Skip to comments.Grow Up: Lewis,Thompson to Skip Opening of Civil Rights Museum Because Trump's Going
Posted on 12/07/2017 5:46:28 PM PST by Kaslin
Reps. John Lewis (D-GA) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) announced they will no longer be attending the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday because President Trump will be there.
The two African American congressmen issued a joint statement about their decision, arguing Trumps presence disrespects the efforts of Mississippis black civil rights leaders.
"Trumps attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum. The struggles represented in this museum exemplify the truth of what really happened in Mississippi. President Trumps disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football League players disrespect the efforts of Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Robert Clark, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and countless others who have given their all for Mississippi to be a better place."
The two said all Mississippians and Americans should visit the museum, but only after Trump leaves.
Lewis and Thompson arent the only ones boycotting the opening because of Trump. Former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus and state Rep. Sonya Williams Barnes (D-Gulfport), who chairs the Black Caucus, also announced theyll be staying away from the museums opening.
This institution and event should be a celebration of the hard-won progress in civil rights, but the main speaker, Donald Trump, is actively attacking that progress and turning us back to the dark days of hatred and division, Mabus said. Donald Trump represents the exact opposite of what this museum is about honoring the heroes who fought for, and often died for, the idea of equality of all.
Lewis, a civil rights icon, has been a frequent critic of the president and previously sparred with him over Twitter after saying he didnt feel Trump was a legitimate president.
In response, Trump said the Democrat 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.
Not surprisingly, Lewis was one of the 58 Democrats who voted to begin the impeachment process against Trump.
Lemon Salesman Lewis must have Lemons to sell
Lewis is a scumbag racist. Like most liberals he has a permanent scowl on his face.
One big fake issue. Lewis just confirmed it is not about civil rights.
If they’re having trouble with proximity, perhaps they’ll leave DC altogether, because “Trump’s there”.
What if Trump told anyone that is black, not welcome to go? Then, millions of people would DEMAND to go in...
God these people are stupid and petty...
Some people just beg to be spit on.
shameful behaviors on the representative’s part.
Lewis is very immature. He seems stuck back in his glory days of freedom riding and lunch counter sit-ins.
Over the years his features have melted into a permanent scowl, and his race-baited monologues have morphed into one simple thought...”hate whitey”.
He, and his Black Caucus pals, don’t represent the people of their respective districts, they represent the black people of their respective districts.
Their ideas and legislations are for the sole benefit of black and people of color, even though the majority of the taxpayers providing the money are white.
This racist game against Trump is a made-up folly, as Trump hasn’t done a thing to hurt blacks, at all. With all the new jobs being created under Trump’s leadership, blacks will most likely be the biggest beneficiaries of the work.
This adolescent temper tantrum is typical of Lewis and his ilk, staging sit-ins in the congressional chambers, boycotts, marches, etc, every time they don’t get their way.
They used the Constitution to get their “civil rights”, but when it’s used against them, they act like Fred Sanford running into Aunt Ester in a darkened room.
So John, if you want to self-segregate, and stay away from the even...have at it. You will not be missed, and no one is going to beg you (or pay you) to attend.
You’re around eighty years old now, so if it’s not adolescence, it must be senility.
And if President Trump SKIPPED the opening, he would be called a racist!
The only class demonrats have is low class
At last some good news!!!! :-)
No doubt about it.
(New Living Translation)
‘We played wedding songs, and you didn’t dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn’t mourn.’
Little people trying to look big.
Nobody will miss them.
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