President-elect Donald Trump lashed back out at Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., on Saturday morning after the civil rights leader questioned the legitimacy of his upcoming presidency.
“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. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results.” Trump tweeted.
The president-elect tacked on his favorite Twitter conclusion: “Sad!”
Throughout the campaign, WikiLeaks published a trove of embarrassing emails from the Democratic National Committee and from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman that the U.S. intelligence community said were leaked by Russian hackers. The Obama administration has not claimed that Russia played a decisive role in the election, and the integrity of the vote has not been questioned by officials.
“I think there was a conspiracy on the part of the Russians and others to help him get elected,” Lewis said. “That’s not right. That’s not fair. That’s not the open democratic process.”
Lewis, who now represents parts of Atlanta in Congress, was one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington. Lewis has emerged as one of the leading critics of the Trump administration, and testified against Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., during his confirmation hearing to become Trump’s attorney general.
He is also one of a handful of House Democrats who have said they will boycott the inauguration, which is normally a celebration of bipartisanship. Hillary and Bill Clinton have both said that they will attend.
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