The numbers keep on increasing as more than 50 House Democrats are declining to watch as Trump is confirmed as the 45th US president in the midst of a fight between the recently chose president and the congressman and civil rights activist, John Lewis. Lewis, a respected individual from the 1960s battle, started the debate on Friday when he called Trump’s triumph ill-conceived in view of Russia’s asserted obstruction in the race.
The president-elect hit back on Twitter, assaulting the Georgia official as “all talk, talk, talk – no action or results”, which incited an influx of shock from individuals saying in the event that anybody epitomized activity, it was Lewis. Many individuals from Congress have declared they will avoid the inauguration.
Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison tweeted, “I will not celebrate a man who preaches a politics of division and hate.” Maryland Representative Anthony G Brown likewise tweeted, “Skipping Inauguration. @RepJohnLewis a civil rights hero. Enormous responsibility to be POTUS. I respect the office, can’t tolerate disrespect.”
The number developed to more than 40 over the Martin Luther King occasion end of the week, however that did not prevent Trump from keeping on railing against the social equality symbol on Tuesday. The president-elect tweeted that Lewis had erroneously guaranteed this would be the primary initiation he has missed since joining Congress in 1987.
Trump tweeted that Lewis had skipped George W Bush’s introduction in 2001 and called him a liar. Lewis’ office affirmed that he missed Bush’s function. Lewis’ representative Brenda Jones stated, “His absence at that time was also a form of dissent. He did not believe the outcome of that election, including the controversies around the results in Florida and the unprecedented intervention of the US Supreme Court, reflected a free, fair and open democratic process.”