Instead of boycotting President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, civil-rights icon Rep. John Lewis should be thanking the Republican Party for ending slavery, Maine’s Republican Gov. Paul LePage said today.
Appearing on WVOM Maine radio’s George Hale and Ric Tyler Show, the firebrand governor addressed Lewis’s claims that Trump is not a “legitimate” president, LePage fired back: “John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves. It was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant that fought against Jim Crow laws. A simple ‘thank you’ would suffice.” The governor also called upon Maine congresswoman Chellie Pingree to resign if she boycotts the inauguration, adding, “For some reason, the left has become so hateful and so, they are trying to bully us out of believing our constitution.” Read more at CNN.