Congressman John Lewis
Sometimes a man with a soft, quiet voice cuts through the smoke and noise of an issue that others are too afraid to touch because it is too hot or too potentially damaging to their future prospects. One man, Congressman John Lewis, whose actions were written in blood due to blows from many during his time fighting for civil rights in concert with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others spoke what he saw as truth and was attacked as all talk and no action by President elect Donald J. Trump. Congressman John Lewis said he did note view President elect Donald J. Trump as a legitimate President of the United States due to Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential campaign. John Lewis was beaten by Alabama State Troopers with night sticks in Selma Alabama and had his skull fractured. John Lewis was beaten as a Freedom Rider. John Lewis was beaten by Ku Klux Klansmen. John Lewis' action was written in blood for what, equal rights for all Americans and the right to vote without discrimination.
The Presidential election of 2016 was tainted by open interference from a foreign power, Russia, which the United States intelligence agencies determined stole emails from the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta. The stolen emails were released through Wikileaks and used by the Trump campaign like it was operation research gathered by their own team. Trump said proudly during the campaign that he loved Wikileaks and during a press conference asked Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 emails.
Trump responded to Congressman Lewis on Twitter in two tweets:
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. Sad!
Trump defenders point out that Trump won fair and square through the Electoral College and the actual vote or voting machines which is true, but Congressman John Lewis said what others know, but are afraid to say. Russia did not need to hack the voting machines when the hacked the mind of the voters before they went to the polls. Voters make voting decisions based upon the information placed before them and Russia placed damaging stolen information in front of voters that they otherwise would not have had on one candidate they despised in order to help their preferred candidate to become President of the United States. Congressman John Lewis almost died for the right to decide on whom to vote for and to be able to vote fairly, but that was tampered with by a foreign enemy. The voters were hacked, not the vote and that is what civil rights legend Congressman John Lewis knows, Trump supporters knows that and President Elect Donald Trump knows it in his heart and it hurts.