The mainstream media have been quick to highlight celebrities who have chosen not to perform or attend inaugural festivities this week. So, of course they were elated to highlight the decision of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., to boycott all inauguration events.
Lewis is a long-standing Georgia congressman and Civil Rights era leader. On Saturday, he told NBC that he would not attend any inaugural events because of his belief that the Russian government interfered with the US elections resulting in President-elect Donald Trump being an illegitimate president.
Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro had some words of her own for Lewis on Saturday.
“Pray tell, Congressman, what’s not legitimate?” Pirro began. “Trump won by a large electoral college margin and in spite of efforts to do a recount…nothing changed.” She credited Lewis for his fight for “equal rights and equal justice” during the Civil Rights movement and asserted that his involvement there resulted in his 30-year-tenure in Congress. But why does Lewis refused to extend the same consideration of Trump.
“Did you not take an oath to support the Constitution? You, a Congressman for 30 years know how to amend the Constitution if you don’t like it,” Pirro continued. If he has issues with the electoral college, Lewis has had more than enough time to try to change it.
Actor and comedian Rosie O’Donnell reportedly took her protests much farther calling for “martial law” to prevent Trump’s inauguration. Pirro blasted O’Donnell for even making a “passing reference” to such action.
It appears that Lewis’s and O’Donnell’s protests may be as much out of being a sore loser than anything else. He has the right and even the duty as a Congressman to fight Trump on policy issues. But calling Trump an illegitimate president when he clearly won within all the laws of the land and the Constitution especially is poor sportsmanship.
Source: Fox News