... the White House issued statement saying, “we think it’s unfortunate that these members of Congress wouldn’t join the President in honoring the incredible sacrifice civil rights leaders made to right the injustices in our history.”
On March 7, 1965, John Lewis marched with hundreds of other civil rights activists across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in protest of the mass disenfranchisement of African-Americans in the South. Alabama state troopers beat Lewis until they fractured his skull. Eight days after the protest captured national attention, Lyndon Johnson called on Congress to pass legislation enabling the federal government to guarantee every American citizen’s access to the ballot, and The Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed five months later.
John Lewis would be so disappointed.
When John Lewis was risking his life for civil rights Trump was denying blacks apartments in his building.
Nope. He was dodging military service. He didn’t deny black Americans access to his shit buildings until the 70s
and Frederick Douglas. I heard he's being recognized more and more
Edit: Gotta love tribalism. "He's on my team so secret lists and hating Muslims is okay now!"
What in the hell are you even talking about?
"I like civil rights leaders that didn't get their skulls fractured, ok?"
Translation... I think.
Lewis was one of the Congressmen who held a sit in looking for a vote on some gun control measures last year. Which is obviously a constitutional violation since as you know Congress is specifically forbidden from creating legislation, despite being the legislative branch.
Also no fly lists are Muslim hating lists.... which I think is an attempt at gaslighting.
I think we call that last bit 'concern trolling'?
The no fly lists probably have some anti-muslim bias, but this guy gives no sincere fucks about that.
He thought he sockpuppeted with one of his many alt accts.
yeah! remember when John Lewis was marching through the streets screaming "JEWS WILL NOT REPLACE US! BLOOD AND SOIL" and running people over with his car...really made me think twice about that fascism promoting asshole. Thankfully our glorious president immediately condemned on no uncertain terms such a disgusting display of fascist anti-american behavior.
No one should attend if trump is there. Fuck diplomacy.
The whole thing reads like his angry internal monologue outpaces his ability to type it into clear sentences.
Make America(n newspaper headlines) Great Again
Are you huffing gas?
I see a. Sit in about expanding background checks and that he was on a no fly list. Are you OK? Your text reads like a manic ramble
I bet he doesn't feel a bit of shame
That stood out to you as clearly as it did to me, right?
Sorry, let me rephrase.
That stood out to you as clearly as it did to me, as a liberal democrat, right?
That's the type of mistake that'll get you suspended.
The best people.
The illustrated "March" series that John Lewis published about the civil rights movement was really great. As an ATLien it was eye opening to learn about him and the movement, by the end I was extremely proud to say I am represented by him.