Rep. John Lewis introduced Thursday that he won’t attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum as a result of President Trump can be in attendance.
Mississippi Democrat Bennie Thompson stated he would be a part of Lewis in boycotting the occasion because of the President’s presence.
“President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful insurance policies are an insult to the individuals portrayed on this civil rights museum,” the pair stated in a press release. “President Trump’s disparaging feedback about ladies, the disabled, immigrants and Nationwide Soccer League gamers disrespect the efforts of Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Robert Clark, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and numerous others who’ve given their all for Mississippi to be a greater place.”
Lewis, who additionally boycotted Trump’s inauguration, was scheduled to be a keynote speaker on the occasion resulting from his historical past within the state.
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The seventy seven-yr-previous civil rights icon was arrested in Jackson in 1961 with Freedom Riders who have been protesting segregated bus journey and was held on the notorious Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
Later, as the top of the Scholar Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Lewis organized Freedom Summer time, a volunteer effort to register voters in Mississippi in 1964.
Lewis has feuded with Trump prior to now, saying in January that he doesn’t view Trump as a “reputable President.”
Trump fired again on Twitter: “Congressman John Lewis ought to spend extra time on fixing and serving to his district, which is in horrible form and falling aside (to not point out crime infested) moderately than falsely complaining concerning the election outcomes.”
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Lewis and Thompson have been additionally a part of a crew of fifty eight Democrats within the Home who voted in favor of impeaching Trump on Wednesday. The measure was voted down.
Gov. Phil Bryant invited Trump to attend the opening of the civil rights museum and to rejoice the state’s two hundredth anniversary. The opening of the Historical past…