Jan. 11: Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, takes a seat at the witness table on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Democratic Rep. John Lewis, said in an interview that he can not win does not consider Donald Trump a “legitimate President” and blame the Russians for the support of the Republicans the White house.
“You know, I believe in the forgiveness. I think when you try to work with people. It will be hard. It will be very difficult. I don’t see that as president-elect as the legitimate President,” said Lewis in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” air on Sunday.
The Georgia Congressman and leader in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, said he’ll skip next week’s inauguration of the Trump in the Capitol, some of the other Democrats who have decided to boycott the occurrence of the historical event.
“I think the Russians assumed that this man will be elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” said Lewis.
U.S. intelligence services have said that Russia is experimenting to help in the choice of Trump to win. After spending weeks discerning, evaluation, Trump finally accepted that the Russians are behind the election-year hacking of the Democrats, which roiled the race for the White house. But he also stressed that “there is absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election, including the fact that there is no manipulation of any kind always-voting-machines.”
Lewis explains his decision to stay away from the inauguration as a “you can’t be home with something you feel is not wrong, is right.”
He said it was the first inauguration that he has missed in the three decades, a time in which is that Democrats and Republicans take the oath of office.
Other democratic legislators have announced plans to skip the inauguration belong to make repetitions. Barbara Lee from California, Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, Katherine Clark of Massachusetts and Luis Gutierrez of Illinois. You cite a number of reasons, but have at least one thing in common. Of all places, the heavily democratic districts.
The Associated Press contributed to this report