Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who called on Sunday, for the Democrats in the Congress and all Americans to unite under the future President Donald Trump, and said he was “disappointed” in Rep. John Lewis, the boycott for the questioning of the legitimacy of a Trump presidency and urged him to reconsider his inauguration day.
“Donald Trump won these elections fair and square,” Pence Fox News Sunday “said.” “The Americans know it.”
Lewis, D-Ga., a civil rights icon, said in an interview aired Sunday on NBC that he is not the Trump to see as a “legitimate President,” in the midst of evidence that Russia is trying to hurt the candidacy of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“While I have great respect for John Lewis and for his merits, in particular, to the civil rights movement, I was very disappointed to see that someone of his stature question the legitimacy of Donald Trump ‘ s not to say the presidency and listen to him, he was at the inauguration,” Pence said. “I hope he reconsiders.”
Lewis joins a handful of Democrats in the Congress, which is not to say that you participate in Inauguration Day on Friday, when Trump, a Republican, is the Land of the 45. President.
“I think the Russians assumed that this man will be elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” said Lewis in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
On Saturday, Trump retaliation against Lewis for the comments.
“Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, the Trump tweeted in terrible shape and not fall apart”.
Trump in a follow-up tweet on Saturday, said Lewis should spend help of time, his “crime” invested the district, instead of “wrong to complain about the election results.”
“All talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad.” Trump completed.
Pence argued Sunday that the trombone “has the right to defend yourself.”
He also said that the Lewis, the hard hit in the historic, 1960s “Bloody Sunday” civil rights protest — acted irresponsible in stature to attack trump.
“It was an act of irresponsibility was told,” Pence. “It is deeply disappointing for me, and I hope [Lewis] to reconsider.”