John Lewis, civil rights icon and congressman from Georgia, took a beating as part of the non-violent Freedom Rides in 1961. He had his skull fractured by white Alabama state troopers—government agents—in 1965, after he crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge as part of a voting rights march from Selma, Alabama.
Today he said of Trump:
I don’t see the President-elect as a legitimate president.
John Lewis has earned the right to speak the truth, even if a lot of people don’t want to hear it.
And I’m with John Lewis.