For John, BLUF: Rep John Lewis accidentally blurted out what seems to be the view of many Democrats. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Rep. John Lewis: Trump isn't a 'legitimate president'
The source is The Hill, written by Reporter Brooke Seipel.
Here is the lede plus one:
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) doesn't plan to attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration next week, saying he doesn’t believe Trump is a "legitimate president."If a large segment of the population believes Mr Trump is not a legitimate president (elect) we are going to have trouble in our Republic.
"I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It will be hard. It's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis said in an interview for NBC News's "Meet the Press."
And then the question is, what is the solution that would satisfy the Democrats? And would it also satisfy those who voted for Mr Trump?
It is time for everyone to take deep breath and move on to 20 January and the swearing in of Mr Trump as our next President.
Regards — Cliff