When Donald Trump ripped Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) early Saturday morning for calling him an illegitimate president, it didn’t take long for Lewis’s Democratic colleagues to fire back at the president-elect.
And their tweets were brutal.
Not many Republicans have weighed in on the issue, but the left side of the political aisle has been responding all day Saturday.
— House Democrats (@HouseDemocrats) January 14, 2017
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 14, 2017
— Jim Himes (@jahimes) January 14, 2017
— Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (@RepBonnie) January 14, 2017
— Robin Kelly (@RepRobinKelly) January 14, 2017
— Yvette D. Clarke (@RepYvetteClarke) January 14, 2017
— Rep. Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) January 14, 2017
"All talk, no action."
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) January 14, 2017
Even Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska defended Lewis.
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) January 14, 2017
And perhaps this is one reason why Republicans, particularly in Lewis’s home state, have stayed out of the fight.
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) January 14, 2017
H/T Think Progress