I am also a follower, even a "fan," of Representative John Lewis. I was very happy when President Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to Rep Lewis in 2010. I supported his sit-in last year in the House of Representatives. Representative Lewis is a citizen of the United States of America. Rep Lewis was a student activist during the Civil Rights Movement - he stood by Martin Luther King, Jr. Rep Lewis marched, protested non-violently, and convinced other students in colleges and universities to support the Civil Rights Movement. John Lewis was beaten, arrested, hounded, and attacked for his views during that time.
Representative John Lewis has served the 5th Congressional district of Georgia since 1987. He is a true gentleman, in every respect. Last week, Rep Lewis stated that he did not feel that the President-Elect is the legitimate winner of the Presidential election - given all the reports by the US Intelligence agencies that Russia has been tinkering with our news, Twitter feed, and the Wiki-Leaks trash - and that he would be missing the Presidential Inauguration for the first time in 30 years. The President-Elect immediately denigrated Representative Lewis on Twitter, saying that Lewis was "all talk, no action" and that he had better concentrate on fixing his district which is "falling apart."
I will say only one thing: While the President-Elect was getting deferments from fighting in Viet Nam, John Lewis was getting almost beaten to death in the South, trying to get equality for all people.
Guess who I'd give my life for?