Pence: “Just So Disappointed” by Lewis’ Decision to Skip Inauguration

VPEOTUS Mike Pence had his feelings hurt by Atlanta Congressman John Lewis.

Lewis, who has, uh, caused a bit of a stir the past few days, confirmed he will be skipping PEOTUS Trump’s inauguration. Lewis said he considers Trump an “illegitimate” due to concerns of Russian meddling in the election. 

Pence told Fox News today:

“I served with John Lewis and I disagree with him on many issues. But I respect the role he’s played in the civil rights movement and the voting rights movement. That’s why I was just so disappointed that he would make the statement that he made suggesting that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate president.”

File this one under the Whaaaambulance Watch…

If Pence is genuinely concerned with how the opposition party views and engages with the incoming administration, then Pence should counsel the PEOTUS to not immediately attack congressmen with objectively incorrect, made up statements once they express opinions about how Trump was elected.

You can view Pence’s statement below the fold.

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gcp
gcp

Oh my. Pence failed to refer to Lewis as a “civil rights icon.”

bethebalance
bethebalance

so, if you’re a Repub., isn’t this the exact statement that one would be expected to be made abt this issue?
it took pence what- 48+ hours?- to figure out this language?
why is the VP-elect so much more measured than the pres-elect?

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

To be fair, Lewis did more than just “express an opinion about how Trump was elected”. He said an objectively stupid comment calling Trump an “illegitimate president”. Why does everybody have to name-check the civil rights movement everytime someone disagrees with Lewis? It has nothing to do with any of this.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Oh sure, it wasn’t rigged. Just like this “free market” isn’t rigged.