Republican governor says John Lewis should thank white politicians and understand history
That would be Maine’s ignorant Paul LePage.
Asked about the dozens of House members who are boycotting Trump’s inauguration, Gov. Paul LePage (R-ME) fulminated that Lewis should be thanking Republicans instead of protesting against them.
“How ‘bout John Lewis last week, criticizing the president? I will just say this. John Lewis oughta look at history,” LePage said in his weekly radio interview with local station WVOM. “It was Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves. It was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant that fought against Jim Crow laws.”
“A simple ‘thank you’ would suffice,” the governor added.