January 18, 2017 4:00 pm -

Having your head beaten in once is enough for most people.

Iowa Rep. Steve King said Tuesday that Georgia Rep. John Lewis trades on his status as a civil rights icon and hasn’t contributed anything since then.

King made the comments on “Mickelson in the Morning” on WHO Iowa radio amid a discussion of Lewis’ remark last week that Donald Trump was not a “legitimate” President. Trump responded by tweeting that Lewis, who was “All talk, talk, talk – no action or results.”


“I’ve served with John Lewis now for quite some time,” King, a Republican, said of Lewis, a Democrat. “And we don’t really always, I don’t know that we’ve ever found ourselves where we’ve been working together on legislation in that way. But I have long contemplated the idea of just going to the floor and saying, ‘John Lewis, thank you for your contribution to civil rights during the civil rights era. I would appreciate it if you would contribute something since then. It’s been a half a century.’ And a number of us have watched that and said, ‘He trades off of it.’ And I guess that’s fine. But he should be doing some other things too. And I haven’t seen it happen from him.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.