John Lewis

Transition to Trump: History will mark today as the day America became great again

No one knows how successful Donald Trump will be in “Making America Great Again” but we can be very sure he’ll give it his best shot. Plus, As Trump takes office, plans are already in place to slice the size of the federal government, and, Trump won’t let the Democrats’ stonewalling of cabinet nominees stop him from making change right away.

John Lewis’ Moment of Untruth

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

John Lewis is no longer that tough-as-nails young man fighting for truth and the American ideal. He hasn’t been for a very long time. Somewhere in the 30 years he’s spent as the congressman for most of the city of Atlanta the truth has been lost, and now Lewis is no different from the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus — he’s a petty, squabbling partisan opportunist clinging to a false moral superiority most never earned and that he himself has squandered.

Lewis skipped Bush inaugural too, said he was not president

David Freddoso, Washington Examiner

Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Barbara Lee, along with some other Democratic lawmakers at the time, also boycotted to make a point when President George W. Bush was inaugurated in 2001. The Washington Post reported at the time that Lewis "thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in because he doesn't believe Bush is the true elected president."

Dem dilemma: Stand with Lewis?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Lewis is so widely revered for his actions 50 years ago — even those denouncing him have to pay tribute to his past — that he has given a sort of moral cover to a small number of Democrats who want to suggest that the 2016 election results are not legitimate. Right now, though, in the absence of some explosive new revelation or wholesale change in the political atmosphere, it appears that small number won't get much bigger.