Holmes Norton: ‘The Last Thing’ John Lewis Should Do ‘Is To Honor the President’

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” non-voting House Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) responded to Representative John Lewis’ (D-GA) refusal to attend the opening of a civil rights museum that President Trump plans to attend by stating the last thing Lewis should do “is to honor the president.”

Holmes Norton said the president is “showing up to honor himself.” She added, “[N]o respected Civil Rights leader, like John — like my colleague in the House, could possibly go. Because of both words and policies. He’s sat in the Congress for a full year with disparaging policies and disparaging words. And now the last thing he should do is to honor the president. Because that’s what he would consider it. By insinuating himself into this very important ceremony, he’s trying to say, ‘Look, I’ve always been for you, so here I am. And that shows it, disregard everything that happened in the past year.'”

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