A former member of the Black Panthers told Fox News show host Tucker Carlson that Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) presided over the "destruction of black America" ever since the famous 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Birmingham, Alabama. Author Mason Weaver was responding to Lewis’ assertion that President-elect Donald Trump is "not a legitimate president” and that Russia ensured the defeat of fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton. Weaver said Lewis is an "illegitimate Congressman."
 
Moreover, Weaver called Lewis -- a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus -- a "Civil Rights turncoat" who has "collaborated with the Democratic Party to oppress black America."
 
Weaver recalled that those who assaulted and beat Lewis and other Civil Rights marchers three decades ago were Democrats. He noted that Alabama’s governor of the time was George Wallace, an avowed segregationist who eventually became a Democratic party presidential candidate. "After they beat his behind on that bridge... he got up and joined them," Weaver said of Lewis. "He joined the oppressors and became a stooge for them."
 
“You say you tried to work with them — the Democratic Party has always been the party of abuse, always been the party of the Klan, the party that waged war to keep slaves,” said Weaver, “ — the party that’s always been the destruction of black people.” He continued, “Mr. Lewis, you have presided over the destruction of black America, and you owe us an apology.”
 
Weaver said it is beyond belief why any black American would be a Democrat. He called the Democrats the "party of the Klan" and the "party that went to war to keep slaves." Weaver gave advice to the Georgia congressman, who is among at least 20 who are boycotting the Inauguration Day festivities. "If you're a real man, John Lewis, you stand up tomorrow and you apologize," Weaver said.
 
“He has done nothing,” Weaver said last night to Carlson on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
 
“John Lewis, bless his heart — it took courage to do what he did in his early life. What he has done now, he has turned himself to his enemy.” Weaver said Lewis was a “little girl being beaten by Daddy and joins Daddy,” or “a woman beaten by her husband who joins the husband.”
 


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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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