LePage Tells Georgia Congressman ‘A Simple Thank You Should Suffice’ For All That Republican Presidents Have Done For Black People
According to a story from the Associated Press, Gov. Paul LePage says a Democratic Georgia congressman who criticized President-elect Donald Trump should be grateful for all that U.S. presidents have done for black people.
LePage on Tuesday addressed Rep. John Lewis' remarks about the election of Trump, a Republican, during an interview, the AP said..
LePage said Lewis needed a history lesson on how U.S. presidents freed the slaves and fought against Jim Crow laws and added that, "a simple thank-you should suffice."
Lewis was one of the leaders of the civil rights era.
He suffered a fractured skull while leading the march in Selma, Alabama.
LePage also had harsh words for a Democratic Maine congresswoman, who like Lewis is skipping the inauguration. He said Rep. Chellie Pingree should resign if she doesn't attend, according to the AP.