Rep. John Lewis Cancels Civil Rights Museum Visit Over Trump’s Attendance

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) canceled plans to attend the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum grand opening this weekend because he would have to share the stage with President Trump. “Right now we’re not going,” said Lewis, 77, a civil-rights icon in his own right. “But there’s a possibility that the head man may not show up, may cancel.” Lewis previously said he wasn't sure if he could “live with myself” if he was featured at an event with Trump. “I think his presence would make a mockery of everything that people tried to do to redeem the soul of America and to make this country better,” the lawmaker added. The White House said in response: “We think it’s unfortunate that these members of Congress wouldn’t join the president in honoring the incredible sacrifice civil rights leaders made to right the injustices in our history.”