Representative John Lewis (D-GA) stated during an interview on Friday that he believes the 2016 election was rigged in Republican nominee Donald Trump’s favor.
During Friday’s edition of CNN’s “Axe Files,” CNN Senior Political Commentator and Director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics David Axelrod asked Lewis, “So, despite the fact that he got the requisite number of electoral votes, you — he [President Trump] often uses the word ‘rigged.’ You think the election was rigged in his favor?”
“I truly believe to this day, that this election was rigged in his favor,” Lewis responded, as transcribed by CNN.
Lewis also attempted to compare President Trump’s creation of the Commission on Election Integrity to former Alabama Governor and outspoken segregationist George Wallace.
“I think the person we have in Washington today is uncaring,” said Lewis. “[Trump] knows very, very little about the struggle and the history of the civil rights movement.”
When pressed as to how that argument confirms Lewis’ prior smear of Trump, the Democrat simply went off on a tangent about Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity, stating, “that is a form of intimidation. That’s a form of harassment.”
See Lewis’ statement below.