Georgia County Commissioner Calls Civil Rights Leader John Lewis A ‘Racist Pig’

Key Points: John Lewis, county, Hunter, percent, and The Huffington Post Rep

Elise Foley Immigration & Politics Reporter, The Huffington Post Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) criticized President-elect Donald Trump’s legitimacy last week.

Civil rights groups and voters filed a suit against the county in August 2016 accusing it of violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ― which Lewis fought for at the time, even suffering beatings by police in a march to demand equal access to the polls.

The posts came after Lewis, a leader in the Civil Rights movement, told NBC that he does not “see this president-elect as a legitimate president” because of U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia interfered in the election to help Trump win.

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