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Monday, January 16, 2017

Mike Pence: I am 'so disappointed' in John Lewis defends Trump

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Vice President-Elect Mike Pence went of FOX News to defend President Elect Donald Trump against Congressman John Lewis's statement about Trump “not a legitimate President.”

VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT MIKE PENCE:  "Donald Trump won this election fair and square, thirty of 50 states, more counties than any Republican since Ronald Reagan, and the American people know that. And, while I have great respect for John Lewis, and for his contributions, particularly with the civil rights movement."

"I was deeply disappointed to see someone of his stature question the legitimacy of Donald Trump's election as president and say he's not attending the inauguration, and I hope he reconsiders both positions. You know, we'd even had recounts in this election where the numbers for the president-elect had actually gone up. There's no question about the legitimacy of this election, and for John Lewis to make those statements is deeply disappointing."

"This is also -- it's disappointing, too, because I truly do believe this is a time when the American people should be celebrating the peaceful transition of power. That's what this week is really all about, Chris, and to know that four living presidents will be on the stage acknowledging that peaceful transition of power, the world will be watching, will hear the first remarks that Donald will make as president of the United States in his inaugural address."

"I just -- I hope that John Lewis, and some others who have joined his plans to take a pass on the inauguration, will rethink that, will be with us and will celebrate this extraordinary moment in the life of our nation and the life of democracy."

Chirs Wallace tried to corner Vice President Elect Pence by asking if it was “Okay” for Trump to call Lewis a “Do-Nothing” since he was a front line fighter of the Civil Rights Movement.

Pence looked Chris in the eyes and gave an excellent response.

VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT PENCE: " I think -- I think Donald Trump has the right to defend himself. When someone of John Lewis' stature, someone who is not only an icon in the civil rights movement, but also someone who by virtue of his sacrifice on that day that we know as Bloody Sunday, he crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge and he suffered that abuse and it was -- it was true that that the voting rights -- for someone to use his stature to use terms like this is not a legitimate president, it’s just -- it's just deeply disappointing to me, and I hope he reconsiders it."

Donald Trump "is committed to being president of all the people in this country and to bring new jobs and prosperity in ways that the failed liberal policies of the last several generations have not."

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