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CLEVELAND (AP) – A black congresswoman from Ohio is skipping Donald Trump’s inauguration this week and voicing support for fellow Democratic Rep. John Lewis after the civil rights icon feuded with the president-elect over the weekend.
Rep. Marcia Fudge tweeted that she plans to be in Cleveland instead of attending the inauguration Friday in Washington. She ended the tweet with the hashtag #IStandWithJohnLewis.
Lewis, who was a leader in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, had questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s victory and blamed the Russians for helping Trump win. The Republican president-elect responded with tweets suggesting that the longtime Georgia congressman “should spend more time on fixing and helping his district.”
Fudge and Lewis are among a growing number of Democrats in Congress who say they’ll skip the inauguration.