Atlanta Fires Back In Feud Between President-Elect Donald Trump, Rep. John Lewis

By  //  January 16, 2017

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ABOVE VIDEO: On Jan. 11, Rep. John Lewis testified against Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s selection for attorney general, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. During the hearing, Lewis said, “It doesn’t matter how Sen. Sessions may smile, how friendly he may be, how he may speak to you. But we need someone who’s going to stand up, speak up, and speak out for the people that need help.”

(YAHOO) – Residents of Rep. John Lewis’ Georgia congressional district are firing back over Donald Trump’s assertion that it is “crime-infested.”

Meanwhile, the incoming White House chief of staff defended the president-elect’s attack on Lewis, which came after the civil rights leader questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency.

“Atlanta to Trump: Wrong” blared the front-page headline published by the Atlanta Journal- Constitution on Sunday, a day after Trump tweeted that Lewis should “spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results.”

The paper pointed out that overall, crime is down in Atlanta, which ranked 14th in the nation for its rate of violent crime in 2015, according to statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.