Congressman John Lewis inspires immigration crowd ‘It’s time for some of us to get in good trouble’
You can always count on Civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis to be fired up and ready to fight the good fight, and he’s stepping up to the front lines of the immigration debate.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered nationwide over the weekend to share their determination to fight the Trump administrations heartless decision to separate families seeking asylum.
“Look, you know, I’ve been talking for some time and getting in trouble. It’s time for some of us to get in good trouble, necessary trouble,” the venerable Democrat told the crowd at the Families Belong Together rally in Atlanta.
“In the final analysis, we may have to turn America upside down to set it right side up, but whatever we do, do it in an orderly, peaceful and nonviolent fashion,” he said.
Lewis shared the sentiments of Rep. Maxine Waters who has energized her base with fiery speeches calling for disgruntled Americans to confront Trump administration officials after migrant children were snatched and separated from their mothers because of Trump’s harsh immigration policies.
Lewis also wrote a letter in June criticizing Trump’s immigration policy and calling it a “shame, a disgrace and an outrage.”
John Lewis urged the crowd to stay passionate, but peaceful. “Never, ever, ever hate.”