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Pence calls Rep. Lewis' comments 'deeply disappointing'

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 00:50

Vice President-elect Mike Pence rebuked Democratic Congressman John Lewis' comments questioning Donald Trump's presidency. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on Sunday that he was disappointed by a black civil rights activist and politician's questioning of Donald Trump's legitimacy as president of the United States and his decision to boycott Friday's inauguration. U.S. Representative John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, said on Friday he thought hacking by Russians had helped Trump, a Republican, get elected in November. Lewis said he does not plan to attend Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration, the first time he would miss such an event since being elected to the House in 1986. "We honor the sacrifice that he made," Pence said on CBS' "Face the Nation" program. "For someone of his stature not just in the civil rights movement but in voting rights to make a comment that he did not consider Donald Trump to be a legitimate president, I think is deeply disappointing. I hope he reconsiders both statements." Pence said he had attended both of President Barack Obama's inaugurations. He said at a time when the country was facing challenges both at home and abroad, Americans should look for ways to come together and work together.

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Pence calls Rep. Lewis' comments 'deeply disappointing'

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 00:50