Rep. John Lewis gets bipartisan support after tweets from President-elect Trump

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The feud between President-elect Donald Trump and a civil rights icon continued on the air waves on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (KGO-TV)

The feud between President-elect Donald Trump and a civil rights icon continued on the air waves on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


"I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And, they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton." Rep. John Lewis said.

Trump fired back at Georgia Congressman John Lewis on Twitter, saying Lewis is "All talk, talk, talk - no action or results. Sad!"

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The barrage of Trump's tweets stirred up bipartisan support for Lewis.

Lewis is a civil rights leader who became nationally known for his prominent role in the Selma to Montgomery marches in the 1960's - fighting for civil rights alongside Martin Luther King Jr.

Lewis is now leading a new movement among Democrats in Congress.

"I don't plan to attend inauguration. It would be the first one that I miss since I've been in the congress," Lewis said.

Lewis is considered a Civil Right's icon. He helped organize the march on Washington with doctor Martin Luther King Junior in 1963.

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