January 16, 2017

DISPATCHES FROM THE MEMORY HOLE: “Newspapers continue to cite the boycott as an unprecedented act….But this isn’t the first time [John] Lewis [D-GA] has boycotted a presidential inauguration. According to a Washington Post article written on January 21, 2001, Lewis and other members of the Black Caucus boycotted George W. Bush’s inauguration because they didn’t ‘believe Bush is the true elected president.’ Lewis spent the day in his Atlanta district.”

UPDATE: “On NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ Lewis said the inauguration Friday [of Trump] ’will be the first one that I miss since I’ve been in Congress.’”

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