Judge Jeanine Slams John Lewis, Rosie O'Donnell Over Trump Comments
This week on "Justice", Judge Jeanine Pirro fired back at Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) over his claims Donald Trump is not a legitimate president-elect, and criticized comedian Rosie O'Donnell for her recent comments about the New York businessman.
Lewis, 76, a longtime Atlanta representative and a Civil Rights era leader, told NBC that Russian meddling in the 2016 election delegitimized Trump's win and said he will not attend the inauguration.
"Pray tell, Congressman, what's not legitimate?" Pirro asked, "Trump won by a large electoral college margin and in spite of efforts to do a recount... nothing changed."
She noted Lewis' experience in the Civil Rights movement, where he fought for "equal rights and equal justice", and was rewarded with a 30-year tenure in Congress, but questioned why Lewis would not extend the same reward to Trump.
"Did you not take an oath to support the Constitution? You, a Congressman for 30 years know how to amend the Constitution if you don't like it."
Of O'Donnell, Pirro said the actress should never have made even a passing reference to instituting "martial law" to prevent Trump's inauguration.
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We are six days away from what for centuries has been a peaceful transition of power yet our democracy has never been in greater danger. Instead of enjoying and celebrating this time honored, sacred and hallowed tradition, where the torch is passed to a new democratically elected president of the greatest nation on earth, we are mired down in the politics of division, fake news, and hate fueled resistance to the 45th president of the united states. Shame on us.
This week, a united states congressman, with no doubt a stellar record in the civil rights movement, john lewis-said he would not attend the inauguration - adding this:
Not legitimate? Pray tell, congressman lewis what's not legitimate? Donald trump won by a large electoral college margin. And in spite of efforts to do a recount which backfired bigtime - and efforts to influence "faithless' electors, *nothing* changed. Congressman, you have devoted your life to equal rights and equal justice for all.you have been rewarded with a seat in america's exalted house of representatives. Likewise, donald trump has been rewarded with a seat in americas white house.
Are you not a part of our democracy? Do you not want a peaceful transition of power? Did you not take an oath to support the constitution - including article 11 that created the electoral college? You... A congressman for 30 years know how to amend the constitution if you don't like it.
No one has a problem with you voicing your first amendment rights. But you and your partyâ€¦ those purveyors of the peaceful transition of powerâ€¦ so concerned that republicans wouldn't be are daily proving yourselves to be hypocrites.
And another democrat... Congresswoman maxine waters proudly asserts her refusal to meet the man who sits in the oval office.. Where's equal rights and inclusion? Doing your jobs for the people who elected you?
And as for those liberal hollywood leftists in need of a lobotomy like rosie o'donnell
they are straight up communists.
Rosie supports imposing martial law-delaying the inauguration-- until trump is cleared of all charges.
Rosie, i know you i don't have a problem w you, but martial law- are you nuts?
Do you even know what martial law is? It's when the military takes over and we're at war.
By the way- trump is not charged with anything, and for him to be cleared there'd have to be a trial. Aint no trials happening during martial law.
And on a personal level rosie, you would hate it.
There would be curfews, checkpoints, tanks in the streets, and no you couldn't call an uber tank for a quick latte at ur local starbucks.
Your tweet is stupid. Since when does the left want the military to take over.
A little primer rosie, when they do, people like you-who call for the overthrow of the president-meet a firing squad. Not a happy ending!
And while we're at it rosie, what you said about barron trump-a 10 year old kid who amazingly was still standing at 3am when his father won the presidency-was as classless and rude as it gets. And to then claim he's not off limits? And you call trump mentally unstable?
Rosie, since when are you the bastion of brilliant behavior?
Put on your big girl pants and come to grips with the fact that donald trump is *your* next president and youre either with america or against america
If you don't like him, campaign harder next time, and let this be a wake up call to you and your hollywood friends-- that you *don't* speak for america. By the way isnt hollywood supposed to be inclusive and accepting of views of people who don't look or talk like them? .
News flash-- and this aint fake newsâ€¦ the people in middle america, some of whom ride a tractor for a living, wear the same boots everyday, wear a badge, go overseas, not knowing if they'll come home are sick and tired of your nonsense. You know the silent and forgotten men and women of america who rose up against you bozos and your candidate. It's about time you accepted them and respected them for their hard work, sacrifice and yes even their investment in your movies, tv shows and records.
From the liberal dc politicians to the liberals in hollywood - my message-actually america's message-- is the same: you lost. We won. Swallow your pride. Get in line . Stop thinking youre so damn important... That the world has to stop and listen to your revolutionary nonsense. Your candidate just didn't cut the mustard. Donald j trump is the
President for the next four years. Deal with it.