Rep. John Lewis is going out of his way to demonstrate why he got heckled by a group of protesters marching against police brutality.
In the span of two days, two African-American men were fatally shot by police officers. The African-American community is justifiably enraged by these deaths, but instead offering solutions, Lewis took to Twitter (and the podium) to wax poetic about how he thanked the officers who busted him upside the head for being black back in the 1960’s.
“The scars and stains of racism is still deeply embedded in American society,” said Rep. Lewis during an earlier press briefing. Of the police officers who arrested him for the offense of being black, he said “thank you for your service.”
Watch the video below:
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 8, 2016