Borrowing a page from Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is now refraining for stating that President-Elect Donald Trump deserves to be seen as a “legitimate president.”
The Boston Globe reports
that Warren was a guest speaker at Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Boston when reporters asked the senator about comments made by Lewis on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in which he said he did not Trump as a legitimate president. “John Lewis has earned the right to raise questions about legitimacy,” Warren said. “Right now, our intelligence community tells us that Russia directly interfered in the election here in the United States.”
When asked by another reporter if she agreed with Lewis’ statement on the legitimacy of Trump’s leadership, Warren responded, “What I agree with is that John Lewis is a man who has earned the right to have his view of Donald Trump’s presidency and legitimacy.” Pressed further, she added, “What I believe is that right now, the intelligence community has raised significant questions about Russian interference in our electoral process. And that these questions must be tracked down, and that we both must determine exactly what Russia did, and take appropriate steps.”
Unlike Lewis, however, Warren will not boycott Friday’s inauguration—which may be the very first time that Warren and Trump occupied the same space at the same time.