Positively mind-numbing to see anyone trying to question the integrity or judgment of a giant like Rep. John Lewis. See the instant outcry below (and we’ve included a few heinous examples to illustrate how low these trolls will go).
John Lewis who got his ass beat in the 60s by cops is establishment bc he's in Congress, but Sanders who's also in Congress isn't?
— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) February 11, 2016
John Lewis must have Alzheimer's
— Jarrod Neil Myrick (@jarrodmyrick) February 11, 2016
Not going to attack John Lewis but his comments were pretty shitty about Sanders. Like Sanders didn’t kiss his ring, so advocacy not legit.
— Candice (@BBCandice) February 11, 2016
John Lewis slander will NOT be tolerated! The end!
— Shashana (@1978BABY) February 11, 2016
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, you see people attacking John Lewis.
— ¡Gabe! Ortíz (@TUSK81) February 11, 2016
Bernie stans, I am telling you now..do not come for John Lewis. I repeat: Do not come for John Lewis…
— Rylo Ken (@Kennymack1971) February 11, 2016
Leela Daou is a writer and social media strategist for BNR.