Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday offered an erroneous history lesson about racial segregation to a black Georgia congressman who risked his life to fight for civil rights, and he called on the NAACP to apologize to white people.
Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who was beaten while marching in Selma, Alabama, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., should be grateful to Republican presidents and shouldn't question the legitimacy of GOP President-elect Donald Trump's victory, LePage said.
"You know, I will just say this: John Lewis ought to look at history," LePage, who's white, said on WVOM-FM. "You It was Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves. It was...
President Barack Obama, at the time the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to attendees at the 99th annual convention of the NAACP in Cincinnati, Ohio.