(FreedomBeacon.com)- According to reports, a bill that would rename portions of Nashville’s Rep. John Lewis Way as President Donald Trump Boulevard is up for a vote in the Tennessee legislature.
The location of Rep. John Lewis Way is on what was once 5th Avenue. During a ceremony in 2021, Rep. John Lewis’ name was given to the road.
Lewis was well-known for his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, which included organizing sit-ins at lunch counters.
Rep. Paul Sherrell of Sparta and State Sen. Frank Niceley introduced HB 1372. The bill’s introduction in the Senate coincided with the start of Black History Month.
Some Democrat Tennessee representatives responded negatively to the bill’s announcement online.
Representative Justin Jones hysterically tweeted that Tennessee Republicans’ bill to rename portions of John Lewis Way to Donald Trump Blvd is about more than a street name. It’s yet another assault on Black history by white supremacists.
Civil rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was a civil rights hero, but he was also one of the Democrat Party’s most partisan members and frequently made false accusations of racism against his political rivals.
When he was exposed for making these unfounded accusations, Lewis also used his legendary status to deflect criticism, taking advantage of and, in some ways, demeaning the civil rights movement.
Here are the worst instances of Rep. Lewis’ deplorable behavior.
In 2010, Lewis made a false claim that Tea Party protesters used the N-word at a protest against Obamacare. Nothing of the sort was captured on the cameras at the event. Andrew Breitbart offered to donate $10,000, then $100,000, to the United Negro College Fund if any video evidence of the “N-word” surfaced.
In 2012, Lewis falsely claimed that Republicans wanted to bring back Jim Crow in America.
In 2016, Lewis, a Hillary supporter, misrepresented the civil rights movement by asserting that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had no involvement with it. Later, evidence of Sanders’s detention during the 1960s Chicago civil rights protests was discovered.
In 2017, Lewis, an election skeptic, falsely asserted that Trump was not legitimate due to a Russian conspiracy.