Preacher and right-wing radio host, Jesse Lee Peterson disrespected the late John Lewis who passed away this past Friday. Lewis was an iconic figure from the Civil Rights era where he became a leader and later a long-lasting member of Congress. Peterson disrespecting Lewis is nothing new as he smeared Lewis when he was also alive. Peterson labeled the late Congressman, “a phony,” “a race hustler,” and “an evil man.”
Peterson began his attack after playing a clip from Oprah Winfrey’s tribute to Lewis after which he called Lewis a “son of Satan” and accused him of attacking America. Peterson said, “I can think of many words to call ex-Congressman John Lewis, Hero would not be one. Well, maybe he is a hero, because she [Oprah] is a daughter of Satan and he is a son of Satan, so maybe in that world, he’s a hero in that he pushed evil.”
He added, “Congressman John Lewis—he dead—was a race hustler, a loser. John Lewis was not a hero. He was a zero, not a hero. … We knew he was a race hustler. He divided the races, he did not unite them, and just because he marched in a rally down in Alabama or Georgia or wherever he was, that doesn’t make him a hero. John Lewis did not do anything to earn becoming a [member of] Congress for so long. He didn’t make things better. He made them worse.”
He concluded, “John Lewis did not apologize for dividing the races, for calling America a racist society. He was a phony. He was a race hustler. I don’t know where he went when he died, but I do know according to all reports, he dead. But he was not a good man. I don’t know what he said to God before he died, but I know he did not apologize to this country for dividing and lying and doing what he did to America. He used black people for his own personal gain. John Lewis was an evil man.”
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Travis Earle is a veteran of the United States Navy and a resident of Memphis, Tennessee. He serves as a politics writer for Hill Reporter. Travis@HillReporter.com