John Lewis to headline a 'resistance summer' against Trump

Credit: Tamar Hallerman

Credit: Tamar Hallerman

Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis became a symbol for Democrats' resistance to Donald Trump's presidency earlier this year after he stated the Republican wasn't a "legitimate president" and skipped his inauguration and first address to Congress. Now he's promoting a new party initiative known as "resistance summer."

The civil rights icon will be appearing on a party podcast with Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, tonight to hype the effort, which "seeks to bring Americans together to resist the powers that are trying to rig the system against working families.

From a DNC press release:

The Democratic Party will hire organizers across the country to build the Democratic resistance. Those organizers will help recruit and train thousands of volunteers and help spark nationwide mobilization against the Trump agenda."

Lewis has stepped up his criticism of Trump even more since his inauguration, appearing at Atlanta's bustling airport to protest the president's immigration order. And he's championed the candidacy of Democrat Jon Ossoff as he aims for an upset victory in Georgia's 6th District.

Insider's note: This item was ripped and expanded from the Morning Jolt.