John Lewis didn’t lie when he said he’d never skipped a presidential inauguration as a sitting member of Congress.
He just had a brain fart.
The Georgia Democrat made headlines last week after announcing he and several other Congressional Democrats will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, but on Monday, a 2001 Washington Post article surfaced, revealing Lewis was pulling a repeat. (RELATED: Turns Out This Isn’t The First Presidential Inauguration John Lewis Has Skipped)
Lewis told reporters last week his gesture held extra weight considering he’d never missed an inauguration, but again, that castle turned to sand once it was revealed it simply wasn’t true.
His staff clarified the mixup on Tuesday, when they told Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler the 76-year-old had just forgotten.
John Lewis’s staff says he forgot that he boycotted George W. Bush’s inauguration: “That was almost 20 years ago.” https://t.co/Jpnpq1QYyI
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) January 17, 2017
No harm, no foul.