Lewis fundraises off Trump attacks: 'Stand up to injustice'

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) responded to an attack from President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE on Saturday by urging Democrats in a fundraising email to stand up to Trump.

“Today Donald Trump attacked me on Twitter. He said that I’m ‘all talk’ and ‘no action,’” Lewis wrote in the letter from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

“I’ve been beaten, bloody, tear-gassed, fighting for what’s right for America. I’ve marched at Selma with Dr. King. Sometimes that’s what it takes to move our country in the right direction," the letter continued.

“We refuse to stop now," it continued. “We’re not done fighting for progress. We’re ready for the next four years…. Join me and chip in whatever you can today to help Democrats stand up to injustice."


The fundraising letter came after Trump slammed Lewis in a pair of tweets on Saturday morning after Lewis said he didn't think Trump was a "legitimate president."

Lewis also announced that he would not attend Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, joining at least a dozen other Democrats in boycotting the event.

A number of lawmakers rushed to Lewis’s defense on Twitter on Saturday after the criticism from Trump. The lawmakers painted the civil rights icon as a devoted activist and politician.