Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashDemocrats defend Afghan withdrawal amid Taliban advance Vietnam shadow hangs over Biden decision on Afghanistan Kamala Harris and our shameless politics MORE (R-Mich.) knocked President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE on Saturday for his response to backlash over attacking Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).
"Dude, just stop," Amash tweeted, linking to a tweet from Trump.
Dude, just stop. https://t.co/UCIqhqGnXu— Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 15, 2017
Trump suggested Saturday that he and Lewis work together to focus on the nation's inner cities after a number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers slammed him for saying Lewis was "all talk" and "no action."
“Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!” Trump wrote Saturday evening.
The president-elect had fired back at Lewis in tweets early Saturday after the Democratic lawmaker said he didn't view Trump as a "legitimate president" and would skip his inauguration.
"John Lewis and his 'talk' have changed the world," Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) tweeted Saturday, joining other lawmakers criticizing Trump's comments and pointing to Lewis's history in the civil rights movement.