At any rate, Lewis intends to boycott Donald Trump's inauguration, and some say that this is unprecedented. Not so, as Ed Driscoll points out.
“Newspapers continue to cite the boycott as an unprecedented act….But this isn’t the first time [John] Lewis [D-GA] has boycotted a presidential inauguration. According to a Washington Post article written on January 21, 2001, Lewis and other members of the Black Caucus boycotted George W. Bush’s inauguration because they didn’t ‘believe Bush is the true elected president.’ Lewis spent the day in his Atlanta district.”Representative Lewis is simply a poor loser. If his candidate doesn't win, he stays away.
Of course, before you can be a sore loser, you have to be a loser. I think that describes Rep Lewis exactly. The people of Georgia deserve better.