“I continue to say it to people today and I’m going to continue to say it during the next few days as we celebrate and commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. That when you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something. You cannot afford to be quiet or to be silent. We have to continue to work, continue to speak up and speak out.”–Rep. Lewis
Rep. Lewis said what he said because he regards it as a moral obligation to speak out. He didn’t speak out because:
- Trump is a Republican.
- He doesn’t like Trump.
Lewis spoke out because he sees the election as unfair due to Russian interference. This concern, and others including voter suppression and gerrymandering, are shared by many.