The Boggs Nomination. Rev. Joseph Lowery told Joy Ann Reid today on the Reid Report that there were plans to have a press conference focused on what Rep. John Lewis’ position was on the nomination of Michale Boggs. After five months of public silence, Lewis made his position crystal clear yesterday and released a statement that he was opposed to Boggs.
Rev. Lowery also hints that there was confusion about what Lewis’ position was. On Sunday night, fellow Georgia Democrat Rep. David Scott blasted Lewis on twitter saying he was a “turncoat” who “betrayed” Georgia and the Black community if he was in fact switching positions and supporting Boggs.
“John had to make his position clear. It was not only Sen. Feinstein who was confused, but … David Scott … was confused. And a number of other people. As a matter of fact, we were considering calling a press conference yesterday [Monday] – a number of people, members of Congress and other civil rights leaders – asking John, you know, ‘Which side are you on, boy?’, in the words of that civil rights chant. But thank god he’s come out, and all’s well that ends well,” Lowery told Reid.
Lewis’ statement against Boggs yesterday includes the sentence: “I did not at any time indicate my support for the Boggs nomination or say that he had the backing of the African American community in Georgia.”