This shouldn't have come as a shock to anyone because Clinton has always had close ties to the black community, particularly in Congress.
But supporters of Bernie Sanders felt jilted because they had seen a photo of Lewis with Sanders and had been led to believe that his support would go the other way. Angrily, they attacked Lewis' social media accounts with threats, name-calling and even racism.
So then, when it came time for Lewis to give another endorsement of Clinton, this time from the Congressional Black Caucus that Lewis is a part of, he was questioned by a reporter who asked him why he didn't personally endorse Bernie Sanders and the reporter further asked Lewis to comment of Bernie Sanders' civil rights record.
Having been cyber-harassed for two months straight by Bernie Sanders' rabid support-base, John Lewis responded as diplomatically as possible:
"To be very frank, I don't want to cut you off, but I never saw him. I never met him. I was chair of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee for 3 years from 1963 to`1966. I was involved in the sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, and the March from Selma to Montgomery. I directed the Voter Education Project for six years. But I met Hillary Clinton. I met President Clinton."
Now. obviously, this was a response to aggressive questioning on the part of the reporter and obviously Congressman Lewis was referring to the years known as "The Civil Rights Era"... But of course, Bernie's supporters were now enraged all over again and produced this photo of Bernie Sanders and Jane O'Meara posing with Lewis in March of 2015 to insinuate that "Lewis had LIED - here he is meeting Bernie Sanders after all!"
The attacks on Lewis' Facebook page and Twitter are still raging on... and Sanders has not made any visible attempt to control his angry mob.