Harwood followed up, “You think that was race?”
“I think part of that was race. And you wouldn’t have a governor putting her finger in the face of a white president,” Lewis said. “I think there have been a visible signs of disrespect for the man. And I’ve always said, if you don’t respect the man, respect the position.”
When Jan Brewer was governor of Arizona, she pointed her finger directly at Obama in 2012. Rep. Joe Wilson yelled, “You lie” at Obama during a 2009 speech to a joint session of Congress.