Only 6 days left until the President-Elect takes office but there are people than just the common man who are seeing this transition doesn’t go well. A great number of Democrats refuse to participate in tradition by attending the inauguration, which President-Elect Donald Trump has raised $90M for.
The following Senators and Representatives as reported by “The Hill” are putting their feet down!
Rep. John Lewis (GA.)
Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois’ 4th Congressional district was the first to say he’s boycott the Trump Inauguration. He will be attending the Anit-Trump Women’s March on January 21st, the day after the President-Elect is sworn in.
“I cannot go to [the] inauguration of a man who’s going to appoint people to the Supreme Court and turn back the clock on women and turn back the clock on immigrants and the safety and freedom that we fought for them,” he said on CNN’s “New Day” in December.”
Rep. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts has served since 2003 and stated her attendance would only show support for the President-Elect’s actions.
“I had hoped the President-elect would use the transition period and his appointments to change course and fulfill his promise to be a President for all Americans; however, this has not been the case,” Clark said in a statement on Jan. 5. “After discussions with hundreds of my constituents, I do not feel that I can contribute to the normalization of the President-elect’s divisive rhetoric by participating in the Inauguration.”
She has made it a point that she WILL NOT be present.
California Representative Jared Huffman, will also be on the “WILL NOT ATTEND” list
While the Trump takes to Twitter, Rep. Huffman took to Facebook. He posted on Jan. 7th he would “ordinarily” attend the inauguration…
“However there is nothing ordinary about this inauguration or the man that will be sworn-in as our next President. I do accept the election results and support the peaceful transfer of power, but it is abundantly clear to me that with Donald Trump as our President, the United States is entering a dark and very dangerous political chapter,”
Rep. Barbara Lee (California)“Donald Trump has proven that his administration will normalize the most extreme fringes of the Republican Party,” Lee said in a statement on Jan. 12. “On Inauguration Day, I will not be celebrating. I will be organizing and preparing for resistance.”
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.)
“My absence is not motivated by disrespect for the office or motivated by disrespect for the government that we have in this great democracy. But as an individual act, yes, of defiance, at the disrespect shown to millions and millions of Americans by this incoming administration and by the actions we are taking in this Congress,”
Donald Trump has left a bad tastes in Washington & the world’s mouth. (except for Russia) It is no surprise there is so much backlash. The principles of making America great again seem to be a figment of his imagination. Since winning the presidency, it’s just been one big mess!!