Increasing amount of Democrat politicians not going to Trump inauguration

By Abbey McGee, Staff Writer

Over 50 Democrat politicians have officially stated that they refuse to go to Trump’s inauguration. Many stood with veteran House member John C. Lewis after Donald Trump took a jab at him, saying Lewis was “All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!,” as the numbers of politicians not going multiplied after the event took place. Many felt that Trump’s past comments were unacceptable and not representative as to what a president of one of the most influential countries in the world would say. A few of the politicians not going are as listed;

Representative Karen Bass, who went to Twitter and took a poll on whether she should go or not. After receiving a whopping 84% “No,” she deduced that she was not going to the inauguration.

Representative Ruben Gallego, who stated “We must stand against Trump’s bigotries- birther conspiracies, attacks on Gold [star] parents & civil rights heroes. I won’t attend inauguration.”

Representative Mark DeSaulnier, who created a video and stated in a tweet, “When places his hand on the Bible & takes the Oath of Office, he will in that moment, be in violation of that oath & the Constitution.”

Representative Maxine Waters, who also tweeted that “I never ever contemplated attending the inauguration or any activities associated w/ @realDonaldTrump. I wouldn’t waste my time.”

Representative Jose E. Serrano, who said “I will not attend the #inauguration2017 next week- cannot celebrate the inauguration of a man who has no regard for my constituents.”

Since Serrano’s tweet, other House members from New York have opened up about not going, such as Jerry Nadler, Adriano Espaillat and Nydia Velazquez.

Representative Pramila Jaypal stated that she wouldn’t be going to inauguration, standing with John Lewis, but she would be attending the Women’s March and hosting an immigration round-table.