Democrats not attending Trump’s inauguration

US President Elect  Donald Trump  / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

US President Elect Donald Trump<br />/ AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

More than two dozen Democratic lawmakers have now said they will not attend Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on Friday, the vast majority of them in protest at Trump’s attack on civil rights icon John Lewis and others.

The following is a list of those who have publicly said they will not attend the ceremony, and the states which they represent:

House of Representatives

Earl Blumenauer (Oregon)

Judy Chu (California)

Katherine Clark (Massachusetts)

Yvette Clarke (New York)

William Lacy Clay (Missouri)

John Conyers (Michigan)

Peter DeFazio (Oregon)

Mark DeSaulnier (California)

Keith Ellison (Minnesota)

Adriano Espaillat (New York)

Marcia Fudge (Ohio)

Raul Grijalva (Arizona)

Luis Gutierrez (Illinois)

Jared Huffman (California)

Pramila Jayapal (Washington)

Barbara Lee (California)

John Lewis (Georgia)

Ted Lieu (California)

Jerrold Nadler (New York)

Mark Pocan (Wisconsin)

Lucille Roybal-Allard (California)

Kurt Schrader (Oregon)

Jose Serrano (New York)

Mark Takano (California)

Nydia Velazquez (New York)

Maxine Waters (California)

Bonnie Watson Coleman (New Jersey)

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  • Dr. Jegede, Ajibade Ebenezer

    It doesn’t make any difference. There or not, the inauguration will be colourful.

  • larr

    The democrats have ran out of steam, they have reduced themselves to a pile of rubbish. First they sent tugs on the street to protest, that failed, they engineered recount, that failed, they engineered Hollywood stars to protest, that failed, they wrote letter to electors not to vote for Trump in the electoral college vote, that failed, they blamed it on Russia hacks, that failed, the useless black senator protested the confirmation of Sen. Session, that failed, they want to boycott inauguration, that will fail. The majority of those democrats boycotting the inauguration are blacks. Their brother Alhaji Obama was in power for eight years and this is how blacks fared: Crime rate among blacks increased, poverty among blacks increase, illiteracy among blacks increased, unemployment among blacks increase, divorce among blacks increase and etc.