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More Than 45 Democratic Lawmakers Now Skipping Trump’s Inauguration – Here’s The List:


More Than 45 Democratic Lawmakers Now Skipping Trump’s Inauguration – Here’s The List:

In response to Donald Trump’s attacks on civil rights icon John Lewis (D-GA), a growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect’s inauguration Friday as a protest, several news outlets reported Tuesday.

According to The Washington Post, 46 House Democrats — at last count — have declared that they will not attend the inauguration on Capitol Hill this week. The number rose sharply after Trump tweeted Saturday that Lewis is “all talk, talk, talk” and should “finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities.”

Lewis, who has been a civil rights figure since the 1960s, sees Trump’s November win as illegitimate because of Russia’s alleged interference in the election. The congressman from Georgia is known for his leading role in the 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., in which state troopers brutally attacked the crowd. Lewis will not attend the inauguration, he told NBC News in an interview for Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”

Other lawmakers took to Twitter to announce their decision:


Here’s a list of other lawmakers who will not attend, starting alphabetically with Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), according to The Washington Post:

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.)

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.)

Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.)

Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.)

Rep. Katherine M. Clark (D-Mass.)

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.)

Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.)

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.)

Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.)

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.)

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.)

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio)

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas)

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.)

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.)

Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.)

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.)

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.)

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine)

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.)

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.)

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.)

Rep. José E. Serrano (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.)

Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.)

Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.)

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)

Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.)

Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.)

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)

“For the last ten weeks, President-elect Trump has continually denigrated the office of the President by using his bully pulpit for insult and ridicule,” Yarmuth said in a statement. “This is not normal. It is an embarrassment to our country and to the office of the presidency, and we must send the message that this behavior is not acceptable from the leader of our nation. Not attending the Inauguration is one way for me.”

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