At least 19 Democratic members of Congress have announced that they will not attend Donald Trump's inauguration. While some made their decision in earlier weeks, several have come forward today, citing the president-elect's insult of Rep. John Lewis as the final straw.
President-election Donald Trump, in a Twitter outburst Saturday over Rep. John Lewis's comment that he does not see Trump as a legitimate president, said the Georgia congressman should spend more time trying to fix his "horrible" and "crime-infested" district than complaining about the election results.
Trump's tweet was posted at 7:50 a.m., hours after Lewis, the civil-rights icon who was badly beaten at the Selma bridge in 1965 during a voting rights march, said he would skip Trump's inauguration next week as an act of protest.
Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis knows a thing or two about fighting for what’s right, and this week he’s taken another moral stand: refusing to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump.
Speaking to NBC News, the Georgia congressman said, “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president… I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected.”
A growing number of Democrat lawmakers are boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration this week, after a feud broke out between the President-elect and civil rights campaigner-turned-Representative John Lewis, who said he will not be a 'legitimate' President.
There are now 19 Democratic Representatives, including Lewis, saying they will spurn Trump's swearing-in in favor of focusing on their constituents or even taking part in protests and 'resistance' movements.
At least 18 Democratic lawmakers have said they will boycott US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration this week, after disclosure of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election and his rebuke of civil rights icon John Lewis, according to a media report on Sunday.
The list of Democratic lawmakers who will boycott Donald Trump's inauguration is growing following a Martin Luther King weekend spat between the president-elect and Congressman John Lewis that the Trump team tried to tamp down on Sunday.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware that Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States this Friday, January 20.
Courtesy of Fox News, here are 18 Democrats who say that they will not be in attendance at the event. This number includes a full 20 percent of California's representatives.
In addition to these 18, here are several others who say they won't be there:
After Donald Trump’s attacks against civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis, more legislators are rushing to boycott the president-elect’s upcoming inauguration, citing his feud with the Georgia Democrat as the last straw in their decision.
Several announced their plans on social media, including Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan, who gave a scathing critique of Mr. Trump as an “immature, undignified reality star with questionable friends and a Twitter addiction.”
Donald Trump's feud with civil rights icon John Lewis is highlighting the president-elect's willingness to attack any and all political rivals even with his inauguration less than a week away.
The Republican billionaire slammed the Democratic congressman - and his Atlanta-area district - on Saturday, a day after Lewis described Trump as an illegitimate president. Lewis, like a handful of Democratic lawmakers, vowed to skip Trump's Friday swearing-in ceremony.