Here's A Complete List Of Democrats Boycotting Trump's Inauguration
Congressman John Lewis’ decision to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration has opened the floodgates to a protest movement choreographed by top Democrats in Congress. To date, 55 Democratic lawmakers have joined Lewis in refusing to attend the ceremonies on January 20.
Under the Twitter moniker #IStandWithJohnLewis Democrats from California to New York to Texas are essentially throwing a collective temper tantrum in light of Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss to the anti-establishment figure.
Some Democrats are disputing the election results altogether, blaming Russian hacking and the FBI’s supposed interference in the days leading up to November 4 for Clinton’s shellacking. Others are conceding that Clinton lost, but continue to rail against Trump’s "unpresidential" temperament.
"While [I do] not dispute that Trump won the Electoral College, [he] cannot normalize his behavior or the disparaging and un-American statements he has made,” wrote Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif in a statement. “Trump — who lost the popular vote — has made a series of racist, sexist and bigoted statements. In addition, he has attacked Gold Star parents, veterans such as John McCain and now civil rights icon John Lewis."
Lieu’s audacious statements may signal ambitious plans in 2018 or 2020. Indeed, many Democrats are using the inauguration boycott as a platform to try to rally their demoralized base and win support in the days ahead.
Without further ado, here’s a running list of Democrats who have announced their plans to boycott Trump’s inauguration, courtesy of ABC News.
· Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.
· Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif.
· Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif.
· Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif.
· Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif.
· Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif.
· Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif.
· Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.
· Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.
· Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif.
· Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif.
· Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif.
· Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif.
· Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif.
· Rep. Juan Vargas, D-Calif.
· Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
· Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla.
· Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla.
· Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla.
· Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.
· Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.
· Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky.
· Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine
· Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md.
· Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.
· Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass.
· Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.
· Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.
· Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo.
· Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H.
· Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J.
· Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y.
· Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y.
· Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.
· Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y.
· Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y.
· Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y.
· Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C.
· Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C.
· Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio
· Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.
· Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore.
· Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.
· Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa.
· Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa.
· Rep. Dwight Evans, D-Pa.
· Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.
· Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas
· Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas
· Rep. Al Green, D-Texas
· Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va.
· Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.
· Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash.
· Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis.
· Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.