President Trump’s first State of the Union address is coming up on January 30. The president will give a speech that is addressed to the nation but is actually recited in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to members of Congress, the Supreme Court, and his cabinet.
However, not all lawmakers are planning to attend.
A number of politicians have announced they will protest the event; some plan to wear black in honor of the Me Too movement against sexual misconduct.
Here are their names:
Via Fox News:
Rep. Earl Blumenauer
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., said he will stay home during the State of the Union – just like he did during Trump’s inauguration.
“Hearing from Oregonians and working together to protect our values and advance policies that actually strengthen our communities is a more productive use of my time,” Blumenauer said in a statement.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal
In a Twitter video, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that she will not attend the State of the Union. Instead, Jayapal said, those boycotting the remarks will hold their own “State of the Union.”
“I think it is absolutely unacceptable to see the racism and hatred coming out of the White House, the way in which this president is fueling the flames of divisiveness across the country,” she said.
ANNOUNCEMENT: With all the racism coming from the White House, I will NOT be attending @realDonaldTrump's State of the Union.
Instead, we'll focus on the State of OUR Union, our opposition to his agenda, and we will lift up a progressive and inclusive vision of our country. pic.twitter.com/dcAWMIkZZV
— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) January 15, 2018
Rep. John Lewis
Citing Trump’s comments about “s–thole” countries, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said he will not go to the State of the Union.
“I cannot in all good conscience be in a room with what he has said about so many Americans. I just cannot do it. I wouldn’t be honest with myself,” he told MSNBC. “I don’t appreciate him, and I wouldn’t waste my time sitting in that House listening to what he has to say.”
Rep. Maxine Waters
Calling Trump a “liar,” Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said the president “does not deserve [her] attention,” and she will not attend the speech.
“What does he have to say that I would be interested in?” Waters asked during an interview with MSNBC.
Rep. Frederica Wilson
Trump’s State of the Union address will be the first Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., will not attend as a congresswoman, she said in a statement.
“I have no doubt that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump’s address will be full of innuendo, empty promises, and lies,” Wilson said.
“It would be an embarrassment to be seen with him at a forum that under any other president would be an honor to attend,” she added.”
Well, Democrats keep revealing what the are accusing others of…Pure HATE! They don’t care about America anyway.
But, at the end…it is ok if they do not show up. I am sure there are people from their districts/states that would love to take their place at the address. Fill the room with people who are interested in hearing what the President has to say. the people who are not going show disrespect for the office of both the President and the one they represent.
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