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Sat Jan 14, 2017, 07:53 PM

These Democrats aren't attending Trump's inauguration

Last edited Sun Jan 15, 2017, 02:44 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN) A growing number of Democratic lawmakers are boycotting President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, particularly after revelations of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and his rebuke of civil rights icon John Lewis on Saturday.

Some members of Congress have said they will be protesting in DC and in their districts instead. Here's a list of Democrats who have publicly said they won't be at the ceremony Friday.


The count is up to 24 now

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/these-democratic-lawmakers-won-t-attend-trump-s-inauguration-n707001

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/14/politics/democrats-boycotting-donald-trump-inauguration/index.html



Hopefully by the inauguration it will be a solid block.

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Reply These Democrats aren't attending Trump's inauguration (Original post)
appleannie1943 Jan 2017 OP
redwitch Jan 2017 #1
doc03 Jan 2017 #3
The Wizard Jan 2017 #7
Ilsa Jan 2017 #10
RealityChik Jan 2017 #5
HurricaneWarning Jan 2017 #6
treestar Jan 2017 #18
FarPoint Jan 2017 #14
BumRushDaShow Jan 2017 #2
central scrutinizer Jan 2017 #4
tenorly Jan 2017 #8
ProudLib72 Jan 2017 #9
JustinL Jan 2017 #11
rickford66 Jan 2017 #12
Doug.Goodall Jan 2017 #13
Still Blue in PDX Jan 2017 #15
Pachamama Jan 2017 #16
appleannie1943 Jan 2017 #17

Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2017, 07:58 PM

1. I really wish the Clintons weren't going!

Hell I wish the Obamas weren't going!

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Response to redwitch (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 14, 2017, 08:06 PM

3. The Clintons really disappoint me I suppose Obama has to go nt

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Response to doc03 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 14, 2017, 09:01 PM

7. All the Democrats who show up

should wear something to conceal their identities like a Klan hood.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 14, 2017, 10:11 PM

10. Hats and big sunglasses, coats and woolen neck scarves. nt

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Response to redwitch (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 14, 2017, 08:21 PM

5. If only to watch Trump squirm...

I think it's especially important that the Clintons be there. And should glare at Trump with laser focus, never breaking eye-contact for a second! I would like to think that just their being there would make him very uncomfortable. But, alas, Trump probably doesn't know how to feel either guilt or shame so it may be a wasted effort.

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Response to RealityChik (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 14, 2017, 09:00 PM

6. But it's worth a try.

Agree with you.

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Response to RealityChik (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:05 PM

18. I sign onto this point

Orange Donald can't want her there. Reminder he is a loser as far as actual votes.

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Response to redwitch (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 07:05 AM

14. I don't believe for one second they want to attend...

It's just them rising above it and avoiding more negative judgement....I bet they leave quickly.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2017, 08:01 PM

2. The whole Congressional Black Caucus should boycott it

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2017, 08:07 PM

4. I'm going to DeFazio's health care rally tomorrow,

Will try to get him to join Blumenauer in the boycott

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 14, 2017, 09:48 PM

8. Kudos!

Please keep us updated.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2017, 10:01 PM

9. So many minorities in the list

so few white faces.

Just saying...

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2017, 10:16 PM

11. so we're up to about 10% of the House Dems and 0% of the Senate Dems

Needs to be 100% of both chambers.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2017, 10:57 PM

12. One mistake here

No one should reject the invitations ahead of time. The Trumps will just fill their seats with wingers. Those Dems should act like they are attending and not show up at the appointed time. The empty seats would have a better effect on TV than a slightly smaller crowd.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 06:43 AM

13. We know where the first 18 votes for impeachment are coming from

We are on our way

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 02:03 PM

15. Hearing Kurt Schrader's statement on NPR made me proud to be an Oregonian.

"I'm just not a big Trump fan. I've met the guy and never been impressed with him," he told Oregon Public Broadcasting Friday. "I'll do my best to work with him when I think he's doing the right thing for the country. But he hasn't proved himself to me at all yet, so I respectfully decline to freeze my ass out there in the cold for this particular ceremony."

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sun Jan 15, 2017, 05:33 PM

16. So proud that my congressman. Jared Huffman is not attending.. I plan to thank him & everyone here

....if your representative is not going, thank them, and if they aren't listed, call and ask them not to attend.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:02 PM

17. It's up over 60 now. Still not enough

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