At least 20 democratic lawmakers plan to skip Donald Trump’s hit opening on Friday after the President-elect, against the civil rights icon REP John Lewis, D-Ga., for calling him an illegitimate President.
All of the legislators that plan to skip the celebration are the members of the house. Some are the Trump the coolest statements about women, comments about illegal immigrants and the reports of the Russian-backed hacking of the political bodies as grounds for not you to the event.
Lewis said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that aired on Sunday, lash out against Trump, saying that he will help the President-elect as “the legitimate President”, as well as the debt of the Russian hacking for him to be elected.
“I think the Russians assumed that this man will be elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” said Lewis.
Trump fired back at Lewis Saturday on Twitter, tells Lewis that he should to fix his district rather than “wrong to complain about the choice.” Trump said Lewis’ district was in “terrible shape.”
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Democratic legislators used the dispute between Trump and Lewis as a reason for the cancellation of plans for the day of the inauguration of the President, including Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.
“For me, the personal decision is not [the] initiation is quite simple: I stand with Donald Trump, or I stand with John Lewis? I stand with John Lewis,” Lieu said in a statement.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that unite Lewis to reconsider should boycott his Inauguration Day, and urged Democrats in Congress and all Americans that, under-stocking.
“While I have great respect for John Lewis and for his merits, in particular, to the civil rights movement, I was very disappointed to see that someone of his stature question the legitimacy of Donald Trump ‘ s not to say the presidency and listen to him, he was at the inauguration,” Pence said. “I hope he reconsiders.”
Other legislators who don’t plan on attending the Friday ceremony will include: Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., Rep., Katherine Clark, D-Mass., Rep. John Conyers, D – Mich., Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Rep. Adam Smith, D – Wash., Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., Rep., José E. Serrano, D-NY, REP Nydia Velazquez, D-NY, Rep. Mark Takano, D – Calif., Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-NY, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-NY, and Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-NY.
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