There has been a lot of mixed feelings towards the president-elect Donald Trump, which have remained passive, until his inauguration, which will be taking place on Friday.
However, with various rumors circling around Trump, regarding Russian interference amongst other things, various Democratic leaders have announced that they will not be attending the inauguration ceremony.
There are various protests underway, which are rebelling against Trump becoming the official president of America, furthermore, it has been disclosed that certain members of Congress, will be participating in a strike, which will take place in Washington D.C.
Democratic Leaders Who Will Not Be Attending The Inauguration Ceremony
One of the highest numbers, yet to be seen for Democratic leaders, who adamantly and publicly refuse to attend the Inauguration ceremony, can be found this coming Friday. In total, there are a rough 31 Democratic leaders, who have stated through various press releases, or media channels that they will not be attending the ceremony.
Not to list them all, but the names include the likes of California Representative, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Georgia Representative, John Lewis, Minnesota Representative, Keith Ellison, California Representative, Mark Takano, and so forth.
Reasons behind various leaders not supporting Trump and their statements
All these boycotts and protests, lay not just because this Friday is the inauguration ceremony for Trump, but also due to the slander, which Donald Trump recently took up against an iconic figure in America.
Shortly after the celebration of Martin Luther King Day, Trump slandered the name of John Lewis, who was beaten often and jailed often, to fight segregation, and trump stated, “all talk, talk, talk = no action.”
Needless to say, this aggravated a large portion of Americans. Which led to various individuals such as Representative Barbara Lee, who stated, “Donald Trump has proven that his administration will normalize the most extreme fringes of the Republican Party. On inauguration, I will not be celebrating, but preparing to resist.”