Thursday, January 5, 2017

2 House Democrats boycott inauguration over Trump comments | McClatchy DC

2 House Democrats boycott inauguration over Trump comments | McClatchy DC: Two House Democrats are planning to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration to protest insulting comments Trump made during the campaign about women, minorities and other groups.

Reps. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts and Luis Gutierrez of Illinois said they are skipping the Jan. 20 ceremony at the Capitol as a matter of conscience.

"I could not look at my wife, my daughters or my grandson in the eye if I sat there and attended as if everything that candidate Donald Trump had said about women, Latinos, African-Americans, Muslims ... is OK or erased from my memory," Gutierrez said in a statement Thursday.

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