Friday, January 6, 2017

Congress Should Censure Reps Who Boycott Trump’s Inauguration | The Resurgent

Congress Should Censure Reps Who Boycott Trump’s Inauguration | The Resurgent: Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark will not attend the Jan. 20th inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Good for her. Maybe she’ll also protest by skipping her votes in the House of Representatives. Especially if they vote to censure her, and they should.

The Boston Globe reported today:

“I support the peaceful transition of power, but I don’t feel that I need to attend the pageantry associated with and for this president,” she said.

Among 535 House and Senate members, Clark appears to be part of an exceedingly small minority to announce a boycott of Trump’s swearing-in, which will take place on the west side of the Capitol overlooking the National Mall. In December, Illinois Representative Luis Gutiérrez said he will not attend the ceremony and will instead join protesters on Inauguration Day.

 Clark and Gutiérrez are elected representatives in Congress. They are part of the government. They are behaving like spoiled children.

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