Mark DeSaulnier

Nearly 40 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump's inauguration

Nearly 40 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump's inauguration

A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as a protest of Trump's worldview and his criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis, congressman of Georgia.

There are now nearly 40 House Democrats - 38, at last count - who have declared that they will not attend the inauguration on Capitol Hill this week. The number rose sharply after Trump tweeted Saturday that Lewis is "all talk, talk, talk" and should "finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities."

Lewis, who sees Trump's Nov. 8 win as illegitimate because of Russia's alleged interference in the election, is best known for leading...

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