Democrat lawmaker plans to boycott Trump’s speech to Congress and wants others to join her

Democrat lawmaker plans to boycott Trump’s speech to Congress and wants others to join her
US President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union Address during a Joint Session of Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 12, 2016. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Although President Donald Trump is already over a month into his four-year term, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is still having trouble coming to grips with the reality that Trump is here to stay.

Trump will be delivering his first address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday evening, and Waters reportedly not only plans to skip out on the address, she is also trying to convince other lawmakers to follow suit. According to ABC News, Waters told her caucus Tuesday morning that she would not attend, and said that “anyone who can’t sit still shouldn’t go.”


This isn’t the first Trump event Waters has decided to boycott. Back in January, she skipped Trump’s inauguration ceremony, saying, “I don’t honor him, I don’t respect him and I don’t want to be involved with him.” At the time, she was joined by almost 70 other Democratic lawmakers who refused to attend the ceremony.

But as of Tuesday morning, no other Democrats have announced plans to boycott the congressional address, and sources said that aside from Waters, Democratic lawmakers plan to act in a “dignified manner.”


Waters also said earlier this month she hopes Trump is impeached, telling reporters, “My greatest desire is to lead him right into impeachment.”

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