A Democratic congressman says he will not attend Donald Trump's inauguration in January because the president-elect, despite promises to bring all Americans together, keeps spreading "hatred, bigotry and prejudice."
“I’ve been to, let me see, two Clinton inaugurations, I’ve been to two of them for Bush, two of them for Obama,” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez told CNN Friday morning. But, the Illinois Democrat added, “I’m not going to this inauguration."
“I can’t go to this inauguration, because [Trump] continues to spew hatred, bigotry and prejudice even after he said he was going to bring us all together, he was going to unify, but he's not,"Gutiérrez said. "He continues to spew this kind of just hatred."
But the congressman said that when he told his wife of his plan not to attend, she said, "Oh yeah, we're going."
"We're going to the march," Gutiérrez said his wife told him. "We're going to march for $15.00 an hour, we're going to march with women for their rights, we're going to march with the LGBT community ... we're going to go to the inauguration and we're going to be out there marching and protesting and lifting our voices for America."
The congressman added that he doesn't want to return to a time "when women were in the kitchen and gays were in the closet."
“Too many people marched and protested, and we created a society in which there were new voices added to it," Gutiérrez said. "And I think he just wants to quash those voices."
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(H/T: The Hill)