Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) told MSNBC’s Joy Reid that she would be protesting President Trump’s State of the Union address by refusing to attend the event.
Here’s video of her statement on MSNBC:
Maxine Waters, a constant mood: pic.twitter.com/8Tvn25uFAi
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Here’s what she said:
“So Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.), of course, Civil Rights legend John Lewis, is not going to be going, he says, to the state of the union, are you going to go?” Reid asked.
“Oh no!” Waters replied. “You know I didn’t go to the inauguration, I didn’t go to, you know, the join session that was held after that. I don’t intend to go to this one.”
“Why would I go and take my time and go listen to a liar, to someone who lies in the face of facts?” she continued. “To someone who can change their tune day in and day out?
“What does he have to say that I would be interested in?” Waters exclaimed.
“I don’t trust him, I don’t appreciate him, and I wouldn’t waste my time sitting in that house, listening to what he has to say,” she concluded. “He does not deserve my attention!”
Congresswoman Waters has been a vociferous critic of Trump, and was among the first to call for his impeachment from office. Rep. John Lewis has also said that he won’t be attending the address, while other Democrats plan mimic a Hollywood celebrity protest and wear all black to the event.