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Here are the House Democrats who refuse to attend Trump's State of the Union address

A number of lawmakers felt the need to announce they would be skipping the president's speech

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Four Democratic members of Congress — so far — have announced they will definitely not be in attendance for President Donald Trump's State of the Union address in the House chamber on Tuesday. A fifth teased that she might skip, but did urge Americans to tune it out.

Here are their names and statements:

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)

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Rep. Steve Cohen told The Hill, "I will not attend the State of the Union once again this year. I'll come to the House Chamber for the State of the Union the next time I can hear from a president who will tell the truth about the State of the Union."

Cohen added on Twitter that he would watch the speech on television, "Trump's preferred medium, although I won't be his audience, his believing base."


The Hill reported that 14 House Democrats boycotted President Trump's State of the Union address in 2018.

(H/T: Newsweek)

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