Here Are All The Lawmakers Boycotting Trump's Inauguration

All are Democrats, and many made the decision after President-elect Donald Trump criticized civil rights leader and Georgia representative John Lewis.

1. Rep. John Lewis, Georgia

2. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, Illinois

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“The reason I am not going is that I cannot bring myself to justify morally or intellectually the immense power we are placing in that man’s hands,” Gutiérrez said in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. "I could not look at my wife, my daughters, or my grandson in the eye if I sat there and attended as if everything that candidate Donald Trump had said about the women, about the Latinos, or the blacks, the Muslims, or any of the other things he said in his speeches and tweets — that any of that is OK or erased from my memory."

3. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, New York

I will not be attending inauguration of @realDonaldTrump but WILL participate in the @womensmarch on January 21st.

4. Rep. Adriano Espaillat, New York

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"President-elect Donald Trump is trying to take us back! And the people Trump is appointing– Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions – are trying to take us back!

That’s why I am not attending the presidential inauguration," Espaillat wrote on his Facebook page.

5. Rep. Yvette Clarke, New York

I will NOT attend the inauguration of @realDonaldTrump. When you insult @repjohnlewis, you insult America.

6. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, Arizona

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"My absence is not motivated by disrespect for the office, or motivated by disrespect for the government that we have in this great democracy. But as an individual act – yes, of defiance – at the disrespect shown to millions and millions of Americans by this incoming administration, and by the actions we are taking here in this Congress," Grijalva said in a floor speech. “The majority of voters rejected Trump. They deserve respect."

7. Rep. Jose Serrano, New York

8. Rep. John Conyers, Michigan

9. Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio

"I will be at home in Cleveland. #IStandWithJohnLewis," Fudge tweeted.

10. Rep. Barbara Lee, California

11. Rep. Jared Huffman, California

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12. Rep. Maxine Waters, California

I never ever contemplated attending the inauguration or any activities associated w/ @realDonaldTrump. I wouldn't waste my time.

13. Rep. Mark Takano, California

"All talk, no action." I stand with @repjohnlewis and I will not be attending the inauguration.

14. Rep. Judy Chu, California

After much thought, I have decided to #StandWithJohnLewis and not attend the inauguration.

15. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, California

16. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, California

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"The President-elect acknowledged, but took no meaningful steps to mitigate his many personal conflicts of interest. The plan he outlined is wholly inadequate and leaves the American public with more questions than answers. It is the duty of the President of the United States to meet the minimum legal and ethical standards outlined in the Constitution. This makes his refusal to follow the precedent set by the last four generations of presidents from both parties gravely concerning," DeSaulnier said in a statement, adding, “As a student of American history, I cannot sit idly by and normalize a President who has displayed disregard for our past traditions and Constitution."

17. Rep. Ted Lieu, California

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“Trump — who lost the popular vote — has made a series of racist, sexist and bigoted statements. In addition, he has attacked Gold Star parents, veterans such as John McCain and now civil rights icon John Lewis,” Lieu said in a statement. “Trump has made statements denigrating the patriotic and professional men and women of our intelligence services, many of whom risk their lives in service to our nation."

18. Rep. Adam Smith, Washington

19. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Washington

I will not be attending Trump's inauguration. I will be with the people of my district. #OurFirstStand

"Donald Trump has continued to demean our heroes and divide our country," Jayapal said on Facebook. "I will not be attending the inauguration. Instead, I’ll be spending the day in the district with my constituents, many of whom are truly terrified that they will no longer have a home in this country."

20. Rep. Katherine Clark, Massachusetts

21. Rep. William Lacy Clay, Missouri

22. Rep. Kurt Schrader, Oregon

23. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon

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25. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York

26. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, New Jersey

I do not intend to attend the inauguration of PE @realDonaldTrump. Instead, join me for an Interfaith Prayer Vigil.

27. Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota

I will not celebrate a man who preaches a politics of division and hate. I won't be attending Donald Trump's inauguration.

28. Rep. Don Beyer, Virginia

I just told hundreds of my constituents that I will not be attending the Inauguration Ceremony this coming Friday.…

29. Rep. John Yarmuth, Kentucky

I believe the office of the President deserves our respect, and that respect must begin with the President-elect hi…

30. Rep. Dwight Evans, Pennsylvania

32. Rep. Chellie Pingree, Maine

Trump’s actions threaten country's foundation. I won’t dignify or normalize those threats by attending inauguration

33. Rep. Darren Soto, Florida

I stand with Rep. John Lewis Read:

34. Rep. Brendan Boyle, Pennsylvania

35. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, California

36. Rep. Steve Cohen, Tennessee

Announced @ Mason Temple, #MLK final speech, that I won't attend #inauguration out of respect for @repjohnlewis & for unpresidential remarks

37. Rep. Karen Bass, California

38. Rep. Jerry McNerney, California

39. Rep. Grace Napolitano, California

40. Rep. Raul Ruiz, California

41. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, New Hampshire

Instead of going to the Inauguration, I'll go to religious services to pray for all of our leaders and people, then will serve my district.

42. Rep. Al Green, Texas

43. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, North Carolina

44. Rep. Gerry Connolly, Virginia

I will not attend Inauguration. My full statement:

45. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr, New Jersey

I will not celebrate @realDonaldTrump's swearing-in to an office that he has proven unfit to hold.

46. Rep. Grace Meng, New York

I will not be attending the inauguration of @realDonaldTrump. My statement:

Here's her full statement:

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she will not attend President-elect Trump’s inauguration on Friday. The Congresswoman issued the following statement:

“With just days before his inauguration, I had hoped that President-elect Trump would put an end to his inflammatory rhetoric. But obviously that pivot has not occurred.

I have heard from many constituents and I thought long and hard about this decision. I respect the office of the President and our nation’s peaceful transfer of power.

But the President-elect must get the message that his antagonistic and divisive comments are unacceptable. We cannot tolerate attacks on women, minorities or a civil rights icon.

We need a leader who will bring our country together, and live up to the dignity and honor of the Oval Office.

I look forward to welcoming constituents who travel to Washington, D.C. for this weekend’s festivities, and to engaging the new Administration in policy discussions once it has been finalized. I will work with Mr. Trump whenever possible, but this weekend I march.”

47. Alma Adams, North Carolina

Today I released the following statement about the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

48. Rep. Tony Cárdenas, California

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49. Rep. Joaquin Castro, Texas

50. Rep. Peter DeFazio, Oregon

51. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Texas

I will not be attending the inauguration this Friday. Read my statement here.

52. Rep. Ruben Gallego, Arizona

We must stand against Trump's bigotries- birther conspiracies, attacks on Gold⭐️ parents & civil rights heroes. I won't attend inauguration.

53. Rep. Alcee Hastings, Florida

54. Rep. Louise Slaughter, New York

Many of you have asked whether I will be attending the inauguration on Friday. I'm proud to #StandwithJohnLewis:

Here's her full statement:

"I take the privilege of serving as a member of Congress seriously, so this was not an easy decision. Congressman John Lewis and I came to Congress at the same time, and he has become like a brother to me. He came to Rochester late last year and visited the convent where nuns from Rochester saved his life on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. For all that he’s stood for all these years, I’m happy to stand with him. As tough as this decision is, I was sent to Washington to get things done, which is why I will be working with the president-elect in the years ahead to move my district and our nation forward."

Slaughter said she will be in Washington during Friday’s inauguration, and will attend a bipartisan Congressional lunch with the president-elect later that day.

55. Rep. Mike Quigley, Illinois

56. Rep. Juan Vargas, California

I will not be attending the Inauguration. Instead, I will be praying for our country and for our community with the people of my district.

57. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Mississippi

58. Rep. Alana Lowenthal, California

Respect must be earned. Read my statement on not attending inauguration.

Here's his full statement:

"This has been a difficult decision for me as I have the utmost respect for the office of the President and the peaceful transfer of executive power embodied in the inauguration.

"However, President-elect Trump’s recent attacks on Rep. John Lewis were beyond the pale and served as a tipping point which made me re-evaluate my original intention to attend.

“John Lewis is nothing short of a true American hero. He bravely put his life on the line, numerous times, all to bend the long arc of history toward a more justice-filled future for all Americans.

“On inauguration day, our nation invests the President-elect with executive power. We do not anoint the President with respect. Respect must be earned. Donald Trump, in his attacks on Rep. Lewis, and minorities, and women, and the disabled, has yet done little to earn my respect.

“For that reason, and in solidarity with those he has attacked, I have decided not to attend the inauguration. I sincerely hope that over the next four years President Trump will work hard to earn the respect of all Americans, not just those who voted for him. The American people deserve it and the office of the President requires it.”

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