Members Of Congress Make SOTU Boycott Announcements Capable Of Leveling An Ego

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As the entire country knows, President Donald Trump doesn’t want to appear as though he’s disliked – even when that’s the reality. Americans ought to wait with bated breath then, for the president’s freak-out when he finds out that not just one, or two, or three, or four … but five Congress members thus far have committed to boycotting his State of the Union address.

With perfect tact, the fifth congressmember, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) utilized Martin Luther King Day to make the announcement about her boycott. President Trump is scheduled to make the State of the Union address to Congress at the end of January.

‘I’m here on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to say I will not be going to the State of the Union. I think it is absolutely unacceptable to see the racism and the hatred coming out [of] the White House [and the] way in which this president is fueling the flames of divisiveness across our country.’

She then went on to specifically reference his “sh*thole countries” comments made in the Oval Office earlier this week which has not only increased the political divide and tensions within America, but abroad with our allies and impacted foreign affairs and trade relationships.

Jayapal did not hold back her opinion on that subject, stating that “demeaning entire countries – calling them remarkably vulgar terms” was unacceptable.

Representative Jayapal joins Civil Rights icon and Representative John Lewis (D-AL), Representative Fredrica Wilson (D-FL), Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) who each previously committed to boycotting the address – many of whom also boycotted other events wherein President Trump would be attending.

Jayapal hopes that:

‘[We can host our] own State of Our Union to talk about our opposition to these racist policies that are being put out of the White House and to make sure we put out our own aggressive vision of what our America looks like as we take it back.’

Representative Fredrica Wilson made similar comments when she acknowledged she’d be boycotting:

‘@realDonaldTrump revealed himself to be an insensitive, bigoted racist to people and countries of color, today he reminded us that he will lie to the American public to save face…I am a former school principal who continues to be immersed in the lives of children and am at a loss about how to explain to them how a president of the [U]nited [S]tates can be so cruel and callous toward black and brown people…I am embarrassed and outraged on behaf of my Haitian, Salvadoran and African constituents who are stunned and disturbed by the racist in the White House.’

Likewise with Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon:

Lewis and Waters announced on Fox & Friends that they would be boycotting the address, per the video below:

Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will be in attendance at the State of the Union address according to recent reports, but will be wearing black alongside other Democratic female senators in solidarity with the sexual harassment victims to honor the “Me Too” movement and in opposition to the ways the president has tried to move the women’s rights movements backwards.

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