Quite a few members of the House intend to protest against Trump’s State of the Union address. They want him voted out of office. The House Democratic women will be wearing white as a form of protest and a number of the Democrats will simply not make an appearance at the event.
The vote to impeach or acquit Trump will come after the Senate’s trial that was not a trail.
The Democrats were shaken after the Republican-led Senate refused to allow any first-hand witnesses or any documentary evidence into the trial. The party-line results did not serve them well.
Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) did not attend the previous two State of the Union addresses: He spoke to The Hill about why he made that choice, The Hill reported:
‘[I have no attention to] go in a very cold room and hear a bunch of puff and lies.’
Another Democratic Representative Al Green (D-TX) has long boycotted the State of the Union and tried to make the House vote on three separate attempts. He claimed that he was undecided about his choice of Democratic candidate:
‘The things that caused me to stay away have not changed,’
Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL) was a co-chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus. She remarked:
‘I think it’s important to be there. The country is watching. I want them to know that we are there and sending the message that we are fighting back and we’re fighting for the people.’
Freshman Representative Dean Phillips (D-MN) has been promoting bipartisanship and try . to gin up the “impeachment fever:”
‘With all the division in politics right now, I believe the cooperation in Brooklyn Park sends a powerful message on what we can do together to solve problems and restore the American people’s faith in our government.’
The Democrats have been fighting mad, but they intend to use the State of the Union as a way to protest via their dress, their guests, or being absent. They wanted to protest where the Republicans were taking the country Lois Frankel (D-FL) said:
‘Even though we’re sitting down, we’re not taking it sitting down.’
The country will see the Democrats protesting Donald Trump’s so-called rigged trial as evidence of their efforts. The Republican senators carried the majority, but they had little time to help their party carry them through the various protests.
Six House Democrats boycotted the State of the Union last year. A full 14 boycotted the event in 2018.. The Dems who boycotted the speech two years in a role included:
Pelosi said that she and the president had not talked since Trump announced he intended to pull troops from northern Syria. That Trump act betrayed a fine, long-term ally.
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