The inauguration of Donald Trump is less than 10 days away, and he will soon be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. One Democratic lawmaker has said while they have been invited to attend the gala event, they have no interest in celebrating Trump coming to power.
Donald Trump has proven that his administration will normalize the most extreme fringes of the Republican Party. On Inauguration Day, I will not be celebrating. I will be organizing and preparing for resistance. On January 20th, I will not be celebrating or honoring an incoming president who rode racism, sexism, xenophobia and bigotry to the White House.
Ouch! Barbara Lee certainly does not mince words, and she was far from done. She went on to lambaste Trump’s hateful political platform:
After the election, many hoped the president-elect would turn toward unifying our country. Instead he has shown us that he will utilize the same tools of division he employed on the campaign trail as our nation’s Commander-in-Chief. The American people will never forget that when a foreign government violated our democracy, Donald Trump chose the interests of another nation over our own.
If Trump was hoping to find the Democratic party anxious to work with him, he is surely going to be disappointed. There will be nothing but years and years of gridlock of which to look forward too. Congratulations to all.