Look Who is Refusing to Attend Trump's State of the Union Address!
Outspoken anti-Trump Democrat John Lewis, says he absolutely will not attend President Trump's State of the Union address. Lewis gives his typical anti-Trump rhetoric as to why he won't be attending.
washingtonexaminer.com reports: Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., revealed on Friday that he does not plan to attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address at the end of the month.
“I cannot in all the conscience be in a room with what he has said about so many Americans,” Lewis told MSNBC host Katy Tur when explaining why he will not attend. “I just cannot do it. I wouldn’t be honest with myself.”
Lewis’ comments come just a day after it was reported that Trump called some nations “shithole countries” during a White House meeting with lawmakers Thursday. As the lawmakers and Trump discussed a potential bipartisan immigration deal, Trump started to discuss immigration from African nations and asked why the U.S. is “having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
Look Who Dems Just Invited To Trump's State of the Union Address!
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) has extended an invitation to President Trump's first State of the Union address to the founder of the #MeToo movement.
From The Hill: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) invited the founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, to President Trump's first State of the Union address later this month.
Speier said on MSNBC on Thursday that she invited the activist to the address, in solidarity with other members of Congress who are expected to invite victims of sexual harassment to the event with their extra tickets.
The movement, started by Burke in 2006, has come to national prominence in recent months as high-profile figures in the entertainment and media industries have been ousted over allegations of sexual harassment or assault.
Speier, who was herself a victim of sexual harassment as a congressional staffer, has called for reforms to the systems for reporting cases of sexual harassment in Congress. The House enacted a resolution in November requiring mandatory training for House members and their staffs to combat harassment on the Hill.
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BREAKING: Dems Announce Plot for Trump’s State of the Union Address!
Democrats will now reportedly be inciting sexual misconduct victims to President Trump’s State of the Union address. It’s unclear on whether they plan to invite accusers of the President.
NBC News reported: WASHINGTON — Some Democratic House members are planning to invite victims of sexual assault to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address later this month to highlight the issue, according to an aide to a lawmaker who has been a prominent voice on sexual misconduct.
"Some members will be bringing survivors of sexual assault and advocates as their guests," the aide to Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., a leader of the Democratic Women's Working Group in the House, told NBC News.
Party leaders generally don't dictate who rank-and-file members can invite with the one guest ticket each lawmaker is given. And there's still some uncertainty within Democratic ranks over where to draw the line between addressing sexual misconduct and turning the topic into a partisan political war.
Earlier this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pressured Frankel not to hold mock hearings with women who have accused Trump of sexual assault, an idea the Florida Democrat had floated at a private Democratic Steering and Policy Committee meeting Monday night.
Pelosi told Frankel and other Democrats that such a "hearing" — only official committees, which are run by Republicans, can hold hearings — would distract from a focus on victims across the country and on developing bipartisan efforts to craft legislation on sexual assault and harassment issues, according to two sources who were in the room.
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