Minnesota congressman joins 30 others in skipping Trump inauguration
January 17, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS -- U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota became the latest Democratic lawmaker to announce a boycott of Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration as the 45th president.
“I will not celebrate a man who preaches a politics of division and hate,” Ellison said via Twitter on Monday afternoon. “I won’t be attending Donald Trump’s inauguration.”
Ellison, who represents Minneapolis in the 5th Congressional District, joins more than 30 other Democratic representatives who are skipping the inauguration.