San Antonio Congressmen Joaquin Castro and Lloyd Doggett will not be attending Donald Trump’s Inauguration Friday.
Castro–who endorsed Hillary Clinton in the Presidential Election–said in a statement “Winning an election does not mean a man can show contempt for millions of Americans and then expect those very same people to celebrate him.”
The Congressman goes on to say Donald Trump has shown an utter lack of respect for so many Americans… his attack on civil rights icon John Lewis is is the latest example.”
In a separate statement, Doggett said “We are sending a message to Mr. Trump. Respect, like Pennsylvania Avenue, is a two-way street.”
Doggett added “We are in for a long struggle that must strategically utilize every nonviolent opposition tool available.”
Houston Democrat Al Green also said Tuesday he will skip Trump’s Inauguration.
Castro said he will be in Washington Friday to greet constituents traveling to the Inauguration… and respects their choice to attend.