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Butterfield, Adams say they won't attend Trump's inauguration

Posted January 17

— At least two members of Congress from North Carolina took to Twitter this week to say they won't attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Democratic 1st District Congressman G.K. Butterfield and 12th District Congresswoman Alma Adams both used the social media platform to announce their decisions.

"Considering Mr. Trump’s brand of division & insult, I believe it would be hurtful to my constituents for me to attend the inauguration," Butterfield wrote.

Considering Trump's own use of Twitter, the Democrat's choice of venue for making the announcement is pointed.

"I cherish our democracy and have a profound respect for the peaceful transition of power," Adams said in a statement. "However, I cannot in good faith and consciousness pretend to celebrate the inauguration of someone who has spoken so horribly about women, minorities and the disabled."

Trump is scheduled to take the oath of office on Friday at noon.

Butterfield and Adams are among a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who say they won't attend.

North Carolina's third Democratic U.S. House member, 4th District Congressman David Price, says he is undecided on whether to attend.

"Congressman Price has attended every Inauguration since he was first elected to Congress in 1986, but he shares the sense of many of his Democratic colleagues that Donald Trump presents an unprecedented affront to our democratic norms and the dignity of the Office of the President," said Lawrence Kluttz, a spokesman for Price. "At the same time, it is important to affirm support for these norms and the rule of law. He was also appalled by Mr. Trump's attacks on John Lewis, a universally admired champion of our nation's promise."

Kluttz added, "Mr. Price is currently engaged in discussions with his family, colleagues, and constituents about how best to express his grave concerns about of President-elect Trump's actions."

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  • Alfred Barnes Jan 20, 2017
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    What credible sources, they all lead back to US intelligence and the DNC. Get a life!

  • Jimmy Jones Jan 19, 2017
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    I know, right?!

  • Jimmy Jones Jan 19, 2017
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    take your meds and put on your foil hate.

  • Judy Loftin Jan 19, 2017
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    One more day! No More Obama!

  • Sheryl Caps Jan 18, 2017
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    Few Facts about "The Don", Rumor that he spoke with people magazine 1998 and stated "If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific.” On ObamaCare, Live on CNN he said, "it has to go!" Yes it will go, he will change the name. Same affordable care act, small business owners will still suffer. On Hillary Clinton, Live on CNN he was going to INSTRUCT his attorney general to look into her situation. Nope he changed his mind on that. On "THE BORDER", no wall will ever be built. So yes he said what some wanted to hear. Now its time to seat back and enjoy the show. Get your notebook out and start writing down all his flip flops. You will have few pages full by next year "Make America Great Again"

  • Doug Bogard Jan 18, 2017
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    Dude I just mancrushed all over your statement.

  • Jim Smith Jan 18, 2017
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    More fake news from Ken!

  • Judy Loftin Jan 18, 2017
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    I am sure they will be missed.LOL

  • David Lewis Jan 18, 2017
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    Butterfield does not represent ALL of his constituents. Never has.

  • Jim Smith Jan 18, 2017
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    How many of you remember the mass exodus of Republicans that didn't attend Obama's second term inauguration? Turn about is fair play Trumpo the Clown.

    — Posted by Mike Watson

    Fake News from Mike!

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