Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassBlack Caucus pushes for priorities in final deal Rep. Brown to run for Maryland attorney general Democratic retirements could make a tough midterm year even worse MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday announced she would boycott President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE’s inauguration after running a Twitter poll on the decision.
Bass on Sunday launched a poll asking whether she should attend the event, as dozens of Democrats announced they would skip it in the wake of Trump's attacks on Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).
On Tuesday, Bass declared the poll closed with 84 percent of respondents saying she should boycott Trump's swearing-in.
After receiving an overwhelming response on the twitter poll, I've decided not to attend the inauguration of President-elect Trump. pic.twitter.com/ig4kFn0GGH— Congressmember Bass (@RepKarenBass) January 17, 2017
In a Facebook Live video Sunday, Bass discussed her feelings about attending the inauguration, and asked for her constituents to share their thoughts on whether she should go.
"I know what my heart tells me and I know what my head tells me, but I want to know what you tell me," she said.
More than 40 House Democrats have announced they will forego attending Trump’s inauguration. That number increased sharply after Trump attacked Lewis, a civil rights leader and longtime congressman, on Twitter on Saturday.
Twitter allows users like Bass to create online polls, allowing others to weigh in on different topics and issues. While Bass said she was soliciting the opinions of her constituents, the social media site allows users from all over the world to vote in the polls.