... on @allinwithchris, @repmaxinewaters tells @joyannreid she will skip trump's state of the union on january 30: "why would i take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar? ... he does not deserve my attention." #inners pic.twitter.com/VNf3UIo2Pv— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) January 13, 2018
Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersMcCarthy pledges to restore Greene, Gosar to committees if GOP wins House The Memo: Gosar censured, but toxic culture grows House votes to censure Gosar and boot him from committees MORE (D-Calif.) said Friday she will not attend President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE’s first State of the Union address following his vulgar remarks aimed at Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.
“Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” Waters said on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” “Someone who lies in the face of facts, someone who can change their tune day in and day out. What does he have to say that I would be interested in?"
“I don’t trust him, I don’t appreciate him and I wouldn’t waste my time ... listening to what he has to say,” she continued. “He does not deserve my attention.”
Waters is the third Democratic lawmaker to announce they won’t attend Trump’s address, which is scheduled for later this month.
Rep. John LewisJohn LewisWith extreme gerrymanders locking in, Biden needs to make democracy preservation job one Obama, Dave Chappelle nominated in same Grammy category Progressive groups urge Feinstein to back filibuster carve out for voting rights or resign MORE (D-Ga.) announced Friday he would skip Trump’s State of the Union over the president's “unbelievable” remarks, in which he referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries.”
"I cannot in all good conscience be in a room with what he has said about so many Americans. I just cannot do it. I wouldn't be honest with myself," Lewis said.
Rep. Earl BlumenauerEarl BlumenauerOverdue progress on costs of trade to workers, firms, farmers and communities Framing our future beyond the climate crisis Reforming marijuana laws before the holidays: A three-pronged approach MORE (D-Ore.) announced last week that he too would boycott Trump’s address.
“Rather than listening to yet another destructive and divisive speech by Trump, I will not attend this year’s annual address to Congress,” he said in a statement. “Instead, like I did during Trump’s Inauguration, I will be working here at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union.”
Members of the Democratic caucus are planning ways to protest during Trump’s speech. Female Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiFive reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season Bipartisan success in the Senate signals room for more compromise The GOP's post-1/6 playbook is clear — and it's dangerous MORE (D-Calif.), plan to wear all black in solidarity with victims of sexual misconduct and the #MeToo movement.
Some House Democrats are also reportedly planning to invite sexual assault survivors as their guests that evening, and Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierTexas Democrat Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson announces retirement at end of term Democratic Rep. Butterfield won't seek reelection: report The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - House Democrats eye big vote on Biden measure MORE (D-Calif.) said she has invited the founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, to be her guest that evening.