Female GOP House members to wear red, white and blue to State of the Union

Female GOP House members to wear red, white and blue to State of the Union
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Republican female House members intend to wear red, white and blue to Tuesday night’s State of the Union address as a show of support for the military.

Rep. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyThe Hill's Morning Report - Dem debate contenders take aim at Warren Schumer seeks focus on health care amid impeachment fever Trump-GOP tensions over Syria show signs of easing MORE (R-Ariz.), who is running for the Senate, told USA Today that a female member emailed other representatives about the idea, saying it came from a constituent who suggested the color scheme would honor the flag and the troops.

House members have reportedly invited female Republican senators and Cabinet members to wear red, white and blue as well.


Democratic House members, meanwhile, will wear black to Tuesday’s speech to show solidarity with the "Me Too" and “Time’s Up” initiatives, which fight systemic sexual harassment.

A number of other Democrats plan to boycott Trump's speech.

Several Democratic representatives posed for and shared a group photo Tuesday afternoon in which they are all wearing black and donning “Time’s Up” pins.

Rep. Susan BrooksSusan Wiant BrooksHere are the lawmakers who aren't seeking reelection in 2020 Pelosi: GOP retirements indicate they'll be in the minority, with Democrat in the White House The Hill's 12:30 Report: House panel approves impeachment powers MORE (R-Ind.) said she plans to wear a black dress with a red jacket to show support for both causes, USA Today reported.