Dem rep says she's skipping Trump's inauguration

Dem rep says she's skipping Trump's inauguration
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Democratic Rep. Katherine Clark (Mass.) plans to skip the inauguration of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE, the Boston Globe reports

Clark, who was elected in 2013, said she believes attending the inauguration would "normalize" Trump's “bigoted, misogynist, anti-Semitic, and racist claims.”

Clark is breaking with the rest of the Massachusetts delegation, as all the other members from the state plan to attend the inauguration, the Globe notes. 


“I support the peaceful transition of power, but I don’t feel that I need to attend the pageantry associated with and for this President,” she said.

"There is nothing about this presidency and his rejection about his core American values that I want to normalize.”

Clark joins Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), who said in December he would not attend the ceremony, citing Trump's "hatred, bigotry and prejudice."