With less than one month before President Trump is set to speak before a joint session of Congress for his annual State of the Union Address, one liberal legislator has already announced his “patriotic plan” to skip Trump’s highly-anticipated remarks.
Oregon Democratic Representative Earl Blumenauer released an official statement regarding the President’s speech on Thursday, saying he has no plans to “listen to another destructive, divisive speech.”
“Rather than listening to another destructive, divisive speech by Trump, I will not attend this year’s annual address to Congress,” said Blumenauer. “Instead, like I did during his inauguration, I’ll be working at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union!”
“Hearing from Oregonians and working together to protect our values and advance policies that actually strengthen our communities is a more productive use of my time,” he added.
Multiple Democrats ditched the President’s first address to both houses of Congress last February, as well as his inauguration event just weeks prior. It’s unclear if other liberal legislators plan to boycott the annual event.
President Trump is set to address the nation on January 30th.
h/t Daily Caller
BATTLE ROYAL: Democrats in ALL-OUT WAR Over Clinton-DNC Bombshell
Former campaign chair for Bernie Sanders: It was clear “the DNC was in the Clinton camp” https://t.co/YCJHOAzRpj https://t.co/rxmGRNkmds
— New Day (@NewDay) November 3, 2017
‘BAMA GOES BLUE: Democrat DOUG JONES Wins Alabama Special Election
Democrat Doug Jones narrowly defeated GOP candidate Roy Moore in Alabama’s highly-contested Senatorial special election on Tuesday; sending a liberal legislator to represent the Cotton State for the first time in over two decades.
Jones claimed victory with 99.9% of the vote reporting, clinging to a razor-thin margin of 49.9% to Moore’s 48.4%, saying “We have come so far and the people of Alabama have spoken.”
All eyes now turn to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
“Alabama has been at a crossroads. We have been at crossroads in the past. And unfortunately, we have usually taken the wrong fork. Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, you took the right road,” he added.
President Trump congratulated Jones on social media late Tuesday evening, saying the GOP will have “another shot” at the Senate seat in a “very short period of time,” but added that a “win is a win” for the Democratic party.
“Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!” Trump tweeted.
All eyes now turn to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his push to pass tax reform legislation before the GOP majority shrinks by one vote when Jones is sworn into office.