Another Democrat lawmaker, Pramila Jayapal has announced she will boycott Trump’s State of the Union Speech, joining:
• Rep. John Lewis (Ga)
• Rep. Frederica Wilson (Fl)
• Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore)
• Rep. Maxine Waters (Cali)
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., announced Monday she would not be attending President Trump’s first State of the Union Address later this month, making her the fifth Democratic lawmaker to boycott the event.
“I’m here on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to say I will not be going to the State of the Union,” Jayapal said in a video.
“I think it is absolutely unacceptable to see the racism and the hatred coming out the White House in a way in which this president is fueling the flames of divisiveness across our country,” she added.
ANNOUNCEMENT: With all the racism coming from the White House, I will NOT be attending @realDonaldTrump's State of the Union.
Instead, we'll focus on the State of OUR Union, our opposition to his agenda, and we will lift up a progressive and inclusive vision of our country. pic.twitter.com/dcAWMIkZZV
— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) January 15, 2018
Many on Twitter were not impressed with Jayapal’s announcement.
“This sends a move divisive message”
So the plan is to remove yourself and refuse to communicate? That sounds meaningful. Courage is staring in the face of an obstacle not ignoring it. This sends a more divisive message.
— Jax Jags Corp (@JaxJagsCorp) January 15, 2018
GROW UP! pic.twitter.com/kRmkC32Cfx
— Rob Spear (@Robbo1992x) January 16, 2018
“Good because you are the racist.”
GOOD BECAUSE YOU ARE THE RACIST! Let a real AMERICAN sit in the seat AFFORDED FOR YOU BY US THE PEOPLE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING FOR!!
— Owen Benjamin 🐻 (@NotGoingToHell) January 16, 2018
“What a shame that on MLK Day, celebrating a man who devoted his life to ending “Prejudice”, we see Reps. John Lewis, Maxine Waters, Frederic’s Wilson, Earl Blumenauer, & Pramila Jayapal choose to exercise theirs against Pres. Trump by boycotting State of Union. Hypocrites!!”
What a shame that on MLK Day, celebrating a man who devoted his life to ending “Prejudice”, we see Reps. John Lewis, Maxine Waters, Frederic’s Wilson, Earl Blumenauer, & Pramila Jayapal choose to exercise theirs against Pres. Trump by boycotting State of Union. Hypocrites‼️ pic.twitter.com/T8MsFPU9ke
— John T Dolan (@JohnTDolan) January 15, 2018
“She don’t wear a cowboy/cowgirlhat, or other prop, a totally insignificant unknown,anyway, she’s not going. That’ll teach us.”
Folks,Pramila Jayapal is not going to Potus' Address to the Nation. Who the heck is she? You got the point! She don't wear a cowboy/cowgirl😄hat, or other prop, a totally insignificant unknown,anyway, she's not going. That'll teach us😂🤣😂🤣
— Peter Grasa (@godandcountry43) January 16, 2018