WATCH | More and more Democratic lawmakers are saying they will not attend Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, citing reports that Russian hackers may have influenced the election and Trump's Twitter tirade against civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia).
A few lawmakers were already planning to sit out this inauguration, but Trump's comments about Lewis prompted several others to boycott as well.
After Lewis said he didn't see Trump as a legitimate president because of the influence Russian hackers had in the 2016 election, Trump responded on Twitter by saying Lewis was "all talk."
Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
Trump also suggested Lewis work with him to fix problems in inner cities.
So far, 27 House Democrats, including Lewis, have said they are boycotting the inauguration. Many have said they will attend protests in Washington D.C. and in their home districts instead.
Several lawmakers made their announcement on Twitter.
Some voiced their support for Lewis with the #ImwithJohnLewis
Rep. Maxine Waters said attending Trump's inauguration would be a waste of her time.
I'll do my best to work with him when I think he's doing the right thing for the country. But he hasn't proved himself to me at all yet, so I respectfully decline to freeze my ass out there in the cold for this particular ceremony.
Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader told Oregon Public Broadcasting that he just isn't "a big Trump fan."
House Democratic leaders, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D-California) say they will be at the inauguration to support the office of the President, not the man.
"That's my responsibility," Pelosi told NPR. "It is the wonderful thing about our country, the peaceful transfer of power."
So far no U.S. Senators have said they will join in on the boycott.
Inauguration Day is turning out to be even bigger than expected. January 20th, Washington D.C. Have fun!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2017
Trump remains confident that, despite the boycott, the inauguration will be huge.