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These House Democrats are boycotting Trump's inauguration

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These House Democrats are boycotting Trump's inauguration

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."

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.
Rep. Kurt Schrader

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. 

Trump remains confident that, despite the boycott, the inauguration will be huge.

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