Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) took to twitter Tuesday to announce she would not be attending President Trump’s State of the Union address. She, along with a small group of Democrats including Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) are boycotting this years SOTU.
The Congresswoman wrote: “After much deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump’s lawless conduct & subversion of the Constitution. None of this is normal, and I will not legitimize it. Consequently, I will not be attending the State of the Union.”
Rep. Al Green also took to twitter to air his grievances, stating:
Because of an impeached, reckless, ruthless, lawless, shameless, corrupt, & unapologetically bigoted president – who is still engaging in a coverup, the state of the House, the state of the Senate, and the #StateOfTheUnion are divided. I will NOT attend #SOTU2020.
President Trump is set to deliver the address at 9 p.m. EST.