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Doggett joins boycott

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) joined the growing number of House Democrats in boycotting President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. In a brief statement on Twitter, Doggett said, “We are sending a message to Mr. Trump. Respect, like Pennsylvania Avenue, is a two-way street. Instead of uniting our country, his continued unprecedented, unpresidential actions are further dividing it. By repeatedly taking the lowest road, he is not showing respect for the highest office. We are in for a long struggle that must strategically utilize every nonviolent opposition tool available.” Doggett will be joined by two other Texas representatives – U.S. Rep. Al Green (D-Houston) and U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) – in boycotting the inauguration. At press time, more than 50 House Democrats had vowed to boycott the event, though no senators had committed to the protest.

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