It is not hard to understand why a growing number of Democrats say they won’t be attending President-elect Trump’s inauguration in just a few days.
Many Democrats are boycotting the ceremony in support of Rep. John Lewis of Georgia after he was dissed by Trump in an all too familiar Twitter rant.
Lewis, the civil rights icon, explained last week why he will be missing the first swearing-in ceremony since first coming to Washington.
“I don’t see this President-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis told NBC News’ Chuck Todd. “I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”
In what has become as predictable as mullets in NASCAR, the soon-to-be leader of the free world could not let Lewis’ comment slide.
“Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!” tweeted the thin-skinned President-elect.
But now there is word that two senior Senate Republicans, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, will also miss Trump’s big day.
Unlike the Democrats who are avoiding the ceremony in order to make a political statement, McCain and Graham say they have “scheduling conflicts.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham has a scheduled cruise to Barcelona aboard the Allure of the Seas. There is widespread speculation it is an all-male cruise.
Sen. John McCain will be attending a birthday party on January 20. It will be his grandfather’s 125th birthday celebration. Said McCain, “Our family is like that old Timex commercial … we take a licking but keep on ticking.”
Some fellow Republicans are questioning the true motives of the senators sometimes known as the “Two Amigos.”
“I know for a fact,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,” Lindsey’s cruise is fully refundable and could be rescheduled. I also know McCain’s grandfather said he would be willing to push back his big birthday party a day or two. Heck the man still buys green bananas!”
McCain and Graham are two of the most vocal Republican senators who have opposed Trump’s dangerous bromance with Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin.
Editor’s Note – This could be fake news!
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