Miami congresswoman Frederica Wilson will boycott Trump's State of the Union speech

Miami congresswoman Frederica Wilson will boycott Trump's State of the Union speech

Wilson has announced two weeks ahead of Trump's first State of the Union (SOTU) address that she will be following in the footsteps of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calf.) and others by ditching the occasion.

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., said she is planning on wearing black in order to stand in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment, while other House lawmakers say they are planning on inviting victims of sexual assault to attend the president's first State of the Union address. "I have no doubts that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump's address will be full of innuendo, empty promises and lies".

Wilson also wrote that in his first year as a president, Trump has demeaned the office and damaged America's standing as a global leader.

Waters was echoing a similar announcement by Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who previously told MSNBC: "I do not plan to attend the State of the Union".

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Lewis criticized Trump's reportedly profane remarks about various poor and less-developed nations and also boycotted the opening of a civil rights museum in MS headlined by the president.

Wilson, a Democrat whose district includes part of South Broward and Little Haiti, said last week that Trump's comments prove racism. Many of his proposed domestic policies are harmful to people of color, low-income communities, and the middle class.

Regardless of whether or not Trump actually said the words, "Shithole countries"-and even if certain Republicans who were there, and didn't remember shitholes hitting the fan until a sudden case of recollection in favor of the No. 1 Liar-in-Chief hit them several days after the backlash-the racist sentiment was clear. I'm not going to waste my time".

The president's joint address to Congress is Tuesday, Jan. 30.

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