Instead of simply boycotting President Trump’s first speech to Congress, a small collective of Democrats are not only planning on attending but are scheming on how to make his speech an unpleasant experience.
These House Democrats are planning to invite a crowd of outsiders who they think are being targeted and treated unfairly by President Trump’s White House policies.
This undoubtedly means the president will have an augmented audience consisting of LGBTs, illegal aliens, minorities, and whomever else feels slighted by Trump’s policies.
In a letter written by this small group of liberal Democrats, they implore their comrades to bring anyone they know who may have fared well in their communities but has faced discrimination, in one form or another.
The letter was authored by a handful of Democratic politicians, including:
Reps. Jim Langevin (R.I.); Michelle Lujan Grisham (N.M.), head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; Cedric Richmond (La.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus; Judy Chu (Calif.), head of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus; and David Cicilline (R.I.) and Jared Polis (Colo.), co-chairmen of the LGBT Equality Caucus.
In the letter, they collectively write:
“It is our hope that their presence in the House Gallery will remind President Trump that he is not the arbiter of patriotism. This country belongs to all of us, and his rhetoric of intolerance will not stand.
“We want to send a strong message to the [president] that he cannot push these communities aside, and he cannot change the fabric of this country.
“Instead of celebrating the very diversity that makes our country a beacon of inclusion and equality, he has chosen to vilify, bully and alienate women, immigrants, people of color, people with disabilities, and people of differing faiths. His rhetoric emboldens those who seek a scapegoat for the challenges this country faces.”
President Trump will be making his address to Congress on Feb. 28.
H/T: The Hill
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