Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson joins Georgia Rep. John Lewis and other Democrats in boycotting President Trump’s first State of the Union address later this month.
Wilson told The Tampa Bay Times Sunday in a statement she doesn’t plan to attend Trump’s speech to Congress on Jan. 30.
“For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president’s State of the Union address,” Wilson said.
“I have no doubt 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 added she feels Trump has let down the country with his leadership so far during his time in office.
“During his disappointing and destructive first year in office, Mr. Trump has demeaned the presidency at every opportunity and cast doubt on our nation’s standing as a global leader. The United States’ reputation is smoldering in the ashes of his recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations,” she said.
“Many of his proposed domestic policies are harmful to people of color, low-income communities, and the middle class. It would be an embarrassment to be seen with him at a forum that under any other president would be an honor to attend.”
At a time when unity is much needed and even called for by President Trump. The Democrats in DC continue to push hatred and division by continuing constant attacks against the President on a daily basis.
Democrats should be working hard to set an example for the rest of America but instead they are working tirelessly to undermine and destroy his Presidency by promoting lies, illegitimate claims and unproven allegations.