Meng Not Attending Trump Inauguration

Meng Not Attending Trump Inauguration

News from Congresswoman Grace Meng
6th District Queens, New York

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she will not attend President-elect Trump’s inauguration on Friday. The Congresswoman issued the following statement.

“With just days before his inauguration, I had hoped that President-elect Trump would put an end to his inflammatory rhetoric. But obviously, that pivot has not occurred.

I have heard from many constituents and I thought long and hard about this decision. I respect the office of the President and our nation’s peaceful transfer of power.

But the President-elect must get the message that his antagonistic and divisive comments are unacceptable. We cannot tolerate attacks on women, minorities or a civil rights icon.

We need a leader who will bring our country together, and live up to the dignity and honor of the Oval Office.

I look forward to welcoming constituents who travel to Washington, D.C. for this weekend’s festivities, and to engaging the new Administration in policy discussions once it has been finalized. I will work with Mr. Trump whenever possible, but this weekend I march.”

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