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Lee represents California's 13th District, which consists of Northern Alameda County.
Inauguration should be a celebration. But we have nothing to celebrate on Jan 20. Instead of attending, I will be organizing. pic.twitter.com/P4whhl91ll— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) January 12, 2017
In a statement Lee said she will instead be organizing and preparing for resistance, adding that she believes the Trump administration will normalize the most extreme fringes of the Republican Party.
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Lee joins a list of five other representatives who will not be attending Trumps inauguration on January 20, 2017.
Trump has spent years appealing to prejudice, xenophobia & sexism. And since his election, he has shown us he will govern as he campaigned.— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) January 12, 2017
Donald Trump is normalizing the most extreme fringes of the GOP. He rode racism, sexism, xenophobia and bigotry to the White House.— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) January 12, 2017