[Ed. – We know you were on pins and needles about this. The distinguished representative from NY-14 has a tweet out on the matter, suitably dressed in rodomontade. There are other House members choosing to boycott the SOTU as well. Sadly, Maxine Waters will not be there to enliven the proceedings. Some House Democrats will have to attend, of course, to essay public gestures during the speech.]
After much deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump’s lawless conduct & subversion of the Constitution.
None of this is normal, and I will not legitimize it.
Consequently, I will not be attending the State of the Union.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2020
Democrats who will boycott the SOTU:
Please call your rep and ask them to #BoycottSOTU.
I also encourage you to join me in donating $5 to everyone who refuses to attend, if you can.
— Sergio Siano (@SergioJSiano) February 4, 2020