Can you hear the cheers already? It’s like that feeling when you have to invite someone to your party, but you don’t really want them to show up, and then they bless you with that moment of relief when they tell you they can’t make it. Kidding, kind of.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Boycotts Trump’s SOTU Address https://t.co/LozEWSy0dC
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 4, 2020
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
AOC is such a leader—now other Dems are following her lead and not planning to show up either. Maybe they’ll all go to AOC’s place and tweet out their thoughts over wine and popcorn on her floor.
As of 6 PM EST, there were at least 7-8 Dems who are boycotting so far; I’m sure that number will grow, but here’s the latest list I’ve seen:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)
Rep. Al Green (D-TX)
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)
And, drum roll…Rep. Auntie Maxine Waters (D-CA)
To think that I would attend the #SOTU to hear the message of an IMPEACHED president is a thought that in no way would be consistent w/ my fight and struggle against this dishonorable president. I will certainly NOT be there!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) February 4, 2020
The State of the Union is hurting because of the occupant of the White House, who consistently demonstrates contempt for the American people, contempt for Congress & contempt for our constitution. I cannot in good conscience attend tonight's sham #SOTU → https://t.co/DTwG3Y7dK3 pic.twitter.com/Hres8eAFkK
— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) February 4, 2020
Just think, AOC is a blessing in disguise. Without her; we’d never have been blessed with Mini AOC!
I can’t go to the State of the Union because it’s too long and if it goes past the stroke of midnight I’ll turn back into a bartender! 👇#MiniAOC #AOC #MALA #SOTU2020 https://t.co/JbpXPU1jtz pic.twitter.com/BqlW9zumt0
— Mini AOC (@RealMiniAOC) February 4, 2020
Let me tell you, I would love it so much if Mini AOC would show up in place of the real deal at the SOTU tonight. What kind of perfection would that be? Amiright?
As for the rest of The Squad, two of them have RSVP’d “yes” so this should prove interesting.
I am attending tonight’s address not to confer any legitimacy on his actions, his statements, or his presidency.
I am attending on behalf of all of those targeted by this President to say, ‘We are greater than hate.’
My presence tonight is resistance.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 4, 2020
Tlaib takes a selfie of the female Dems wearing suffragette white to tonight’s #SOTU but says not everyone is able to fit in the photo! (And this is only a small fraction of the # of House Dem women.) pic.twitter.com/avnjV785vt
— Cristina Marcos (@cimarcos) February 4, 2020
Ready? Wait for it…
#AMERICA WILL NEVER BE A SOCIALIST COUNTRY
#TrumpSOTU2020: Enjoy the show, friends!