With less than one month before President Trump is set to speak before a joint session of Congress for his annual State of the Union Address, one liberal legislator has already announced his “patriotic plan” to skip Trump’s highly-anticipated remarks.
Oregon Democratic Representative Earl Blumenauer released an official statement regarding the President’s speech on Thursday, saying he has no plans to “listen to another destructive, divisive speech.”
“Rather than listening to another destructive, divisive speech by Trump, I will not attend this year’s annual address to Congress,” said Blumenauer. “Instead, like I did during his inauguration, I’ll be working at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union!”
“Hearing from Oregonians and working together to protect our values and advance policies that actually strengthen our communities is a more productive use of my time,” he added.
Multiple Democrats ditched the President’s first address to both houses of Congress last February, as well as his inauguration event just weeks prior. It’s unclear if other liberal legislators plan to boycott the annual event.
President Trump is set to address the nation on January 30th.
h/t Daily Caller