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Illinois Congress members boycott Trump Inauguration




CHICAGO – Not only will Republican Governor Bruce Rauner be staying in the state rather than going to the Trump Inauguration, so will at least three Democrat members of Illinois' congressional delegation, and others are still undecided.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) was the first Illinois member to announce his boycott.

“I cannot go to [the] inauguration of a man who’s going to appoint people to the Supreme Court and turn back the clock on women and turn back the clock on immigrants and the safety and freedom that we fought for them.”

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) said he "fully supports the peaceful transfer of power, but has chosen to spend the district work week with those who have elected him to represent them in Congress."

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) – considered by Illinois social conservatives as one of them – is too busy to attend, a spokesman said.

"Congressman Lipinski prefers working in his district and spending time with his wife to watching the inauguration ceremony and attending parties in Washington," the spokesman told Crain's. 


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  1. Democrats WE DONT NEED NO STINKING DEMOCRATS lol. you dems can cry all you want doesn’t change the fact that in less than 24 hours the people of these great united state will elect President Donald J. Trump to fix the mistakes of the last 8 years. So deal with it or move to Mexico

  2. Rauner refused to go to the GOP convention, which validated Trump and most IL GOP legislative candidates ran from him as if he had the plague.
    Republicans who embraced the Trump message made massive gains in state legislatures and Statehouses throughout the country – but no gains in milquetoast, RINO Illinois.
    President Trump’s administration would be entirely justified in denying federal funds to sanctuary city Chicago, sanctuary Cook county, and his non-supporters and detractors in Rauner’s State of Illinois.
    They’re going broke. Let them deal with it.