Congressman Bennie Thompson not attending Trump’s inauguration


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Congressman Bennie Thompson will not attend President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration Friday.

He confirmed with WJTV Tuesday that he wasn’t going to the ceremony.

More than 30 other House Democrats plan to boycott Trump’s inauguration. Thompson told WJTV that he won’t attend in support of Congressman John Lewis.

Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Jerrold Nadler of New York and Don Beyer of Virginia on Monday joined a growing list of lawmakers who will not attend Trump’s swearing-in at the Capitol Friday . They are not attending because Trump lashed out at Rep. Lewis on Saturday for challenging his legitimacy to be the next president.

During the interview, Thompson said Trump should stop making comments on Twitter, and to just be the Commander in Chief.

Congressman Thompson represents Mississippi’s second district.

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