Southwestern CT Democrats say they won’t boycott inauguration
Several Southwestern Connecticut Democrat lawmakers said Monday that they will not boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
While more than two dozen Democratic lawmakers have already said they won't attend Trump's inauguration on Friday, both of Connecticut's senators, Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Gov. Dannel Malloy and Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim say they'll be in attendance.
"I respect people that have chosen not to be at the inauguration, but I think it's important for me to show respect for the office, and also to reach out a hand," said Murphy.
The number of boycotting Democrats has been growing, especially after President-elect Trump criticized Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights legend, just days before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler tells News 12 he will not be attending the inauguration due to Trump's racist campaign.
Many Republicans, like Suzanne and Jack Testani of Trumbull, are responding by saying it's time for everyone to give the new president a chance.