FRAMINGHAM – U.S. Representative Katherine Clark, who represents Framingham, plans to not attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
Congresswoman Clark released a statement on her Facebook page today, January 5.
“I respect the Office of the President and support the peaceful transfer of power. Families in my district are fearful that the anti-woman, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, and divisive promises that drove the Trump campaign will become the policies affecting the health and safety of every American.”
Clark said “”I had hoped that the President-elect would use the transition period and his appointments to change course and fulfill his promise to be a President for all Americans; however, this has not been the case.”
The Congresswoman wrote that “after discussions with hundreds of my constituents, I do not feel that I can contribute to the normalization of the President-elect’s divisive rhetoric by participating in the Inauguration.”
Massachusetts’ U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey have stated they would attend, despite criticism of the President-elect.