CAPITOL HILL — Presidential inaugurations are usually politically unifying events in the United States, but this year a record number of lawmakers plan to publicly rebuke the president-elect when he takes the oath of office.
At least 26 Democratic members of Congress out of the 535 elected lawmakers are on the record saying they plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.
Trump’s divisive political style, which delivered victory at the polls, enters a new phase when he becomes president. A new poll of American public opinion indicates Trump will take office with 51 percent of people in the U.S. disapproving of his transition, and a 40 percent favorable rating — which is lower than his three immediate predecessors.
SOURCE: VOA News Online