In response to the president-elect’s criticism of Georgia Congressman John Lewis, at least 18 House Democrats have said they will not attend Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. “Inaugurations are celebratory events, a time to welcome the peaceful transition of power and honor the new administration. On January 20th, I will not be celebrating or honoring

an incoming president who rode racism, sexism, xenophobia and bigotry to the White House,” California Rep. Barbara Lee said in a statement. Civil rights leader Lewis commented in a media interview that Trump is not a “legitimate president,” and therefore he will not attend his inauguration. “It will be the first one that I miss since I’ve been in Congress,” Lewis said. READ MORE