Editor’s note, we believe this statement speaks for itself. We are posting it in full.
Jan 20, 2016 (WASHINGTON) As many of you know I am attending the inauguration. It’s not to honor or support the incoming president. It’s in respect of the peaceful transfer of power that is paramount to our democracy. Bearing witness to that is part of the way I interpret my role as a Representative.
I’ll also be in participating in the Women’s March tomorrow to show the president and his team that they must represent all Americans, regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, religion or sexual orientation.
Civil-rights icon John Lewis is one of my dear friends and closest colleagues. I’ve been honored to join him in his annual Selma march in years past. I will continue to support John’s ability to push back and fight injustice with dignity and kindness.