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US Sen. Tammy Baldwin To Attend Trump’s Inauguration

US Rep. Mark Pocan Plans To Skip Inauguration On Friday

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
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Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Monday she will be attending President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.

“As a member now of the Senate Democratic leadership team I will be attending,” Baldwin said.

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan is joining those who say they will not attend the inauguration.

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Pocan made his announcement Sunday.

The Wisconsin Democrat said he had initially planned to attend the inauguration, but changed his mind after reading the classified document on Russian hacking, seeing how Trump handled conflicts of interest and seeing Trump’s recent tweets about U.S. Rep. John Lewis.

Trump tweeted Lewis’ district in Georgia is “crime infested” and he is “All talk, talk, talk – no action or results.” The tweets came after Lewis, a civil rights icon, questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s election.

Pocan said “it’s time for Donald Trump to start acting like President Trump, not an immature, undignified reality star with questionable friends and a Twitter addiction.”