Many Michigan leaders are attending the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, D.C.
Among them, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson.
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Johnson says she’s looking forward to seeing friends at the inauguration and attending a couple of the inaugural balls.
U.S. Representative Mark Pocan is the only member of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation who will skip Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. The Madison Democrat cites concerns over Trump’s conflicts of interest, Russian interference in his election, and Trump’s Twitter habit.
“I respect the office of President, and I don’t know if Donald Trump respects the office of President,” Pocan said during a press briefing at his Madison office on Thursday.
Pocan said Trump’s tweets targeting Georgia Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis were especially problematic. “I would argue that John Lewis has probably done more in a week of his life than Donald Trump’s Twitter account has done in its entirety,” Pocan said. “That was a problem.”
More than 60 Democrats in the House will not attend the inauguration. No U.S. Senators have said they’ll skip the event.
“I think his experience has largely been as a reality show star. His job as a reality show star was to get people people to watch his show so they could charge more for commercials,” said Pocan. “So he likes to put out tweets that get people to say ‘I like them,’ but that’s not public policy
Wyatt Gibler, part-time employee at Results Broadcasting in Iron Mountain is attending the inauguration with his family and is one of many Upper Peninsula students attending the event. The Senior High School Student is shown holding an invite to the event.