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Rep. Jamie Raskin Will Attend Inauguration

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Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin says he will not join fellow progressive Democrats in boycotting the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump.

He told the Baltimore Sun that he saw this as his constitutional duty to attend.

The Takoma Park Democrat added he did not view this as support for Trump’s programs.

His fellow Democrat representative Anthony Brown has announced he will not attend the ceremonies while Representative Elijah Cummings has said he has not decided yet.

Democratic representatives John Sarbanes and Dutch Ruppersberger have said they will attend the ceremonies.

Around 30 Democrats have said so far that they will not attend the inauguration.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.