Rep. Bennie Thompson won’t attend Trump’s inauguration

WASHINGTON – Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson will join at least two dozen members of Congress who said they won’t attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

“Mr. Trump’s recent insensitive and foolish remarks about civil rights hero John Lewis were far beneath the dignity of the Office of the President,” said Cory Horton, legislative director for Thompson. “Additionally, Congressman Thompson continues to have concerns about the role that Russia had in our country’s democratic process.”

Clarion Ledger
1/16/17