Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) toasted Donald Trump's inauguration with a ball of his own — the Liberty Ball — at the Library of Congress.
Balls and galas are commonly thrown by states or political organizations to mark the inauguration of a new president, but it's fairly unusual for a single member of Congress to throw one, especially at a venue as large and expensive as the Library of Congress. Trump was scheduled to attend three balls Friday night, including another event dubbed the Liberty Ball. Rohrabacher previously hosted an inaugural ball at the library in 2005, staff said.
Trump's election was a bit of vindication for Rohrabacher, whose support for a friendly relationship with Russia has long made him an outlier in the Republican Party.