Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-Los Angeles) Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) and Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) are joining at least a dozen other California colleagues who are skipping the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
In addition to the 15 California members, dozens of other Democratic members of Congress have announced they won't attend the inauguration. That amounts to more than a quarter of the full delegation.
“My humble and loving parents taught me to live by this saying, ‘Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres.’ It means, 'Tell me who you hang out with, and I'll tell you who you are,'" Cárdenas said in a statement Tuesday. "This week I've been thinking a lot about what my parents, family, and constituents would say about the situation I'm facing. After serious consideration, I have decided that I will not stand with Donald Trump during his ceremonial inauguration."