Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) is skipping President Trump’s speech Tuesday night.
"These are ceremonial exercises. These are exercises where we honor the president, and people are shaking hands, smiling. It is an occasion where people are basically sending the message that everybody’s working together, everything is going well. I don’t quite see it that way,” Waters said between House votes. “I don’t honor this president. I don’t respect this president. And I’m not joyful in the presence of this president, and so I will not be attending tonight.”
Waters did not attend Trump's inauguration, and said no one who knew her should be surprised that she wasn't going to attend his speech before Congress.