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Is it wrong for lawmakers to boycott the State of the Union?

A number of Democratic lawmakers have announced they will not be attending President Trump's State of the Union address, with Rep. Maxine Waters asking "Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?" Many are applauding Waters' decision, and believe other Democrats ought to follow suit. But others argue missing the State of the Union is spiteful and disrespectful to both the president and our democracy. What do you think? 🤔

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Five Democratic lawmakers have now announced they will not be attending President Trump's State of the Union address. Among them are Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. Frederica Wilson, Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Rep. Pramila Jayapal. 

Lewis stated "I cannot in all good conscience be in a room with what he has said about so many Americans" and Blumenauer said "Rather than listening to another destructive, divisive speech by Trump... I'll be working at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union."

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Many are applauding the decision of the lawmakers and are encouraging other congressional Democrats to follow suit.

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But others view the boycott as both destructive to our democracy and just plain rude. Democrats are welcome to be critical of what the president has to say, but not showing up at all is nothing more than a political tantrum.

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