President Barack Obama told reporters on Wednesday that he plans to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration. But he didn’t comment on the mounting list of Democratic lawmakers who say they plan to skip the festivities.
“I’m not going to comment on those issues,” he told reporters at his final press conference as President. “All I know is I’m going to be there. So is Michelle. And I have been checking the weather and I’m heartened by the fact that it won’t be as cold as my first inauguration, because that was cold.”
More than sixty congressional Democrats have announced that they will not be attending Trump’s inauguration, many in response to the President-elect’s attacks on civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).