Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said that she decided to attend President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January for motivation to resist his message in the years to come.
In an appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday night Warren explained that she decided to attend the inauguration, though several of her Democratic colleagues decided to skip it in protest, because she wanted to use it as motivation to keep fighting.
“I went to Trump’s inauguration. I watched. I wanted to see it. I wanted it burned in my eyes,” Warren said. “You know? My view on this was if there was every going to be a moment where I was like, ‘Oh I’m too tired to get up,’ all I had to do is close my eyes and it’s like, ‘Oh god, I’m up. I’m ready. I’m back in the fight.'”
Warren said that her book, “This Fight is Our Fight,” ends on the women’s marches that took place the day after and said that is what will be remembered by history.
“It’s the next day when the world changed,” she said. “When the history of this time is written, sure, it’s going to be about Donald Trump’s election, but you know what it’s going to be about? It’s going to be about the day of the women’s marches. It’s going to be about the day that we made our voices heard.”