Six New York Pols Boycott The Inaugural Ceremony – NY City Lens
Six New York Pols Boycott the Inaugural Ceremony – NY City Lens
By Josie Albertson-GroveRep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) was one of the 67 members of Congress who did not attend the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday. Instead, Espaillat stayed in his Upper Manhattan district.
He and a handful of city and state officials held a “community swearing-in” at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Community Center in Washington Heights, Manhattan that drew about 150 people.
“Dissent is patriotic!” Espaillat said from the podium. “We’re engaging in our constitutional right not to be where we don’t want to be.” Later, Espaillat led the group in an “oath of resistance” patterned …