The Inauguration Boycott Shows Democrats Are Learning To Fight Like Republicans

The Inauguration Boycott Shows Democrats Are Learning to Fight Like Republicans

Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Yvette Clarke, Ted Lieu, Lloyd Doggett, and Earl Blumenauer.
Photo illustration by Slate. Images by Paul Morigi/Getty Images, Brendan Smialowsk/Getty Imagesi, Mark Wilson/Getty Images, Kris Connor/ Getty Images, and screenshot via WREG

Yvette Clarke, a Democratic congresswoman from Brooklyn, New York, had initially planned on attending Donald Trump’s inauguration out of respect for tradition and the institution of the presidency. But last week, she started to waver. “We had the opportunity as members of Congress to attend the intelligence community briefing about what took place in terms of hacking and the intrusion …

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