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Sat Jan 6, 2018, 10:39 PM

Rep. Earl Blumenauer Refuses to Attend President Trump's State of the Union Address

Rep. Earl Blumenauer has decided that the upcoming State of the Union address will be a waste of his time. So he isn't going to show up.

The Jan. 30 address will be President Donald Trump's first address to the full Congress since his joint address last February.

Blumenauer says he will be in Oregon.

"Rather than listening to yet another destructive and divisive speech by Trump," Blumenauer said in a statement, "I will be working here at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union."

The congressman has a habit of skipping Trump's big days. He also left Washington, D.C. during the inauguration to meet with his constituents. Blumenauer did attend Trump's joint address last winter, and responded with a one-word statement: "Resist."

Read more: http://www.wweek.com/news/2018/01/05/rep-earl-blumenauer-refuses-to-attend-president-trumps-state-of-the-union-address/

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