A liberal Home Democrat from California plans to skip President Donald Trump's address to Congress this evening.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., the ranking member on the Residence Financial Solutions Committee, told Home Democrats this morning that she will not attend the speech due to the fact she does not think she would be able to control herself, according to Democrats in the space for the caucus meeting.
"The president is not going to say what I want him to say," Waters told ABC News in an interview soon after the meeting. "He's gonna take credit for anything."
Waters has emerged as a single of Trump's loudest critics on Capitol Hill. She has referred to as his team a "bunch of scumbags" and stated he is "top himself" to impeachment.
All round, Democrats have tiny appetite for causing a ruckus equivalent to GOP Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst against President Obama in 2009. The South Carolina congressman's "You Lie!" moment in response to a comment from Obama about wellness care was swiftly condemned on Capitol Hill as a breach of decorum.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., said he doesn't anticipate any organized protests for the duration of the remarks tonight from Democrats - although some will be wearing commemorative pins.
"We're taking the Michelle Obama" route, Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., mentioned. "We're going to be as dignified as achievable under the situations."
"I feel we intend to be polite, and listen and obviously comment afterwards," mentioned Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif. "There is a place for torches and pitchforks but not in the Residence of Representatives."
Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth, who, like Waters, skipped Trump's inauguration, plans to attend the speech tonight to "show solidarity with my fellow Democrats."
ABC's MaryAlice Parks contributed to this report.
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