Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen) and Congressman Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) have both released statements today that they will not attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.
Congressman Vela’s statement was posted on Facebook earlier today.
Congressman Gonzalez’ statement was released by his Chief-of-Staff Jose Borjon to The Monitor stating his absence is also in protest to Trump failing to pick a single Hispanic member in his cabinet.
Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) who represents the West-most ares of the Valley did state that he plans to attend the inauguration and released a statement of his own.
With Congressmen Vela and Gonzalez boycotting the inauguration, they join a growing list of 65 other Democrat representatives who have stated they will not attend.
President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to be inaugurated Friday at 11:00 AM CST.