Rep. Barbara Lee
"Donald Trump has proven that his administration will normalize the most extreme fringes of the Republican Party," said Rep. Barbara Lee in a statement, an 18-year veteran of Congress. "On Inauguration Day, I will not be celebrating. I will be organizing and preparing for resistance."
Lee cited concerns over Russian hacking and a "divisive and prejudiced campaign," alleging that the president had normalized bigotry and appointed a white nationalist — former Breitbart Executive Chair Steve Bannon — as his chief strategist. Bannon has denied being a white nationalist.
Rep. Ted Lieu
Congressman Ted Lieu said in a statement that Trump would be in violation of the Constitution when he takes office next week because of his many alleged conflicts of interest. Lieu said he would oppose Trump when necessary and work with him when possible, but he believed the president-elect went too far when he attacked Lewis.
"For me, the personal decision not to attend Inauguration is quite simple," Lieu said. "Do I stand with Donald Trump, or do I stand with John Lewis? I am standing with John Lewis."
Rep. Mark Takano
Rep. Judy Chu
Rep. John Lewis
Lewis sat down for an exclusive interview with NBC's Chuck Todd on Friday and explained that he did not consider Trump's presidency as legitimate because of Russian interference.
"That's not right. That's not fair. That's not the democratic process," Lewis said about the alleged Russian hacking, which U.S. intelligence officials believe was to help Trump get elected and to discredit Hillary Clinton.
Lewis said he could not attend the president-elect's inauguration in good conscience, a view that has gained support since Trump attacked Lewis' leadership and performance on Twitter in response.
"You cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong," Lewis said.
This is the first time Lewis has not attended the inauguration since he entered Congress 30 years ago.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez
"I could not look at my wife, my daughters or my grandson in the eye if I sat there and attended as if everything that candidate Donald Trump had said about The women, about The Latinos, or The Blacks, The Muslims or any of the other things he said in his speeches and Tweets — that any of that is OK or erased from my memory," the congressman said in a Jan. 10 statement.
Rep. Katherine Clark
Rep. John Conyers, Jr.
Rep. John Conyers, the dean of the House of Representatives, will not attend the inauguration, his office told CNN on Saturday. A reason was not reported.
Rep. William Lacy Clay
A member of the St. Louis-area congressional delegation, Rep. William Lacy Clay will not attend Trump's inauguration. His spokesman, Steve Engelhard, told the Post-Dispatch that he would "be back home in St. Louis speaking to school kids" instead.
Rep. Jose Serrano
Rep. Nydia Velazquez
Rep. Yvette D. Clarke
Rep. Adriano Espaillat
"Many have given their lives and dedicated their lives to working to fulfill Dr. King's dream and make it a reality, and it is up to us to preserve his legacy and the legacy of President Barack Obama to ensure that we do not go back in time!," Espaillat wrote in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday.
"President-elect Donald Trump is trying to take us back! And the people Trump is appointing- Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions - are trying to take us back!
That's why I am not attending the presidential inauguration. Donald Trump and the hate-filled rhetoric that plagued his election simply will continue in his administration.
THIS is not Dr. King's Dream!"
Rep. Earl Blumenauer