Democratic Congressman Mark DeSaulinier says he is skipping the presidential inauguration on Friday, citing President-elect Trumpâ€™s behavior as the reason for his planned absence.
â€œI was hoping he would change and try to unify America. But itâ€™s the way he deals with what I would commonly say â€˜decency.â€™ It has nothing to do with Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal,â€ DeSaulinier, a Democrat from California, told the FOX Business Network.
DeSaulinier said he made his decision after Trumpâ€™s press conference on Wednesday, when the President-elect made headlines following a dispute with CNN correspondent Jim Acosta.
DeSaulinier did say he is ready to work with the Trump, despite expressing concerns that the President-elect is driving the country â€œinto a constitutional crisis.â€
â€œI havenâ€™t been in Congress long, but Iâ€™ve been in politics 26 years. You get up the next day and you work with the people that have been dually electedâ€”thatâ€™s part of your job and thatâ€™s what I intend to do,â€ he said.