Growing List Of Dems Boycotting Trump Inauguration
More than two-dozen Democratic lawmakers say they won’t attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Most of the 26 U.S. representatives announced their boycott plans after Georgia Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis said Trump will not be a “legitimate” president. The statements prompted Trump to attack Lewis on Twitter, saying the Georgia lawmaker was “all talk” and that his Atlanta district is “crime infested.” Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president on Friday.
Pulse Nightclub Attacker’s Wife Arrested
A court appearance is awaiting the wife of the man behind the Pulse nightclub attack last year in Orlando. The “New York Times” reports the FBI arrested Noor Salman in San Francisco. She is reportedly due to appear in court tomorrow on charges connected with the attack. A source indicates she may be charged with obstruction. Her husband, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people in the nightclub shooting before taking his own life. He swore allegiance to ISIS during the attack.
Maryland Graded In School Food Report Card
A report by the Healthy School Food Maryland shows that many districts in the state fall short of providing salad bars and healthier items to students. Most of Maryland’s 24 school systems received grades of C or C-plus, including those in the DC area. Howard County scored an A-plus in the study.
Trump Team Changes Mind About DC National Guard Commander
The man in charge of the Washington, DC National Guard says the incoming Trump Administration has changed its mind about his immediate departure. Major General Errol Schwartz revealed last week that he was told he would be taken out of command at the moment President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in on Inauguration Day. Over the weekend, Schwartz says the transition team pulled an about-face and asked him to stay an extra few days in the role. The 65-year-old says he turned it down because he believes they only made the offer to combat the negative publicity.
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.