Rep. Peters to Attend Inauguration, Women's March
SAN DIEGO – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced that he will attend the Presidential Inauguration on Friday and the Women's March on Washington on Saturday. Rep. Peters released the following statement:
“Earlier this month, as he prepared to leave office, President Obama told my colleagues and me to cherish the privilege of being in public service; and I do. I was elected to do a job, so this Friday, I'll show up at work and bear witness to the peaceful transition of power, which remains the bedrock of our democracy.
“I greatly respect the office of the Presidency, even if I don't respect the man who will now inhabit it. So I will join Presidents Obama and Clinton, Secretary Clinton, Senator Harris, and hundreds of my colleagues at the inauguration. And then, the next day, I'll join my wife, daughter, and dozens of San Diegans and march to send a clear message to our new President about what we stand for.
"The ability to respect the office of the Presidency and acknowledge the results of an election, but then turn around the next day and continue to fight for justice and progress, is the very essence of what it means to be free in this country."