60+ Democratic-elected members of the House of Representatives are boycotting the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States. These Dems should uphold America, not shirk their duties as representatives.

The inauguration is not about Trump, or about Obama leaving, and certainly is not about the abdicating Dems. The inauguration is about America and the change of governance as it happens every four to eight years. It is to be celebrated, regardless of the person coming into office.

America’s republic is rooted in the representatives who have a constitutionally mandated obligation to participate in our system. Their boycott is a selfish and juvenile attempt to make the inauguration about them. It is not. The Dems should uphold America and all of its

traditions including the inauguration.