Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., announced over Twitter in early January that he would not attend the speech, later adding that he would send a guest in his place, an Oregon resident and recipient of protections under the DACA program for immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children.
Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., announced Sunday that he also would not attend. “I cannot give this man, who does not respect me, the respect to be in that audience,” he said on MSNBC. “I will not be there.”
Rep. Jan Schakowsky announced Friday that she would not be attending the speech.
“I refuse to normalize President Donald Trump and his loathsome language and actions,” she said in a statement.
And on Monday, Rep. Danny Davis, D-Il., also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, announced he would not be attending, providing an 11-point list of reasons why he was boycotting, including the president's "Acceptance, defense and justification of neo-Nazi, racist, anti-Semitic hate groups in the U.S. and his contempt, disdain and marginalization of people of color, including the entire continent of Africa, and Haiti and Mexico."
Davis said he would be in Chicago with constituents instead.
ABC News will begin livestreaming coverage of the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night starting at 8:15 p.m. EST.Then at 9:00 p.m. EST you can watch the full State of the Union Address followed by the Democratic response on abcnews.com, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the ABC News app.