PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As we prepare for the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump, some politicians are refusing to attend. Congressman Dwight Evans, who represents Pennsylvania’s 2nd district, is among them.17-Year-Old Shot While Reportedly Playing With Guns In Olney Basement Dies, Suspect In Custody, Philadelphia Police Say
He told Eyewitness News why he made that decision. “The president-elect is attempting to take away healthcare from my constituents and I’m truly concerned about that,” Evans explained.READ MORE: SEPTA Union President Releases Video Warning Its Members To Prepare For Possible Strike
“Secondly, in terms of the Russian hacking, I think that should be taken serious and should be investigated by Democrats and Republicans alike.”
Evans also expressed his displeasure at the interaction between Trump and a colleague that Evans admires. “Last, but not least, his attack on Congressman John Lewis who is one of my heroes. John Lewis is all about action.”MORE NEWS: Overnight Shooting In Fairhill Neighborhood Critically Injures 32-Year-Old, Police Say
Congressman Pat Meehan, Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey and Delaware Senator Chris Coons are among the local politicians who will attend the inauguration.