Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO) said on Tuesday that he would attend President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address but he could not in good conscience "subject" a guest to it.
Cleaver told ABC's John Parkinson that he was going to be present for the speech out of a sense of duty.
"I wouldn't want to subject anybody else to it," he added.
Countless lawmakers are bringing guests to #SOTU. But not @repcleaver, who tells me: “I am not bringing a guest. I'… https://t.co/grXEhrp5tv— John R Parkinson (@John R Parkinson) 1517341701.0