The youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives announced on Tuesday that she will not attend President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.
"After much deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump’s lawless conduct & subversion of the Constitution," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) announced.
"None of this is normal, and I will not legitimize it. Consequently, I will not be attending the State of the Union," she explained. "This is a deeply personal decision for each member to make, and a choice I did not take lightly."
She also announced that she would be counter-programming with a question and answer session online.
"I will be hopping on Instagram Live later this evening to connect with my constituents and follow up with their questions about #SOTU," AOC added.
She is not the only member of Congress boycotting Trump's address.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) also announced she would not be attending Trump's "sham" State of the Union address.
I am not attending tonight’s sham #SOTU https://t.co/U9skFWohse— Ayanna Pressley (@Ayanna Pressley)1580848979.0
This is a deeply personal decision for each member to make, and a choice I did not take lightly. I will be hopping… https://t.co/R1LEABY5wD— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1580848825.0