Anti-Trump 'Women in White' spectacle falls flat
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 11:06
The women in the House Democratic Caucus wore white in honor of women's suffrage at the joint session of Congress on Tuesday. "We will not go back".
Many of the House Democratic Women's Working Group's 66 members, including New York Congresswomen Yvette Clarke, Carolyn Maloney, Grace Meng and Nydia Velazquez, were among the silent protesters.
As Townhall noted: "Unbelievably, a handful of Democratic women who had dressed in white (for reasons hard to understand) to protest the president, remained seated at [Trump's] mention of our soldiers".
She once again wore a white suit to Trump's inauguration, which she attended with her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
They also wore white to show support for Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, abortion and birth control rights, equal pay, paid leave, affordable child care - and basically to support "lives free from fear and violence", a statement from the working group read.
On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump stood in front of the joint members of Congress and delivered a speech that was surprisingly devoid of spluttering, anti-media invective and cries of "fake news" to a room full of sycophants and stony-faced detractors.
While Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) will be in attendance, he made sure to share before the event that he thinks Trump's speech will be "far less important than past presidents' addresses".
She also wore the color for her final debate with Trump.
All deliberate looks that fall into the suffragette colour scheme, according to the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage.
Democratic lawmakers in at least 30 states will propose legislative initiatives this week created to address the working-class voters who favored Donald Trump.
Purple is the look of "loyalty, constancy to goal, unswerving steadfastness to a cause". "We're not going to wave signs", she says.