New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman won’t attend Trump inauguration

A New Jersey congresswoman says that she will not attend inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Donald Trump this weekend, but will hold an interfaith prayer vigil

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman appears in an undated

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman appears in an undated photo. She says she won't attend the Trump inauguration, but will hold an interfaith prayer service instead. (Credit: File photo)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK - A New Jersey congresswoman says that she will not attend inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Donald Trump this weekend, but will hold an interfaith prayer vigil instead.

Democrat Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman says she will hold the special event at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton on Friday and participate in Trenton’s Women’s March on Saturday.

"The constituents of the New Jersey's 12th District is a cross section of the many groups and millions of Americans that this incoming Administration has turned its back on,” Rep. Watson Coleman said in a statement.

The statement continued, “Our nation is founded on democracy and inclusion that unfortunately our president-elect refuses to represent. I can think of no more important place to be than supporting my constituents and renewing my energy to fight for their freedoms.”

The vigil will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday. It is open to all members of the public.

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