Rep. Donald McEachin won’t attend inauguration

Donald McEachin (D) - Candidate for US House, Virginia 4th District

NORFOLK, Va. – Rep. Donald McEachin won’t be attending the inauguration, his office announced on Wednesday.

“I have never seen a campaign that was based on so much hatred,” a statement for the newly elected congressman said. McEachin replaced Randy Forbes and is a democrat representing the fourth district, which includes¬†Chesapeake, parts of Suffolk, and areas west of Hampton Roads.

McEachin says the recent back and forth between Trump and Rep. John Lewis was the final straw. “He insults and denigrates a man who is a true hero,” he wrote. “I have a train ticket, but unfortunately, it has come to this.”

McEachin joins dozens of other Democratic members of congress who are skipping the inauguration.