Presently 60 Democratic Congress members will not be attending the 58th Presidential Inauguration. New Hampshire representative Annie Kuster however-whose office a group of student journalists visited today- will be attending the long awaited event this Friday.
Kuster, a strong proponent of the need to remain bipartisan, deems it her duty to be present for the presidential process. Her press secretary Nick Brown, and legislative director Justin German, said that despite the Democratic Party’s loss, Kuster remained positive throughout the election.
Coming from a “purple state” Kuster is accustomed to the necessity of working with both sides. She has repeatedly stressed the importance of finding common ground, and is acting on this message during the inauguration; and then again when participating in the Women’s March on Saturday.
The list of Congressional Democrats choosing to not attend the Presidential Inauguration is ever growing. And While Kuster does not disapprove of this decision, her own choice to go, demonstrates the mixture of emotions this year’s election brought about- even among like parties.