WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – More than 30 members of Congress plan to skip President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration this Friday.READ MORE: Miss USA Asya Branch Could Make History In Sunday's Miss Universe Competition At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino
The boycott comes amid an ongoing feud between Trump and Democratic Congressman John Lewis.
Tensions escalated after Trump lashed out at the Civil Rights hero after he called his presidency illegitimate because of Russian interference. Trump fired back on Twitter.
Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017
mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2017READ MORE: Kid Reporter Damon Weaver, Who Interviewed Obama At White House, Has Died At 23
The spat prompted many House Democrats to say that they will skip the inauguration.
“When you look at the fact that nothing has changed since the campaign, you know, I don’t think that’s something I need to do in terms of celebrating,” said Rep. Barbara Lee/D-Oakland, California.
The president-elect sought to mend relations with the African American community on Monday by meeting with Doctor Martin Luther King Junior’s son.
“He said that, that he is going to represent Americans. He said that over and over again,” said King III as he exited Trump Tower in New York.
Rep. Lewis marked the national holiday honoring Dr. King without mentioning Trump.
“When you see something that is not right,” said Lewis, “You have a moral obligation to do something and not be quiet.”MORE NEWS: Goodwill Ambassador Volunteers Get Specialized Training Ahead Of Miami Beach's Busy Holiday Weekend
On Tuesday, president elect’s cabinet nominees for the Dept. of Education and Dept. of the Interior will be grilled on Capitol Hill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s pushing to confirm several of Trump’s cabinet picks shortly after he is sworn in as the nations 45th president.