Senior House Democrat plans to skip Trump’s speech to Congress

A liberal House Democrat from California plans to skip President Donald Trump’s address to Congress Tuesday evening.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, the ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee, told House Democrats at a caucus meeting this morning that she will not attend the speech because she doesn’t think she will be able to control herself, according to Democrats who attended.

“The president is not going to say what I want him to say,” Waters told ABC News in an interview after the meeting. “He’s going to take credit for everything.”

Waters has emerged as one of Trump’s loudest critics on Capitol Hill. She has called his team a “bunch of scumbags” and said he is “leading himself” to impeachment.

Overall, Democrats have little appetite for causing a ruckus similar to the outburst by Rep. Joe Wilson, R-South Carolina, during a 2009 Obama address to legislators. The congressman’s “You lie!” response to a line from Obama about health care was swiftly…

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