Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green gave himself a pat on the back for planning to show up to President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, ending a four-year boycott of the president’s annual speech to Congress.
“February 28, 2017 started my four-year act of civil resistance to the harmful behavior and rhetoric of our 45 th President,” Green said in a statement. “On that date, I refused to attend President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress after the Trump Justice Department withdrew its longstanding claim that the Texas Voter ID law intentionally discriminated against persons of color. As years passed, President Trump’s rhetoric became increasingly incendiary and incitive, culminating on January 6, 2021 with the Capitol insurrection.”
Green, who is in his ninth term in office, was one of the most