Trump official rips Democrats skipping inauguration: 'Put your big boy pants on'



Trump transition team vice chairman Sean Duffy on Tuesday blasted Democrats who are skipping this Friday's inauguration, saying, "Donald Trump won, you may not like him... but show up... Put your big boy pants on."

"We're all Americans," Duffy said on CNN's "New Day." "You know what? I was not thrilled, it was a very depressing day in 2008 and 2012 in the Duffy household when President Obama won re-election."

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He continued: "We weren't happy, but guess what? We go to the inauguration maybe with a heavy heart but as part of this American process that Republicans and Democrats come together as one America and transition peacefully."

Duffy said he is "disappointed" that so many Democrats plan to skip the swearing-in of Donald Trump as president, comparing the no-shows to a little kid getting a juice box and a trophy regardless of winning or losing.

More than 40 Democratic members of Congress plan on skipping the inauguration, according to the Washington Post.

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Rep. Keith Ellison

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U.S. Congressman John Lewis

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Rep. Ruben Gallego

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Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

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Representative Mark Takano

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Rep. Yvette Clarke

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US Representative Ted Lieu

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler

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 Rep. Raul Grijalva

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U.S. Rep. John Conyers

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 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman

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 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier

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Rep. Nydia Velazquez

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Rep. Kurt Schrader

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 Rep. William Lacy Clay

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 Rep. Barbara Lee 

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 Jose Serrano

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Rep. Judy Chu

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez  

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Rep. Jared Huffman

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 Catherine Cortez Masto

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer

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Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C.

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Rep. Al Green, D-Texas

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 Rep. Adriano Espaillat

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Rep. Jerry McNerney

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 Rep.-elect Pramila Jayapal

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 Rep. Mark Pocan

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 Marcia Fudge

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Rep. Dwight Evans, D-Pa.

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Representative Maxine Waters

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Rep. Don Beyer

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Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif

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Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)

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Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)

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Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-California

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Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-California

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-California

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Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pa.

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Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-California

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Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Penn.

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Rep. Chellie Pingree

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Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-California

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Rep. Katherine Clark

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Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.

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Rep. Juan Vargas, D-California

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Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H.

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Rep. Darren Soto

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Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore.

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.

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Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas

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Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash.

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Rep. Alcee Hastings (R) of Florida

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Rep. Grace Meng, D-NY.

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Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill.

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Rep. Dan Lipinski, R-Ill.

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Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-N.Y.

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Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky.

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Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md.

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Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.

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Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.

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Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)

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Rep. Donald Payne Jr.

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Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa.

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Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill.

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