PRESIDENT | Donald Trump’s effective use of Twitter throughout the campaign and the presidential transition dominated headlines. On the day of Trump’s inauguration as the nation’s 45th president, many East Bay elected officials used the same social media site to express themselves, sometimes with melancholy and, in other instances, with defiance.
Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta, on the other hand, needed a moment of zen before beginning the fight to oppose Trump’s potential policies in the state assembly.
Nature’s wonders– saw this today and really needed it! pic.twitter.com/jGRkxeNrrU
— Rob Bonta (@RobBonta) January 20, 2017
Rep. Barbara Lee, who was one of 60 House Democrats who boycotted the inauguration and one of the first, continued her opposition. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Rep. Ro Khanna and Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk offered similar sentiments.
No matter the opposition, I am prepared to defend our nation & its fundamental values on day one of the Trump presidency.
— Barbara Lee (@BLeeForCongress) January 20, 2017
Now more than ever is the time to go in hard on the things we believe in and what we know is right. #Inauguration https://t.co/tJiqIBP3KM
— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) January 20, 2017
I vow to protect immigrants, fight for equal rights, ensure health care for all. Will resist any efforts by Trump to upend this.
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) January 20, 2017
For the next 4 years and beyond, we will work to be a light to the nation.
— Bill Quirk (@AsmBillQuirk) January 20, 2017
Rep. Eric Swalwell, attended the inauguration as part of the House Democratic leadership, while wearing a button vowing to defend the Affordable Care Act.
On #inaug2017 platform proudly wearing #ProtectOurCare button. The fight to keep ALL OF US healthy starts now. Count me in. pic.twitter.com/jR9o7Vy8d3
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 20, 2017