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Skipped Trump's inauguration in protest

When Donald Trump was sworn in as president in 2017, Warrensville Heights Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge skipped his inauguration in protest. Fudge can be a sharp-tongued partisan - she called for Trump's impeachment during his first year in office and read a letter on the House of Representatives floor that called Trump supporters "racist, steeped in religious beliefs, ignorant, or, as my mother used to say, just plain dumb."
Source: The Cleveland Plain-Dealer on Biden Cabinet , Dec 13, 2020

Co-founded a Congressional Rock and Roll Caucus

She co-founded a Congressional Rock and Roll Caucus that hosts periodic Capitol Hill events to highlight the work of Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Source: The Cleveland Plain-Dealer on Biden Cabinet , Dec 13, 2020

A Cabinet position is not a consolation prize

Q: Do you feel this HUD appointment is a consolation prize, as opposed to getting the Agriculture Secretary job that you wanted?

A: No, I don't think so. You can't even say that a Cabinet position can be a consolation prize. No Cabinet position can be a consolation prize. I am more than honored and pleased and humbled to be asked to be in the Cabinet of a president that I think is going to make such significant change. And mind you, I can help poor people as much at HUD as I could at Ag.

Source: The Cleveland Plain-Dealer on Biden Cabinet , Dec 10, 2020

Question Trump on Emoluments clause.

Fudge signed questioning Trump on Emoluments clause

Excerpts from Letter from 17 Senators to Trump Organization: The Trump Organization's continuing financial relationship with President Trump raises concerns about whether it is a pass-through for income that violates the Constitution's two Emoluments Clauses: Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 on foreign Emoluments; and Article II, Clause 7 on domestic Emoluments. Please answer the following questions to help Congress understand:

Legal Analysis: (Cato Institute, "Emoluments Clause vs. Trump Empire," 11/29/16): The wording of the Emoluments clause points one way to resolution: Congress can give consent, as it did in the early years of the Republic to presents received by Ben Franklin. It can decide what it is willing to live with in the way of Trump conflicts. If it misjudges public opinion, it will pay a political price at the next election.

FOIA argument: (ACLU Center for Democracy, "FOIA Request," 1/19/17): We filed our first Freedom of Information Act request of the Trump Era, seeking documents relating President Trump's conflicts of interest relating to his business connections. When Trump took the oath of office, he didn't take the steps necessary to ensure that he and his family's business interests comply with the Constitution. Some have even argued that upon taking the oath of office, the new president is already violating the Emoluments Clause.

Source: Letter from 17 Senators 17LTR-EMOL on May 18, 2017

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