by Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News
While some California lawmakers are boycotting the presidential inauguration, Republicans from the Golden State — headed by Fil-Am community campaign leader Rachel Gunther — are going to Washington DC to see President-elect Donald Trump take his oath of office.
The group sent us this video as they were boarding their plane early Wednesday morning.
“We’re ready. We’re super excited, and we can’t wait to get there,” said Gunther.
“I’m excited. I haven’t been in a plane since 2005. I’m doing this for Mr. Trump,” said Gunther’s friend.
Gunther, who served as Los Angeles County co-chair for the Donald Trump – Mike Pence campaign, has a ticket for the inauguration. But her group will be attending more than just the inauguration and the after-parties.
“We’re going to congressman Ed Royce’s reception dinner at his house, and then tomorrow, hopefully, we’ll be able to get our tickets early and do some sight seeing,” she said. “We can’t wait to wear our beautiful dresses and meet him. Super excited.”
About a million people — the same as the 2012 inauguration — are expected to travel to the nation’s capital for the inauguration and other festivities.
While President Trump supporters eagerly flock to Washington DC for Friday’s inauguration, large groups of anti-Trump activists — ranging from Democrats to feminists, and undocumented immigrants — will also heading to the nation’s capital to join to the anti-Trump protests.