Bonnie Watson Coleman will not attend. She joins a list of 55 Democrats planning to skip the speech; that list includes senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse and Patrick Leahy. House members boycotting include John Lewis, James Clyburn, John Conyers, Donna Edwards, Keith Ellison, Raúl Grijalva, Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Rep. Donald Payne Jr. was still on the fence earlier today. Dem members of the NJ delegation sending clear messages that they will show up are both our senators Menendez and Booker, and Rep. Donald Norcross. (The Hill has a whip list).
The Congressional Black Caucus made clear early they see Netanyahu’s acceptance of Boehner’s invitation as disrespect to Pres. Obama. Cory Booker is the only CBC member in the Senate; he’ll attend. BWC, the newest member, will not.
Her statement, on the jump: