U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, will also attend the inauguration. He said he thinks elected representatives not attending to inaugural is “terrible” and respect is due to both the president and president-elect.

“You should respectfully attend,” Bost said. “If you choose to protest by not attending, I think it’s a shame for what you’re doing to try to unite this nation back (together) after a brutal election process.”