Va. Democrats Threaten to Boycott Historic State Event over Trump Invite

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has invited President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to a commemoration of the 400thanniversary of the first meeting of representative government in the United States. Northam’s fellow Democrats are now threatening to boycott the event. On July 30, 1619, the Virginia General Assembly convened for the first time in Jamestown. The Virginia Company, a private company with a royal charter, had appointed Sir George Yeardley as governor of the 12-year-old colony with instructions to bring together a legislative body to create “just Laws for the happy guiding” of the people. The first