Courtesy of The Hill:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be in attendance at President Trump's first State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Ginsburg is scheduled to be at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island for her speaking tour on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.
While Ginsburg has been critical of Trump in the past, her talk at the university was announced last August.
Ginsburg did not attend Trump's address to Congress last year after attending all eight of former President Obama's addresses.
Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas also did not attend Trump's address.
Mandatory attendance of course is not expected of Supreme Court Justices, but they do typically make an appearance.
Of course Ginsberg and Trump have had a notoriously strained relationship.
Personally I do not blame Ginsburg, you could not get me there at gunpoint.Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot - resign!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2016
And as it turns out there are a lot of other people with better things to do that night as well.
Such as hold their own Hollywood version of the SOTU for instance:
Mark Ruffalo and a bevy of Hollywood fixtures — including director Michael Moore, “The View’s” Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and “Sex and the City’s” Cynthia Nixon — are participating in a star-studded counter-event to President Trump’s State of the Union.
The so-called “People’s State of the Union” will be held on Monday, the night before Trump’s address to Congress on Jan. 30.
Ruffalo, one of Trump’s most outspoken Hollywood critics, told People magazine that the alternative event will be “a better reflection of our state of the union based on a more populist point of view, based on the people’s point of view."
"I think it’s important because we have a president who has a difficult time with the truth, who has a radical, divisive agenda, and spends an enormous amount of time focusing on the negative and hopelessness and despair,” the Oscar-nominated actor said.
The function, hosted by We Stand United, MoveOn.org Political Action and Stand Up America, will also reportedly feature comedian Wanda Sykes, actress Kathy Najimy, singer Andra Day and rapper Common.
Oh yeah, that sounds like a lot more fun.
Wouldn't it be a kick in the ass if Ginsburg managed to get out of her Rhode Island gig early and showed up to this People's State of the Union event?
Oh yeah the orange tinted Twitter fingers would certainly be maniacally tapping away then.