WASHINGTON – Lisa Shin is one of Donald Trump’s most ardent New Mexico supporters and even spoke on his behalf from the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last summer. But the Los Alamos optometrist didn’t plan on traveling to the president-elect’s inaugural celebration in Washington this weekend, figuring it would be an expensive logistical hassle. Then, a few weeks ago, a fancy envelope arrived in the mail.
“It was a very special invitation asking for the honor of my presence,” Shin recalled in a Journal interview this week. “I got two tickets to the inauguration, the swearing-in ceremony, the welcome concert, the parade and inaugural ball. I’ve always dreamed of going to an inaugural ball. “I just couldn’t pass it up – I couldn’t say no,” Shin said. “I’m really, really excited.”
Governor, Albuquerque mayor, congressional delegation plan to attend. Shin is among hundreds of New Mexicans traveling to Washington for Trump’s inaugural festivities, which include the Republican president-elect’s swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Friday morning. The forecast calls for temperatures in the low 50s and a possibility of light rain.