Mitt Romney made known that he wouldn't watch President Barack Obama's inauguration on television from his La Jolla, CA home. And MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell is none too happy about it.
A Romney aide told NBC the former MA governor and his wife Ann had "no big plans" to take in the DC spectacle on the tube. Romney's absence from the event itself was notable, as it made him the first losing candidate not to attend since 1989, when then-MA Gov. Michael Dukakis didn't attend George H.W. Bush's swearing-in.
Romney's decision to not watch on television, O'Donnell said, was an "understandable choice to not come here [to Capitol Hill] especially if you're not a man of Washington...I get that, but I don't get why you have to take that extra step and say 'I'm not gonna watch.'"
Host Rachel Maddow said by making it known he wasn't going to watch, Romney was "making himself the story."