"Republicans by and large were the loyal opposition to President Obama during his tenure in the White House, because that is our role in partisan politics," Mr. Angelo said. "You did not see Republicans marching down the street, calling Obama's victory illegitimate, chanting that he was not their president. I've accepted Obama as my president for the last eight years. I certainly have differences with him, but not to the point that I took to the streets, engaging in histrionics."
Mr. Angelo, who will be attending a presidential inauguration for the first time, said the Log Cabin Republicans are keeping an eye out on security for the group's Saturday tea party, but he doesn't plan on letting the protests spoil the weekend.