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Oct 5, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Me when I hear Mitch McConnell’s voice
McConnell says that the Senate is voting to “make a statement” that “uncorroborated allegations can’t be used to ruin an American’s life”
Oct 5, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
“My apologies for flying into an emotional rage while reading my emotional rage-filled prepared remarks”
“In the heat of the moment I said things I shouldn’t have said that were already neatly typed up”
Sep 27, 2018 • 26 tweets • 3 min read
Grassley both-sidesing right off the bat: “Both Dr. Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh have had a terrible couple of weeks.” Did Kavanaugh have to move out of his home due to death threats or...?
Grassley digging in on Feinstein keeping Dr. Blasey Ford’s letter confidential, right in front of Dr. Ford WHO REQUESTED FEINSTEIN DO SO, and not at all subtly implying that Democrats leaked the letter to media.
Sep 14, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
The White House tried to downplay the allegation against Kavanaugh as an “11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation,” yet Judiciary Republicans knew about it for long enough to be able to round up and get a letter from 65 women he went to high school with. 🤔
If you’re wondering how this could happen: both agencies are under DHS, and this level of corruption is much easier to get away with when you create a massive umbrella agency with little oversight, and absorb/create a bunch of smaller agencies into it.
We are back here at the Capitol to #StopKavanaugh, until 8pm tonight in front of the Russell building. Get here!
Judith Howell with SEIU, passionately, how dangerous Kavanagh is for workers.
Sep 5, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Can the people who want Dems to walk out of this hearing so Kavanaugh’s confirmation will be remembered as flouting all norms and procedures name the three Trump cabinet members who were voted out of committee with zero Democratic votes just 19 months ago, without googling?
People don’t tend to pay much attention or remember when historic violations of norms happen behind closed doors with no witnesses and no opposition. That’s where Republicans thrive.
Sep 4, 2018 • 10 tweets • 5 min read
.@ilyseh kicks things off at the Capitol protest to #StopKavanaugh, to Chuck Grassley: “sorry democratic voices are getting in the way of your scheme to steal our court from the people.” 👏🏼
Three brave women now sharing their abortion stories and highlighting how legal, safe abortion is at risk if we don’t #StopKavanaugh
Sep 4, 2018 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Grassley now says they will go through the weekends if Democrats attempt to delay the hearings in any way. #StopKavanaugh
Grassley: “I have been patient and listened to people who have not been recognized because I want this to be a peaceful and fair process”
Quorum calls are routinely used to create garbage time for the clerk to slooowly call roll and leave Senators to discuss/negotiate/otherwise delay votes. If there are 50 Repubs on the floor and they all want to confirm Kavanaugh, not one has reason to delay with a quorum call.
Aug 16, 2018 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
If anyone ever tries to argue with you that white feminism isn’t a real thing, just point them to the gross display Amy Siskind has been putting on for the past few days.
Amy’s playing white feminism coverall bingo and killing it. *stefon voice* this public meltdown has everything
1. The unprecedented protection neo-Nazis continue to receive from police is unconscionable. I am from DC, have lived here my whole adulthood and have never seen a protestor group tended to the way these white supremacists have been.
2. @wmata has some explaining to do. After repeatedly stating that K*ssler & his Nazi pals wouldn’t get special treatment from Metro, all 20 or so of them (lol) got their own train car to ride to Foggy Bottom. Portions of Foggy Bottom’s platform were blocked so they could exit.
Aug 2, 2018 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
Here’s the interesting thing about this political moment: men pretending that women haven’t been full-throatedly screaming about & mobilizing against YEARS of attacks on Roe because they’d rather act like we didn’t do/aren’t doing enough than admit they just weren’t listening.
Repro rights groups were & are at the forefront of the fight for justice in statehouses, in Congress, in the courts. If those battle cries didn’t make it into your echo chamber—and if you aren’t working now to help mobilize for the biggest fight of all—that’s entirely on you.
Jul 23, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
This is the political equivalent of being invited into someone’s home and demanding they gut and remodel it because you don’t like one of the bedrooms. Just hang out in a different part of the house.
The Democratic party has spent too many years and too many resources trying to appease passersby like Comey at the expense of the people who built the house. Not anymore. You’re welcome inside, but you don’t get to dictate how every wing of the house is decorated.
Jul 22, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
This is a common misconception. Dems actually don’t need to be united as any specific one thing to win; the GOP will frame them as wacky socialists no matter how centrist the candidates (see: Conor Lamb). Dems can & should run as far left as their districts’ compositions allow.
In some places that will look like Conor Lamb; in others it’ll look like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Let voters decide who they think will best represent them rather than trying to impose some arbitrary national standard meant to appease the GOP, who will attack us no matter what.
Jul 22, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Imagine being Jim Comey and thinking you’re in a position to give *anyone* advice right now
“How to Save the Republic,” by The Guy Who Helped Destroy It
Jul 16, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
This is a fun Mad Lib! Impossible to guess who POLITICAL PARTY 1 and [GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION] could possibly be
U.S. Person 1 is in big trouble.
Jul 14, 2018 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
Something was bugging me about the September '16 hack of the DNC analytics (beyond that it would give an opponent much of what they'd need to figure out who to target & with what).
What was it? A couple weeks later, the Trump campaign abruptly & massively shifted their ad buys.
It's not uncommon for a candidate to make some changes wrt advertising targets in the final weeks of a campaign, but in my experience a ~25% shift because you've suddenly identified "new battlegrounds" is...not typical (this was Trump's senior comms adviser).
Jun 13, 2018 • 13 tweets • 6 min read
Good morning. Here is a thread with some actions you can take to help migrant children, separated families, and families seeking asylum who are currently being imprisoned by the government.
Donate to @asylumadvocacy (Asylum Seekers Advocacy Project), or sign up to volunteer if you're a lawyer, law student, or interpreter. ASAP runs essential programs including a a legal emergency room, & uses a remote representation model to reach detainees. asylumadvocacy.org/get-involved/