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I'm so sick of complaining, but no solving. I don't care if you're conservative or socialist, democrat or republican, white supremacist or human rights activist, green or purple, I just want solutions that work. #Nolabels #ProblemSolvers #Civility #Pragmatism #RadicalCentrism
Let's begin by solving Climate Change with #ClimateSavingAccounts. #CSA's give preferential capital gains tax treatment to green energy companies, thus spurning investment in renewable sources. Soon, there will be so much investment that the Earth's climate will change back.
Everything can be a Savings Account. We've seen #CSA's and of course #HealthSavingsAccounts (via @RealisticDemoc1). We could create #HIPAASA, which would incentivize HIPAA compliance through preferential tax treatment for investing in compliant companies. Same for Infrastructure.
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Mr Lee, an expert in self-serving sanctimony—and bills from hell?—continues to misinform and mislead the public on important voting rights legislation. #ForThePeopleAct #utpol
“The For the People Act would transform our democracy by making it fairer, stronger, and more inclusive. The Brennan Center explains the key provisions of this historic bill:” brennancenter.org/our-work/polic…
Let’s recall the assessment of the late Jon Huntsman, Sr., of extremist Lee in 2014:
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Thank you @SenBillCassidy (R-La).

He has said he’s inclined to support a #Jan6Commission.

Cassidy now agrees with Collins:

"I know it's going to take a little bit of evolution…we could address concerns and make it a lot easier for folks to support it.”
thehill.com/homenews/senat…
2. Senator Cassidy on his historic vote to convict President Trump in Senate impeachment trial.

“Our Constitution and our country is more important than any one person. I voted to convict President Trump because he is guilty.”

#CountryOverParty

cassidy.senate.gov/newsroom/press…
3. “Collins said she wants assurance that Republican commissioners can also hire staff -- something House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she is amenable to.”

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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#GOP senators who voted to #ConvictTrump are being censured by their party. I hope the censure comes in writing, so they can frame it & hang it up in their offices, display it during their re-election campaigns! #BadgeOfCourage! TY senators for the strength of your #convictions!
Those senators who #BrokeRank & voted #CountryOverParty will be respected by all even by #Liberals. At least we know they aren't #Nazi #Traitors so won't think #ItsTheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt if they get elected. They'll be the new face of the rational #GOP
politico.com/news/2021/02/1…
And in the #House, those #Congressmen #BrokeRank with the #MAGANaziParty will emerge as #PartyLeaders, having earned a measure of respect from all Americans, even those who are ideologically opposed. We all know we need an opposition party we just want a rational, principled one!
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🚨BREAKING: Sen. @lisamurkowski said Donald Trump should RESIGN immediately and that if the @GOP cannot separate itself from Trump, she isn’t certain she has a future with the party.💥

FINALLY, a Republican stands up for democracy.

#RemoveTrump #sedition
adn.com/politics/2021/…
🔥Murkowski: “I want him to RESIGN. I want him out. He has caused enough damage.

“He hasn’t been focused on what is going on with #COVID. He’s either been golfing or he’s been inside the Oval Office fuming...
...and throwing every single person who has been loyal and faithful to him under the bus, starting with the @VP. He only wants to stay there for the title...for his ego. He needs to get out. He needs to do the good thing, but I don’t think he’s capable of doing a good thing.”💥
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@tedcruz just announced he is one of the 12 Republicans joining the #SeditionCaucus ... call his office right now and tell him you choose #CountryOverParty

DC: (202) 224-5922
North TX: (214) 599-8749
South TX: (956) 686-7339
Central TX: (512) 916-5834
East TX: (903) 593-5130
@RonJohnsonWI just announced he is one of the 12 Republicans joining the #SeditionCaucus ... call his office right now and tell him you choose #CountryOverParty

DC: (202) 224-5323
Milwaukee: (414) 276-7282
Madison: (608) 240-9629
Oshkosh: (920) 230-7250
@SenatorLankford just announced he is one of the 12 Republicans joining the #SeditionCaucus ... call his office right now and tell him you choose #CountryOverParty

DC: (202) 224-5754
Oklahoma City: (405) 231-4941
Tulsa: (918) 581-7651
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Assuming Trump team appeals the Pennsylvania ruling to SCOTUS, America could really use a solid, current 9-0 #SCOTUS opinion on DEMOCRACY & THE PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER with about 9 separate, but supporting decisions. #POTUS #Congress #CountryOverParty
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Okay. 3rd Circuit Appeals Court has completely rejected Trump claims. Next stop SCOTUS.
Read the ruling via DocumentCloud
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Thank you, @SenBobCorker (former Republican Senator from Tennessee, former Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee).

"Republicans have an obligation when the subject is of such importance to challenge demagoguery and patently false statements."

#CountryOverParty
3. Thank you, @JeffFlake, Senator (R-Arizona) (retired)

#CountryOverParty #Democracy
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#CountryOverParty

NBC collects 11/3-11/4 statements to #CountEveryVote by Republicans

Christie: "All these votes have to be counted that are in."

Sen. Portman: "Ensure that all ballots cast in accordance with state laws are counted. It’s that simple."

nbcnews.com/politics/2020-…
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Sen. Rubio: "The result of the presidential race will be known after every legally cast vote has been counted."

Rep. Kinzinger: "The votes will be counted and you will either win or lose."
3.

Senator Lee: "It's best for everyone to step back from the spin and allow the vote counters to do their job."

Gov. Hogan: "Most Americans really want a free and fair election process, and they want us to count the votes."
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#TheInsiders: A Warning from Former Trump Officials — a CNN special — starts now. Looking forward to hearing from @OliviaTroye and @RickABright on pandemic response.
"I think it’s beyond worry," @RickABright says. "I know that his actions and his words and the things he is doing now are extending the duration and the magnitude of this pandemic."
"I saw Dr. Fauci brief repeatedly," @OliviaTroye says. "I saw people in the room during the meetings — people, senior White House officials — look away and roll their eyes."
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Here is what frustrates me... I respect @BenSasse but myself & other #Republicans who were #NeverTrump from the start have gone through years of being threatened, kicked out of the party, & mocked among other things for what we knew about Trump....

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because we knew what Trump would do not just to the Party, but more importantly America.

We spoke up & out when few would. Because those people (yes @BenSasse included) wanted to win politically at all cost & refused to put #CountryOverParty & backed Trump.

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Now with the impending implosion of Republicans in the #Election2020 there are those who are trying to act like they are ready to lead the party and even America in a post Trump presidency by just now speaking about against Trump... mostly in private, rarely in public.

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Proposal: "There is established in the legislative branch an independent, National Commission On Congressional Rules..." #Congress #CountryOverParty #Democracy #Constitution #Dems #GOP
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. . .whose purpose shall be to review, revise, amend and establish baseline rules of proceedings for the U.S. House and Senate to fulfill the requirements of Article I, Section 5...
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. . .The Commission shall establish rules of proceedings designed to establish rational, unbiased decision making and to encourage true bipartisanship in fulfilling the Congressional responsibilities in developing legislation...
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COVID-19 is considered a pre-existing condition. At the State of the Union in 2018 Donald Trump said and there is video to prove this, that he has a health care plan ready to go and will protect people with pre-existing conditions. Public record shows he’s been trying to strike
It down before, during and after. #MoscowMitchMcConnell refused to let Merrick Garlands nomination be heard because election was 9 moths away. Well it’s only 46 days before Election Day and minutes after the passing of the Honorable RBG McTreason announced moving forward with a
Nominee. Hypocrisy, injustice, criminality, pathological lying, lining their pockets with tax payer money, PROTECTING RUSSIA While DENIGRATING OUR VETERANS AND MILITARY.... How can ANY DECENT AMERICAN EVEN CONSIDER VOTING FOR THIS GOP!!!
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I appreciate @MittRomney's #CountryOverParty stance in opposing #RonJohnson's Biden-Burisma probe as political exercise due, in part, to Johnson's own statements to media.

But note:

Johnson was clearly talking also about his other probes in service of Trump campaign👇 Image
2. And as @AndrewDesiderio correctly reports with today's vote:

"Wednesday’s vote represents a significant escalation of the Senate ... Committee’s probes targeting President Donald Trump’s political foes — less than 50 days before Election Day."

politico.com/news/2020/09/1…
3/3. Links:

Earlier Politico report by @kyledcheney:

"Besieged on all sides, Ron Johnson says his probe 'would certainly' help Trump win reelection"
politico.com/news/2020/08/1…

Johnson's statement to local news media (5:00-8:05 for context):
player.fm/series/justice…
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#CountryOverParty moment, again, by Senator @MittRomney.

A critical vote on Committee, Romney opposes #RonJohnson's attempt to subpoena on Burisma probe.

Romney:

“had the earmarks of a political exercise"

“not the legitimate role of government for Congress or for taxpayer”
2. @AndrewDesiderio has more details on the votes.

Romney voted in favor of 3 other motions for depositions and subpoenas on separate Johnson investigation.

3. New twist here.

@AndrewDesiderio reporting: In Johnson's Biden-Burisma investigation, "Bridget Brink agreed to testify voluntarily, so a subpoena was no longer necessary."
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THREAD: On Partisanship, Authoritarianism, and Post-Trump political relations.

-Inspired by the @ProjectLincoln podcast with @anneapplebaum

1/ Historically, single party rule has ended badly, whether power was seized from the left or the right.
2/ When a citizen always votes for the same political party they are enabling single-party rule and allowing that party to be increasingly corrupt and authoritarian. There are times when ALL citizens are called on to put #CountryOverParty.
3/ We are in a time when we need Republicans of conscience to vote for @JoeBiden. There are times when Democracy itself is at stake. This is one of those times. If you vote for Trump and his obvious abuses of power, you are explicitly supporting authoritarianism.
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The fallout from COVID-19 will ring loudly in the annals of history as a stark reminder of this administration’s gross incompetence & utter malfeasance. The stakes couldn’t be higher in November. For our republic’s sake, we will put #CountryOverParty & campaign for @JoeBiden. Image
We invite all principled College Republicans & right-leaning students from campuses across the country to join our movement. We will not stand for the erosion of the rule of law, Constitutional violations, unchecked executive power, attacks on the judiciary, & the denigration of
our pluralistic and multiethnic society. We must restore the soul of the nation and repair the fraying social bonds that bind us together as Americans. We believe Vice President Joe Biden, a man who has overcome unspeakable personal adversity to serve his fellow Americans, is the
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LONG THREAD For my @projectlincoln friends & other interested parties my #coronavirus story continues-a story that has become both hysterically funny&incredibly hard. Don’t tell me not to “politicize” things – this is real life. For many reasons we have to get Mom & Dad home.../1
85 & 83 yrs old, #parkinsonsdisease #dementia & other conditions. Mom too weak 2 walk. No clear guidelines on how 2 keep them safe. Rented an #RV for a 1200 mi drive hoping to control their exposure. Tried 2 prepare the #RV for all potential needs. 2/
Have you ever put a sheet on a heavy foam mattress that's shoved between the bathroom wall & the kitchen? It’s like trying to put stockings on an elephant.Upside down.Stocked the fridge, have masks&gloves, praying for clear roads.Biggest issue is Mom’s confusion&increased fear /3
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Thanks to Mayor de Blasio

His awfulness on coronavirus allows us to show that criticism of political leaders is about failures to keep us safe—not about political parties.

The latest by this Democratic mayor is an indictment of him.

#CountryOverParty

mediaite.com/news/bill-de-b…
2. In case you haven’t been paying close attention to de Blasio’s mishandling of COVID-19. Here’s some more reading:

nytimes.com/2020/03/16/nyr…
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Powerful letter.

From: 60 former federal prosecutors, all alumni of US Attorney's Office for DC

To: Acting head of the office Tim Shea

RE: Political interference of Barr, Trump; need to assert independence

(@hsu_spencer reporting)
washingtonpost.com/local/legal-is…
2. The "letter was drafted independently by assistants to former U.S. attorneys Earl J. Silbert—an appointee of Richard Nixon ... and Thomas A. Flannery, another Nixon appointee..."

#CountryOverParty
3. Former prosecutors to Tim Shea:

Barr and Trump's actions "have created the perception that political interest has been married to substantive prosecutorial decisions at the highest level, and that the Office no longer is able, nor can it be trusted, to act independently."👇
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I'm a registered Independent. I used to be a Republican. I used to believe that people were inherently good, and that government was the last thing anyone needed in their lives. /1
We want to trust that corporations, people, government... they'll just do the right thing. We want to believe that there's an innate moral compass that guides all decisions, pushing everyone toward some ultimate common good. /2
Each party has their version of achieving this goal outwardly. Republicans want morality to come from society, the individual to make something of themselves, the communities to hold each other up, the companies to be the epicenter of progress. /3
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As voters, we must demand the highest standards from the leaders who we ourselves helped elect. We must take back the power of our individual voices.

bit.ly/39ZCts8

#impeachment #impeachmenttrial #MWEG #fullandfair #fullandfairtrial #beawitness #countryoverparty
We are Republicans. We are Democrats. We are Independents and the unaffiliated. Our combined voices represent the majority of American voters, and we are frustrated by politicians who weaponize our two-party system as a means to consolidate and maintain political power.
Hyperpartisanship makes enemies of fellow citizens and insulates leaders from the natural and legal consequences of their actions. When this happens, we all lose. bit.ly/2s9n1Zo
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Guys. Listen up. 🐮 I’m on a flimsy soapbox. 🐮You’ve got 4 of the most experienced GOP operatives wanting to help you elect Democrats. There’s no catch. They’ve been standing up to Trump for years. They’ve missed opportunities to earn some nice wages from GOP candidates1/3
They’re good at this. They want to elect Dems. They want to burn Trumpism to the ground and salt the earth. They’re not sitting around lecturing. They’ve got professional reputations on the line. (Pledging sacred honor?) 🐮2/3
There’s no catch. They’re principled, know how to win elections. Some day, we’re going to need another party. They don’t want the party of Trump. Let’s join hands and take America back! In a few years we can go back to arguing about taxes. I vouch for them.#CountryOverParty 3/X
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It's astonishing to me that these 23 GOP House Republicans are slated to vote against impeachment on Wednesday, despite the fact that they are leaving the House after the next election.

Hard to believe that most of these Reps aren't leaving because of Trump's strong-arm tactics.
🇺🇸 Why not #DoTheRightThing and vote to impeach Trump before he does more damage to our country?

Why not?

You're leaving!

Trump cannot touch you anymore.

If you or your family are being threatened, get protection now.

#CountryOverParty
🔎 Remember, when this is all over, everyone will find out what's really going on.

🔍 Vote the way you want to be remembered for your public service; NOT the way Trump wants you to vote.

#DoTheRightThing
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