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I’ve observed Colorado @SenCoryGardner since his election. What I’ve seen has left me dismayed. Rather than building bipartisan bridges to get things done, Cory became a supine Trump yes-man. There are 1000s reasons he shouldn’t be re-elected. Here are 101: #VoteCoryOut #COsen
#1: Even though he was elected by the narrowest of margins in 2014 in a state that has since voted for Hillary in 2016 & a democratic state govt trifecta in 2018, Cory continues to act as if he has a mandate from the white nationalist alt-right. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
#2: Cory Gardner has consistently voted for the extreme Trump agenda. During the 2019-2020 Congress, he’s voted with Trump over 90% of the time. During Trump’s 1st two years, Cory’s voting record was over 95% in line with Trump. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
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ALERT: You may hear reports that @CBPSouthTexas is releasing hundreds of immigrants & asylum seekers from detention in the Rio Grande Valley, including dozens of children. We are monitoring the situation. Follow along for more information as this situation develops #RGV
What we know: @CBPSouthTexas claims that their processing centers are full because ICE refuses to take any more transfers. Because of this they have no choice but to release hundreds of people to the bus station and humanitarian centers. We have reason to believe this is not true
In last year’s family separation crisis, @CBP and @DHSgov sent parents apprehended in South Texas all over the country because of alleged spacing issues. There is nothing to indicate that things are different now in terms of capacity.
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This is about so much more than Trump’s wall

It’s about the Constitutional limits of executive power; a showdown over who controls our government; whether Republicans will stand up for themselves or meekly follow Trump; and a struggle for who we want to be

#TrumpVeto

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We all know the predicate

Trump declares a national emergency because we have a “humanitarian crisis” at our southern border

He claims we need a wall to stop undocumented immigrants, illegal drugs and human trafficking

We also know this is a lie

#FakeNationalEmergency
Border crossings are at historic lows

Most drugs come in through legal ports

People coming here are mainly families, not criminals

And a wall won’t solve these problems

But WOULD mark intolerance for immigrants consistent with Trump’s racist comments that Mexicans are rapists
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Wow

Where to even start

First, you’re not speaker any more

And your party’s “ideas” were so soundly rejected during the midterm elections that you lost an historic 40 seats

But let’s go a little deeper. Let’s look at Trump’s “accomplishments” and see if we are “better off”
With Trump and the GOP gutting the ACA and fighting Medicaid expansion, people who pay for healthcare are certainly #NotBetterOff

But healthcare and drug companies, and people that own them, sure are. Just ask your friend Chris Collins.

healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hbl…
The millions adversely affected by the #GOPTaxScam are #NotBetterOff

On the other hand, all the companies and wealthy CEOs who used the tax cut to buy back stocks and become richer were probably thrilled

npr.org/2019/02/14/693…
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#CallToAction

There are two votes expected to happen tomorrow, 3/14:

1) Senate - Resolution Terminating Trump's Fake National Emergency

2) House - Mueller Transparency Resolution

Details for each CTA below.
The resolution to terminate Trump's #FakeNationalEmergency now heads to the Senate.

Every senator should be putting country over party and opposing this dangerous move to cede more power to Trump — and yours need to hear from you. Call now: 888-517-1661.
House Dems will vote on a resolution calling for the public release of the #Mueller report whenever the special counsel finishes his work.

Call your MOCs NOW & urge them to support the Mueller #Transparency Resolution when it goes to the House floor on Thursday, (202) 224-3121.
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Why have a Congress if the President can declare a 'National Emergency' to override its legislative authority? Does this not make us a dictatorship....or an autocracy?

Yes, National Emergencies have been declared in the past and 31 are still in effect; 1/7 #FakeTrumpEmergency
Only twice have Presidents spent money without legislative approval and both were for NEW events, not existing situations where Congress wouldn't give them what they wanted. By the way, the Presidents were George H.W. Bush (Iraq invasion of Kuwait) & George W. Bush (9/11). 2/7
NEVER has a President declared a National Emergency & taken funds from other projects because they were told, "No."

The dangers if Trump gets his way:

1. A precedent will be set that the President has unlimited powers, superseding what the American people want.
3/7
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Now that we have a #FakeTrumpEmergency on our hands, what do WE CITIZENS do to thwart #KingTrump? Do we March? Do we storm the Bastille? Do we bug out for Canada? For Mars?

--a compilation thread of stuff I've blathered hither & thither

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So, first, what's likely to happen now that he's declared his #FakeTrumpEmergency, wrt to actions in Congress. Our immediate actions:

LOTS OF CALLING OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS.

LOTS

REPEATEDLY

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Here's @IndivisibleTeam's guide to what happened, exactly (including what's in the bill) & what you can do. Includes script to use when calling your Electeds. Which you should be doing NOW.

Text MOBILIZE to 977-79 for updates.

#FAKENationalEmergency
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indivisible.org/resource/trump…
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Trump’s declaration of a national emergency is contrived & without factual basis. He even admitted he "didn't need to do it." It's an autocratic move--unconstitutional. Trump cannot make appropriation decisions; that's Congress' constitutional power. 1/3

#FakeNationalEmergency
There's already strong bipartisan pushback against Trump. Congress will use the statutory process to terminate the declaration. Lawsuits have been or are about to be filed--@Public_Citizen, @CREWcrew, @AGBecerra, @protctdemocracy, @ACLU. 2/3

#RuleOfLaw

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Even if Trump can show that the declaration is constitutional, legally, he must show that using the funds is for the "national defense." There’s little chance he can convince the courts of this.

This wall will never happen. 3/3

#ChecksAndBalances

vox.com/2019/2/15/1822…
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"Remember back when we were still trying to figure out who was really running the Trump ship?" | @Dahlialithwick @Slate

#StephenMiller #NationalEmergency #FakeNationalEmergency #TrumpFakeEmergency #FakeTrumpEmergency
slate.com/news-and-polit…
PART 1 Who Is Stephen Miller @nowthisnews | "The demented champion of Trump’s recent wall-building hostage spree." @Dahlialithwick @Slate

#StephenMiller #NationalEmergency #FakeNationalEmergency #TrumpFakeEmergency #FakeTrumpEmergency
PART 2 Who Is Stephen Miller @nowthisnews | "He was the cruel visionary behind the family-separation policy—which he gleefully crowed about." | @Dahlialithwick @Slate

#StephenMiller #NationalEmergency #FakeNationalEmergency #TrumpFakeEmergency #FakeTrumpEmergency
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Trump: Day 756
-Declares Fake National Emergency
-Admits He "Didn't Need to Do This"
-Claims 2 "Hardly Know" Ann Coulter
-39th Mass Shooting in the New Year
-Manafort May Serve 19 to 24 Years
-Stone Linked to 11 GRU Officers
-223rd Day at a Trump Property
Add...
Day 861 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 712 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Good luck Democrats! You all cheered when the DOJ pushed back on the House GOP, get ready for some just desserts lol wsj.com/articles/justi…
This has always been a fight between the Executive Branch and Congress. President Trump was just smart enough to realize it while the House GOP was screaming at him to give up his Presidential powers. Can't wait until the second act
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#NationalEmergency Protest this abuse of power rooted in hate! TEXT MOBILIZE to 977-79 @IndivisibleTeam @MoveOn
indivisible.org/resource/trump…
#NationalEmergency Protest this abuse of power rooted in hate! TEXT MOBILIZE to 977-79 @IndivisibleTeam @MoveOn
CLICK HERE act.indivisible.org/call/fake-emer… To tell your Members of Congress: Reject Trump’s fake emergency.

#NationalEmergency Protest this abuse of power rooted in hate! TEXT MOBILIZE to 977-79 @IndivisibleTeam @MoveOn
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The President has every right to Declate a National Emergency or any other damn thing he wants. Where were the “Constitutional” naysayers when Obama declared suddenly #FAKENationalEmergency DACA? When he paid #Iran in a back room deal? The #Illegals are bringing in TUBERCULOSIS,
2/ BUBONIC PLAGUE, LEPROSY, malaria, DIPTHERIA, MEASLES (now an Emergency in Oregon and Houston) Mumps, STD’s, HIV, POLIO, & diseases America has vaccinated against for 60 years, & virtually eliminated. This is not just a Health Emergency, this is a Weapon of Mass Destruction.
3/ Our own CDC projects a 50% tuberculosis rate if Immigration is left unchecked. Imagine what that does to an economy just getting back to normal, after 8 years of being held under water. There is nothing illegal about what Trump is doing. There was PLENTY illegal about what
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Trump just declared a #FAKENationalEmergency at the border. Trump is going around Congress, the will of the people, & abusing the powers of the presidency to build his hateful wall. There’s no time to waste - it’s time to mobilize to defend our democracy. Here’s what you can do:
First, Call your MoCs NOW and demand they act immediately to stop this illegal, anti-democratic power grab in its tracks by using their powers under the National Emergencies Act to reject this #FakeTrumpEmergency and immediately launch an investigation: ☎️ 1-855-980-2355 ☎️
Sign up to march with us, @MoveOn, and more to protest this abuse of power rooted in hate here: act.indivisible.org/signup/reject-… and text MOBILIZE to 977-79 for updates.

Read our resource for more on what this means and what Congress can do: indivisible.org/resource/trump…
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