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Psst black people why didn't former President Obama attend the funeral of #JohnConyers? Former President Bill Clinton and Jesse Jackson attended. Nancy Pelosi the speaker of the House wasn't even there. Wake up!
It's a slap in the face of black people who vote for Obama.
A funeral was held on July 2, 2010, on the grounds of the State Capitol where Robert Byrd ( a former KKK member) was eulogized by Obama, Biden, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and former President Bill Clinton.

thehill.com/homenews/senat…
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It's appalling that in 2019 @SenGillibrand, who has fought for sexual assault victims, taken on the Sect of Defense and saved countless victims has been demonized for being one of 32 Democratic senators calling for Franken's resignation after the EIGHTH woman came forward
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No one blinked when #JohnConyers was asked to resign after 30yrs of brilliant work (as opposed to one Senate term) for sexual misconduct.
It's ALMOST like folks only cared about the white guy they used to watch on SNL. Because it surely wasn't about the actual record.
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Franken was replaced by a far more progressive woman, Tina Smith, who was never accused of sexual misconduct. She has been a terrific senator. Stop blaming women for men's actions.
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”During the 110th Congress (2007-2008), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner created a task force to look into operating an “outside” ethics-enforcement entity.” fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R…
They had the choice to make the OEC a fully independent investigative body or keep it within the confines of Congress. Guess which one they chose? 🙄
Wanting to keep lapses in ethics within the purview of the Congress, they afforded this OCE with subpoena power & an ability to “pay witnesses.” fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R…
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This is so confusing--do Sanders' supporters not know that Clinton was working on UHC in 1993?
Or that Sanders endorsed Clinton and said he couldn't live with himself if he didn't endorse her?
Or that her platform preserving ACA and working for UHC?
For those who were elsewhere in 2016, what Clinton actually campaigned on was building on Obama’s Affordable Care Act and "advance toward the goal of universal health care" with a public option, which we all know will require being voted on.
hillaryclinton.com/issues/health-…
What's difficult to understand is why #BernieSanders, who gets credited with the #M4A bill that #JohnConyers promoted for 20yrs, hasn't pushed for it in the three years since the 2016 primary. Hopefully someone will ask that question, too.
Some of us need it sooner than others.
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I think the real question is "how do we create the means and foundation for the agenda," not the money to pay for it.

We always get money by taxing working class and middle class people.
That's how we pay for the two wars we've been in for over 15yrs.
The #healthcare industry employs millions of Americans.
In the only vision Bernie Sanders has ever presented, that somehow disappears and is replaced by something completely different....by magic. He has never had a plan for it or "breaking up the banks."
nydailynews.com/opinion/transc…
The most workable--and quick--plan we could get (if people vote in November and the Democrats regain the House)--is the #MedicareExtraForAll plan.

Getting people to give up their employer-paid insurance will be hard, but this could convince everyone.
latimes.com/business/hiltz…
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