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While we wait for the vote in the US House of Representatives on Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump, I think it is worth taking some time to remember all the hard work that got us to this historic moment. A personal journey of 2019.... #ImpeachmentDay
Accountability began with the #BlueWave2018 in November 2018, where people all over the country said ENOUGH! Voters turned out in massive numbers to give a majority to the @HouseDemocrats. This was no fluke, but a MASSIVE effort by citizens all over America.
Then the real crazy started, with new offenses every day and a long gov't shutdown driven by Trump's racism and spite. It is here where Trump made his first major attempt to take away the power of the purse away from Congress with his #FakeNationalEmergency.
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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


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

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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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.…
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…
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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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Today I am joining 222 of my House colleagues in cosponsoring @JoaquinCastrotx’s legislation to immediately terminate President Trump’s #FakeNationalEmergency. Image
President Trump is going to raid $3.5 billion from important military construction projects at home & abroad, including projects to upgrade military hospitals, improve training facilities for troops, & make overseas bases more secure, just to build a wall few think will even work
$90,200,000 in military construction projects in Ohio are being put at risk due to @POTUS's #FakeNationalEmergency. These projects contribute directly to the readiness of our servicemembers and improve national security. My full statement:
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If the @realDonaldTrump administration or members of Congress really wanted fewer asylum seekers, they’d work to end the massive sale of American guns to Central America/Mexico and reduce our own demand for narcotics through harm reduction policies. #FakeNationalEmergency
Why don’t they? Well, mostly because a few powerful people want to stay super rich.
"Seventy per cent of guns recovered by authorities in Mexico, for instance, were originally sold in the U.S.—most of them in Texas, California, and Arizona, according to a Government Accountability Office report."…
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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

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




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.

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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

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

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

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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
Day 861 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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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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:… and text MOBILIZE to 977-79 for updates.

Read our resource for more on what this means and what Congress can do:…
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