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-US Voters support 63-30% a Democratic proposal to reopen govt
-US Voters oppose 63-32% shutting down govt to force funding for the Wall
-56%-36% say Trump & GOP are responsible for govt shutdown
-55%-43% reject every argument for the Wall

Via Quinnipiac
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Republicans are losing the argument. Do not surrender, Democrats. Saying "NO" to Trump and pressing for the reopening the government are some of the most patriotic & responsible things you can and should do.

Republicans are losing the argument.

Elected Democrats: Keep saying no to Trump & pressing to re-open the government.

To my Tweeps: Join me and call Republicans at the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 & tell them to end the #TrumpShutdown.
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Sarah Kendzior: It's deja news, the same thing again. The FBI was investigating Trump's businesses--it's a start; they should have been doing it 30 years ago, and definitely in the run-up to the election.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: Many of Trump's crimes were committed right out in the open. It blows my mind that the FBI has done so little and that there are still no indictments for Trump & so many of the players.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: When you're running for President, you get briefings that you shouldn't be see if you're committing crimes. Being a candidate for President shouldn't qualify you to see confidential documents/briefings.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
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Trump: Day 724
-Day 24 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Rejects Proposal 2 Re-Open Gov't
-Shutdown Strains Travel Nationwide
-Claims He 'Never Worked for Russia'
-Kremlin Blessed RU's NRA Operation
-Trade Deficit w/China Record High
-Serves Fast Food 2 NCAAF Champs
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Day 829 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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"Family Guy" producers defend showing Trump groping Meg Griffin in new episode hill.cm/rYsEVWj
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Hey @GOP,

Americans rightly blame YOU, along with @realDonaldTrump, for your damaging #TrumpShutdown.

#Republicans have nearly TWICE as many Senate seats (21-12) up for re-election in 2020, and unlike 2018, the electoral map FAVORS the @SenateDems.😎

cc @senatemajldr
Key @SenateGOP seats targeted in 2020:

👉🏼@SenMcSallyAZ: ”lucky loser” to @SenatorSinema in 2018, appointed to complete @SenJohnMcCain’s term
👉🏼@CoryGardner: fear drove him to support reopening govt WITHOUT wall funding
👉🏼@SenatorCollins: MILLIONS already raised AGAINST her

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MORE @SenateGOP 2020 electoral targets🎯

👉🏼@SenThomTillis: NC is winnable
👉🏼@JohnCornyn: @BetoORourke showed that #TX is in play
👉🏼@sendavidperdue: Georgia gets bluer by the day
👉🏼@SenJoniErnst: Iowa FLIPPED 2 Congressional seats, now has 3 Democrats & only 1 @GOP (@SteveKingIA)
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Trump: Day 723
-Day 23 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Losing the Battle 4 Public Opinion
-Job Disapproval Rating Rose to 57%
-Lies About Dems Excluding DACA
-NSC Asked 4 Options in Striking Iran
-VA 2 Shift Billions 2 Prvt Hospitals
-"Helped Putin Destabilize the U.S."
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Day 828 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 679 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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The #GovernmentShutdown is now the longest in U.S. history! Here are the top 10 reasons why the #TrumpShutdown is Donald Trump's fault. (THREAD - PLEASE RT)
1) Trump REJECTED a bipartisan compromise in early 2018 that would have provided billions of dollars in #BorderWallFunding in exchange for protecting the #Dreamers. #TrumpShutdown
2) The #TrumpShutdown started before Christmas, when the GOP held majorities in both the House and Senate. @SpeakerRyan still held the gavel & even he couldn't pass wall funding. #EndTheShutdown
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The @senatemajldr has made the political calculation that there is not enough pressure on @SenateGOP to justify breaking unity, which he can now hold by bringing no measure forward that would split his caucus. washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/…
.@senatemajldr McConnell clearly knows about the United States Constitution’s Presentment Clause override provisions, and knows his assertion that the President must sign a law is false.
.@senatemajldr also knows that the bills that would end the shutdown got huge, veto-proof majorities in the Senate.

This is his #shutdown as much as anyone’s now.

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Trump: Day 722
-Day 22 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Longest Shutdown in U.S. History
-Workers 'Better Off' Not Getting Paid
-Goes On Wild Morning Tweetstorm
-Devising Plan 2 Decimate Medicaid
-Concealed Details of All Putin Mtgs
-Seized Notes From Own Interpreter
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Day 827 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 678 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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Earlier today, we had a round table with domestic violence center managers, YMCA directors, health services officers, food assistance providers, air traffic controllers, lawyers, immigrant assistance groups and a farmer to talk about the effects of the shutdown. Thread: /1
For context, #IL06 has comparatively few federal workers relative to other congressional districts (4,255). But we have a HUGE number of people who depend on those federal workers who's voices also need to be heard. /2
Providers of family protective services noted that there has been a huge increase in call volume to rape crisis centers since the Kavanaugh hearing. Local YMCA is on a July fiscal year - they are already over last year's call volume. Let that sink in. /3
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Thank you to the @FBI for investigating the dangerous & treasonous activities of Trump.

Make no mistake. Republicans have always known Trump is dangerous

The GOP allowed @DevinNunes @Jim_Jordan @RepMarkMeadows to obstruct justice

Listen. They knew

Amazing & timely truth coming from @KellyannePolls about Trump:

dangerous liar ✔

people lap it up✔

Trump gets ahead on the backs of the little guy by not paying people & eminent domain 🤔

Federal employees ✔

Texas landowners ✔

#TrumpShutdown

Republicans knew Trump was an unfit Putin kook before we voted

Now, Trump is openly doing Putin's work & endangering our security

Most think @LindseyGrahamSC is being blackmailed

"I think he's a kook. I think he's crazy. I think he's unfit for office.”
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Trump's former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns Trump's supporters & Republicans that Trump:

1) conceals the truth

2) gets his followers to accept alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts

#MAGA

Informed folks agree that a wall is not a solution - it is a waste of OUR money.

Trump has funds to secure the border w technology, fencing & manpower.

Trump's chief of staff says the wall is "absurd" & "child like"

#TrumpShutdown

Amazing & timely truth coming from @KellyannePolls about Trump:

dangerous liar ✔

people lap it up✔

Trump gets ahead on the backs of the little guy by not paying people & eminent domain 🤔

Federal employees ✔

Texas landowners ✔

#TrumpShutdown

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Let's allow the democrats to turn on each other and cave, under the weight of demands to reopen the government. The pressure will be great.
Republicans must hold firm. Reelections will be threatened, especially in the press, ignor this and hold.
#TrumpShutdown #shutdown2019
This is a hill that must be taken, taken and held, at all costs. The democrats are already begining to break ranks, it may not take more than a week or 2. Every day gets more intense. By 2020, this won't matter, focus only on victory. #shutdown
Worst case, if your gonna die on the hill, die like a man and score a victory with your sacrifice. Hold firm, don't budge, to your dying breath hold the line. Make this clear and the democrats will crack. 💯 #SchumerPelosiOpenBordersShutdown #SchumerPelosiShutdown
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Trump's chaotic tariffs caused US farmers to lose global markets it took farmers decades to build.

Who benefits?

Putin. Russia is taking their customers.

Farmers, you will likely die before you get these markets back.

Putin's puppet

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Read the news. Putin is taking the global markets once held by US farmers but lost through Trump's chaotic trade wars.

Now Trump's buddies Saudis & Chinese conglomerates continue to buy up American farmland

@SenJoniErnst @BenSasse @ASA_Soybeans watch

modernfarmer.com/2017/07/theres…
"We're done" western Wisconsin farmers going bankrupt

Trump a criminal & a con artist

Trump: 5 bankruptcies, ran up debt, took the cash out, little guys get stuck every time

Farmers, federal employees, gov services shut down 🤔

#TrumpShutdown

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@jennycohn1 Throughout Donald Trump’s presidency, Artem Klyushin has tweeted Trump directly with his recommendations (read: thinly veiled orders) and Trump follows suit.

🚨Now Mr. Klyushin says “It is time to remove Ruth Ginzburg...it’s time for her to rest.” This is a serious threat.
@jennycohn1 2. Artem Klyushin is instructing @realDonaldTrump to “retire” @scotusginsburg.

Why is a Russian citizen giving @POTUS orders? Why does Russia want a Conservative Supreme Court?

How complexly entangled is the GOP with Russia? Why are they openly conspiring with a State Enemy?
@jennycohn1 @realDonaldTrump @scotusginsburg @POTUS 3. Artem Klyushin may know US Presidents select Supreme Court Candidates, who then must be approved by the Senate.

But - Does Klyushin know US Presidents can’t remove Justices? This is the critical question. If yes, then the order to “retire” RBG takes on a threatening meaning.
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Trump: Day 721
-Day 21 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Federal Workers Miss 1st Paycheck
-GoFundMe Wall Campaign Implodes
-Exempts DC Hotel From Shutdown
-Sold $35M of Real Estate in 2018
-Gives Handout 2 Mortgage Industry
*FBI Opened Inquiry Whether Trump
Was Secretly Working with Russia
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Day 826 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 677 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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In his latest stress-test of the Republic, @realDonaldTrump’s is threatening to seize Constitutional power from Congress under the false pretense of a “national emergency”. This is a straight-ahead attack on our democracy.
He is enabled by @GOP toadies who apparently believe abusing Executive branch powers is laudable if done by provoking a humanitarian crisis, falsely calling it an invasion of brown people, and repeatedly lying about every aspect of the issue.
He even lied about the invention of the wheel.
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Hey #MAGA and Republicans ...

Don't you get tired of being a sucker for a rich liar?

Stand up like an American.

Have some self respect.

People fell for Bernie Madoff and
Charles Ponzi too.

Time to accept the facts about Trump.

This lady on Trump supporters,

"People don't want to admit somebody fooled 'em that well"

#MAGA

The country will pay quite a price for the #TrumpShutdown games.

Country shut down, farmers in bankruptcy, national deficit sky high, chaotic markets, military leaders quitting, Syria / Afghanistan policy in shambles, NATO alliances destroyed

...

#MAGA come on ... let's get real

Don't be a sucker.
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A few points to remember about #TrumpShutdown.

1) Trump is holding 800,000 people hostage for a border wall that won’t work!

cato.org/publications/c…
2) Trump has a long history of not paying his workers!

usatoday.com/story/news/pol…

theweek.com/articles/78397…
3) Call your MOCs and let them know:
A) We do not want to pay for a wall
B) They need to take action to end the shutdown and stop letting Trump dictate their legislative agenda!
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Instead of declaring a #NationalEmergency Trump is doing this...
He doesn't want this fight to end. Especially in light of Michael Cohen's announcement yesterday. #FridayFeeling #TrumpShutdown
washingtonpost.com/business/econo…
2-"White House officials on Wednesday asked federal agencies to send them a list of stalled services they would like to resume to minimize the public impact of the federal shutdown, three people familiar with the directive said. The message, conveyed during a conference call
3-"between top officials at the White House Office of Management and Budget and federal agencies, is part of a broader effort to keep large parts of the federal government running while President Trump digs in for a lengthy battle over a border wall. The Trump administration is
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Trump: Day 720
-Day 20 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Holds Photo Op at Southern Border
-Lies Denying MX Would Make Pymt
-Seeks 2 Divert Disaster Funds 4 Wall
-Cohen 2 Testify Publicly in House
-Buying $5M in Brazilian Pork
-Pompeo Gives Wet Kiss 2 Saudi's
-Day 100 Since Khashoggi Murder
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Day 825 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 676 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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So... let’s get this straight. After advocating for a “big beautiful” concrete wall between the U.S and Mexico 🇲🇽 AND that Mexico would PAY FOR IT, @realDonaldTrump (aided by a complicit @senatemajldr) shuts the government down. #WhereAreThePesos (1)
Why is Trump insisting on his boondoggle of a wall? His “wall” initially was a campaign device to help him remember to speak about immigration on the campaign trail. His rallies were filled with chants of “build the wall” and “Mexico will pay for it”. #WhereAreThePesos (2)
So @realDonaldTrump is willing to disrupt the lives of 800,000 Federal employees (including the Coast Guard, @FBI, TSA, and Air Traffic Control) for a bogus ineffective wall that was a campaign prop. He’s even willing to declare a “National Emergency” to skirt funding. Why? (3)
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Really important to understand the 3 part crisis we're about to see unfold when Donald Trump claims a fake "emergency" and forces the military to build the wall. <thread>
1) This is a constitutional crisis, plain and simple. The constitution gives Congress solely the power to appropriate funds. They have done so and Trump is planning to unilaterally take those funds and use them for another purpose for his own political agenda. 2/
2) The President is about to make unprecedented use of emergency powers given to the Commander in Chief for times of true national crisis in order to enact his political agenda. If he can claim anything is a crisis to get what he wants, there is no meaningful balance of power. 3/
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We are at a critical junction as a nation. This may be out last chance to get it right.
Too many times we failed to make the right turn.
What needs to be known and understood about the partial shutdown.
#shutdown2019
#shutdownStory #SchumerPelosiShutdown
#TrumpShutdown
There have been 20 shutdowns in history going back to 9/30/1976.
Happy Bicentennial! 😒
The dirty little secret; if congress actually did its job, passing an annual BUDGET, timely every year, these “CRs” (continuing resolution) would not be needed nor any “stop gap” measures.
In the past 40 years we have averaged a shut down every other year. The current shutdown will be the longest, 20 days in now, only 2 more days to beat 21, that also straddled new years, 12/5/1995 to 1/6/1996 the to be second longest shutdown dates.
infoplease.com/timelines/time…
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Trump Has Lost Ground In The Shutdown Blame Game 53eig.ht/2QABCU3 In fact, polls show that Americans are increasingly blaming Trump.
The #TrumpShutdown is not a game; people's lives are affected. But let's be clear about who is to blame: Trump because of his demand for an immoral wall & complicit McConnell. The most patriotic thing Democrats can do is keep saying the sacred word "no".
Before the #TrumpShutdown McConnell's GOP-controlled Senate passed by voice vote (100-0) a CR without wall funding to fund the govt through Feb 8. Now, McConnell won't bring that same proposal up for a vote.

My humble denouement: This is also #TrumpMcConnellShutdown
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