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Graham was once one of Trump’s sharpest critics (“I think he’s a kook,” in 2016), and is now one of his staunchest supporters, whether it comes to supporting his Supreme Court pick, or his golf game (“Anyone who says he’s not a great golfer, that’s fake news,” he said).(WaPo)
Sen. Lindsey Graham advises President Donald Trump to “stick to his guns” in the fight over funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and warned that giving in to Democrats' demands could be "the end of his presidency." (USAToday)
#GOPFail #DemSenate2020 #NoWall
@FiveThirtyEight which tracks congressional votes, reported that as of October 2018 Sen Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) had voted with Trump's position 100% of the time. #GOPComplicit #GOPFail #DemSenate2020
@FiveThirtyEight Cindy Hyde-Smith supported the Trump-backed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Hyde-Smith opposes the Affordable Care Act. While in the Senate, she voted to expand the use of short-term health insurance plans, which can discriminate against people w/ preexisting conditions. #GOPfail
@FiveThirtyEight Cindy Hyde-Smith's campaign describes her as a "strong social conservative voting record with a 100 percent pro-life rating [who is] a lifetime member of the NRA. #DemSenate2020 #NotOneMore #EndGunViolence #ReproductiveRights
@FiveThirtyEight Cindy Hyde-Smith voted with Senate Republicans to prohibit federal funding from being given to any organization or facility that “promotes abortion services or family planning.” She opposes Planned Parenthood, "one of the worst things that has ever happened to us." #GOPFail
@FiveThirtyEight In 2018, Cindy Hyde-Smith released a statement supporting the Trump administration's travel ban. Her campaign website says she supports the construction of a wall along the southern US border. #GOPFail #GOPIsComplicit #DemSenate2020
@FiveThirtyEight In 2012, Cindy Hyde-Smith was personally opposed to a same-sex commitment ceremony at a MS museum & declared she would seek a change in state law & request "clear & straightforward definitions about what activities can take place on property owned by the State of Mississippi."
@FiveThirtyEight In 2007, Cindy Hyde-Smith voted for a resolution that praised a Confederate States Army soldier for his efforts to "defend his homeland". During her first term in the MS Senate, she proposed renaming a state highway after Confederate President Jefferson Davis. #GOPFail
@FiveThirtyEight In 2014, Rep. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) posted a photo of herself at Jefferson Davis' home, Beauvoir, wearing a Confederate cap and carrying a rifle, with the caption "Mississippi history at its best!" #GOPFail #DemSenate2020 #MSpol
@FiveThirtyEight Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) is the most conservative member of both the House and Senate, according to the 2017 GovTrack report card. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture
@FiveThirtyEight Before the Republicans regained control of the Senate in the November 2002 elections, James Inhofe had compared the United States Environmental Protection Agency to a Gestapo bureaucracy,and EPA Administrator Carol Browner to Tokyo Rose. #GOPFail #ScienceMatters #DemSenate2020
@FiveThirtyEight In a speech, James Inhofe said that, because "God's still up there", the "arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous." #GOPFail #DemSenate2020 #climatechange #sciencematters
During the 109th Congress, Inhofe voted to increase offshore oil drilling, to include provisions for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the House Budget Amendment, and to deny funding for low-income energy assistance and environmental stewardship. #InhofeFail
On February 26, 2015, James Inhofe brought a snowball on to the Senate floor and tossed it before delivering remarks in which he claimed that environmentalists keep talking about global warming even though it keeps getting cold.
#GOPFail #DemSenate2020 #ClimateScience
James Inhofe co-authored a letter to Donald Trump urging to have the United States withdraw from the Paris Agreement. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Inhofe has received over $529,000 from the oil & gas industry since 2012. #ClimateChange #GOPFail #DemSenate2020
Inhofe is in favor of a const. amendment banning same-sex marriage, against adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes & voted against prohibiting job discrimination on basis of sexual orientation.
Inhofe's office has said he "does not hire openly gay staffers.”
After James Inhofe landed his Cessna on a closed Texas airport runway the airport manager, opined: "I've got over 50 years flying, three tours of Vietnam, and I can assure you I have never seen such a reckless disregard for human life in my life. Something needs to be done.”
James Inhofe has made multiple foreign trips, especially to Africa, on missions that he described as "a Jesus thing" that were paid for by the U.S. government. He has used these trips for activities on behalf of The Fellowship, a Christian organization. #GOPFail #DemSenate2020
James Inhofe (R-OK) has consistently voted against federal disaster relief, most notably in the case of relief for the 24 states affected by Hurricane Sandy.However, he argues for federal aid when natural disasters hit Oklahoma.#GOPFail #DemSenate2020
In the aftermath of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) blamed the "culture of sanctuary cities" for the shootings.#RepublicanLies #FactsMatter #StopGunViolence #DemSenate2020
In Dec 2018, James Inhofe bought $50,000 to $100,000 worth of stock in Raytheon, a major defense contractor that has billions of dollars' worth of contracts with the Pentagon. The week before, he had successfully lobbied the Trump administration to increase military spending.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) transformed "from a moderate Republican who supported abortion rights and public employee unions to the embodiment of partisan obstructionism and conservative orthodoxy on Capitol Hill."~Alex MacGillis, ProPublica #GOPComplicit #DemSenate2020
In October 2010, Mitch McConnell said that "the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." #GOPCultureOfCorruption #McConnellBeGone #DemSenate2020 #GOPObstruction
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