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20 Nov, 12 tweets, 2 min read
This administration has cozied up to the most brutal dictators in the world—damaging our alliances and image in the world.

Here are my thoughts on how deep the damage is and how Biden can repair it. (Thread)…
Trump began his presidency by backing out of the Iran nuclear deal, imposing crippling sanctions on the people of Iran, and further empowering the brutal regime there, and risking a nuclear conflict.
Iran now has 12 times more enriched uranium than would have been permitted under the agreement.
Meanwhile, he cozied up to Saudi Arabia, a regime responsible for some of the worst human rights atrocities of our young century—including routing murder of human rights advocates and war crimes in Yemen.
He recently inked so-called “peace deals” between the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Sudan, and Israel. The only problem? They weren’t peace deals. They’re arms sales to human rights abusers, designed to empower the Gulf States and increase the risk of war with Iran.
Trump proposed a staggering $23 billion in arms sales to the UAE, which the administration admitted was linked to the deal. (I introduced resolutions this week to ban these sales.)…
We must ask: What do these agreements mean to the millions of Palestinians who continue to live under Israeli military occupation?
Rather than make statehood or self-determination more likely, they have normalized the occupation and made real peace for Israelis and Palestinians increasingly unlikely.
President Biden has a tremendous opportunity to reverse this. Instead of siding with one group of dictators over another, we should position ourselves at an equal distance from both.
We can hold Iran accountable for its human rights violations while also holding Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the UAE accountable.
This applies to the occupation as well. 

We must reinsert the call for a two-state solution with full human rights and self-determination for both Israelis and Palestinians back into the public debate with urgency.
We can create an America that means what it says when we claim to stand for human rights and democracy.

- An end to arms sales to dictators.
- An end to collective punishment of innocent civilians.
- And renewed support for multilateralism and accountability.

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20 Nov
There seems to be a continued effort to malign Black activists and the people who represent them, so here is a brief thread on what I saw happen this election.
First, polls consistently show that Black Lives Matter is more popular than ever. A majority of Americans support the movement by *28 points*, a stark increase from just earlier this year.…
Despite this, Trump explicitly used racism in an effort to win white suburban voters, repeatedly invoking loaded language like “thugs” and “riots.”…
Read 10 tweets
20 Nov
A thread of gratitude for those doing the heavy lifting in my district:
Starting with @navigatemn. Led by immigrants, they’re building power for gender, racial and economic justice.…
The work @JCA_MN is doing around antisemitism and housing justice is so critical. Especially moved by their deep canvass work - work that our party should emulate.…
Read 12 tweets
4 Nov
Yes, we are a cold state but we have the warmest of hearts.

Servicing MN-05 has been the honor of my life.

Thank you raising me and trusting me to be your champion in Congress.

It’s been a privilege to fight alongside you these past two years.
All this is just the beginning, we will continue fighting for unity and justice—every day.

To build a more connected society, we must use our resources to uplift one another so we collectively benefit.

That’s the type of leadership I will continue to bring to the Capitol.
But no one can do it alone, and so I call you to action: build community.
Read 7 tweets
30 Oct
We are live with the Squad along with @EWarren, @BernieSanders, @YaraShahidi, @Common and more!

Tune in below or watch on my Twitch. And don’t forget to vote:
“We’re turning out this vote to get to the starting line of the real work that is to come…That’s when the real work begins.” - @aoc
“I want you to think about your community, the person that you might’ve lost during this pandemic, the person that lost a job, the person that is waiting for us to pass a COVID relief package and so much more.” - @RashidaTlaib
Read 17 tweets
28 Oct
This president and his allies in statehouses and on the courts are doing everything in their power to keep your vote from counting.

At this point, if you can, you should *drop your ballot off rather than mail it.* Here's a thread on how to do that.
In Minnesota, you can drop your ballot anywhere you can vote in-person.

Some cities and towns have other locations, too. You can find those here:…
But what if you aren’t lucky enough to live in Minnesota 😉? Don’t worry. Got you covered. In Wisconsin, cities and towns set their own locations, but typically are at your municipal clerk's office.

You can find yours, and check your ballot status, at
Read 11 tweets
12 Aug
In Minnesota, we know that organized people will always beat organized money.

Tonight, our movement didn’t just win. We earned a mandate for change. Despite outside efforts to defeat us, we once again broke turnout records.

Despite the attacks, our support has only grown.
This election isn’t about me. It’s about an agenda rooted in people’s everyday struggles—and the corporations and rightwing donors who are threatened by it.
It’s about standing up to a President who promised to ban an entire group of people from this country based solely on their Muslim identity, calls our countries of origin ‘shithole countries,’ and threatened to send us back to where we came from.
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