El Paso Times becomes 3rd major Texas paper to call for Cruz to resign. His actions contributed to “a violent uprising against the U.S. government... We call on law enforcement officials to thoroughly explore Cruz's role in inciting the insurrection.” elpasotimes.com/story/opinion/…
The El Paso Times demands that “Congress police its own and vote to expel Cruz.” If your Senator has not yet committed to voting to expel Hawley and Cruz, you can reach them through the Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121.

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13 Jan
I cannot recommend this article enough, especially to members of Congress on this important day. 1/9
“An elected institution that opposes elections is inviting its own overthrow. Members of Congress who sustained the president’s lie... betrayed their constitutional mission. Making his fictions the basis of congressional action gave them flesh.” 2/9
“Post-truth is pre-fascism, and Trump has been our post-truth president... When political leaders such as Ted Cruz or Jim Jordan spoke like this, what they meant was: You believe my lies, which compels me to repeat them.” 3/9
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12 Jan
We’ve borne the brunt of your cruelty & understand the cost & consequence of your administration better than most. 23 murdered in an El Paso Walmart by a gunman incited by your comparison of immigrants to “animals,” to an “invasion,” to an “infestation.”
Children ripped from the arms of their mothers; kept in cages; 6 dying in our country’s custody; hundreds still separated from their parents years later.
So many dying of Covid due to your failure to respond to this crisis that border communities like El Paso have set up multiple mobile morgues and called in the National Guard to help move the dead.
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I’ve known Joe Kennedy as a friend, as a colleague in Congress and as a champion for the values we’re most proud of as Democrats. But it’s the times I’ve seen him in Texas that have made the biggest impression on me, and why I proudly endorse him for U.S. Senate. 1/5
One of the first times I saw Joe in Texas was after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston & surrounding areas. Some had lost their homes, others had lost everything, and they needed help. Joe was on the ground working w/ local leaders to connect them with federal and state services. 2/5
He later came back down to help us campaign against Ted Cruz. The conventional wisdom said we had no shot. But he believed in our grassroots campaign & lent a hand at a time that we really needed it. I saw him do that for countless Congressional candidates across the country. 3/5
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Three years after Hurricane Harvey, it’s past time Texas elects leaders who will take climate change seriously - and create good-paying jobs while doing it. Luckily, 10 of the worst climate voters in the Texas House are running in flippable districts. (Thread)
Climate offender no. 1️⃣: Matt Shaheen (HD 66, Collin County). While in office, Matt has placed clean energy job growth on the back burner. Instead of focusing on jobs, he’s made it much harder for local communities to take on illegal polluters.
We can flip this seat. Challenger @Sharon4TX wants to diversify the renewable energy mix in TX. HD-66 already has 1000+ clean energy jobs -- let’s elect a leader that will keep that number growing. Help elect Sharon: secure.actblue.com/donate/sharon-…
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Thanks to all of the amazing people stepping up to volunteer, we will expand our voter registration & contact efforts statewide. Working w candidates, @texasdemocrats & @TexasHDCC we will contact every Democrat in every county of Texas ahead of November.
This means Democratic candidates running at every level will be armed with a list of confirmed voters & their phone numbers in every single district in Texas, including tens of thousands of new voters we’re adding to the rolls during the most important election of our lifetimes.
At a time when our candidates are unable to knock on doors, hold rallies & town hall meetings & are totally dependent on phone-to-phone field work, they will have the benefit of millions of voter contact phone calls made on their behalf by thousands of PxP volunteers.
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Texans are dying because Abbott listens to pollsters instead of doctors. If he’d done the right thing from the start, we’d probably be re-opening by now. But he didn’t, and so instead we’re seeing record cases, deaths and hospitalizations throughout Texas. houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editor…
“[The] choice, to embrace partisan politics & a fringe populist backlash over common sense & sound medical advice from his own advisers, condemned the Lone Star State to the circumstances we face today: Hospitals near the breaking point. Nearly 3,000 Texans dead — and counting.”
“This isn’t the same as ... clownishly calling the Texas State Guard to monitor a federal military exercise because some right-wing conspiracy theorists on the internet were convinced Jade Helm 15 sounded like a government plot to take their guns.”
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