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16 Jul 19
No @CBP @USBPChief you can't repair your reputation. Almost 10,000 members of what @propublica described as a "secret Facebook group...just as Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats were headed to tour border facilities." The group boasts 9,500 members sharing "graphic..
...doctored images of @AOC, including one that shows a smiling President @realDonaldTrump (@FLOTUS #BeBest husband @POTUS) forcing her head toward his crotch...Other comments refer to @RepAOC & fellow Democratic Rep. @vgescobar of Texas as "hoes," & one member encouraged agents
to throw a "burrito at these bitches." Revolting/racist/vile/abusive/ unconscionable USG empl conduct! #Discrimation101 #IntegrityMatters Agencies need urgent Congressional oversight Hon @speakerpelosi @ChuckGrassley @GrassleyPress cbsnews.com/news/62-border… #unroll @threadreaderapp
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16 Jul 19
Fighting racism is not for the faint of heart. Abuse of authority in the federal government is a crime. It is not only against the law but, if proven, it is considered a misdemeanor. What are we willing to do to combat systemic U.S. government racism? Are we willing to speak up?
Are we willing2risk being socially/professionally ostracized? Are we willing2be a victim's witness? Are we willing2lend a shoulder so he/she can cry on? Are we willing2just seat & listen? Are we willing2ask poignant questions & help victims fight racism through the legal system?
Are we willing to accompany the victim through thick and thin? Are we willing to put up and listen to the same complaints over and over again, until the victim processes his/her pain and trauma? What are we doing about it? Tonight let's ask ourselves THAT question #Discrimination
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31 May 19
#BananaRepublic101: Trump is a product of rampant USG #Impunity & #LackOfOversight “A call 2 action from three of Washington's premier political scholar-journalists, #OneNationAfterTrump offers the definitive work on the threat posed by the Trump presidency & how 2 counter it.
American democracy was never supposed 2 give the nation a president like #DonaldTrump. We’ve never had a president who gave rise2such widespread alarm about his lack of commitment to the institutions of self-government, 2the norms democracy requires, & 2 the need 4basic knowledge
about how gov’t works. We have never had a president who raises profound questions about his basic competence & his psychological capacity to take on the most challenging political office in the world. Yet if Trump is both a threat 2 our democracy and a product of its weaknesses,
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28 May 19
Pondering some existential questions such as 1) when will Congresspeople stop clutching their pearls & put a stop2impunity? 2) when will Congress make sure that...(cont’d) realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/04/…
those who allow disc/ret, threaten public servants’ livelihoods/security clearances & fail 2 take timely corrective actions are severely punished instead of rewarded w/Amb position @timkaine? 3) when will @SenFeinstein follow-up all complaints thoroughly? &realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/04/…
when will @ChuckGrassley @GrassleyPress make sure that maligning USG officials & whistleblower retaliation don’t go unpunished, that all @USEEOC laws are enforced & admin Judges address misleading/doctored material? #SlipperySlope is due2Congress’ #LackOfOversight @SpeakerPelosi
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