Demand McConnell recuse himself from the Senate impeachment trial after he admitted coordinating with Trump!

Demand McConnell recuse himself from the Senate impeachment trial after he admitted coordinating with Trump!

As the House moved to impeach President Trump’s for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, attention quickly turned to the Senate, where Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will oversee historic proceedings on Trump’s potential removal from office. The charges put forward are serious, the facts largely uncontested.

The flailing narratives put forth by Republicans, however, reek of desperation and obfuscation. Attempts to ignore, deflect, and defend Trump’s systemic abuse of power by the GOP thus far have been galling by any measure, but Sen. McConnell has indicated things are about to get much worse.

In a jaw-dropping interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, McConnell baldly admitted that the President stood “zero chance” of being removed from office and that Senate Republicans would work in “total coordination” with the White House on the trial’s proceedings – a stunning admission of impropriety, even by the GOP’s abominable standards.

True, impeachment requires the judgement of political figures, but the seriousness of a formal trial before the full Senate demands a sober, somber examination of the facts, not a predetermined acquittal by political cronies serving an audience of one. If an ordinary citizen were called for jury duty and notified the judge – in advance – that she would work in total coordination with the defense before hearing any evidence, she would be rightly ridiculed and dismissed. McConnell should be held to the same standard.

Demand that Mitch McConnell recuse himself from the impeachment trial of President Trump for undermining due process and his craven promise of partiality. History is watching, and democracy is at stake.

TAKE ACTION

By signing this petition, you may receive periodic updates from OD Action. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Share


Shaken Trump vows Dem backlash...at “box office”

Shaken Trump vows Dem backlash…at “box office”

SUBSCRIBE TO DEMOCRATICA:
Apple | Google Podcasts | Spotify


Tell the U.S. Senate: Consider the overwhelming evidence for impeachment and CONVICT DONALD TRUMP!

Share


Today’s Top Stories:

photo
Shaken Trump vows Democrats will see backlash at “the box office” after impeachment verdict

The president highlighted his unfitness to lead on the very night his position was begun to be taken from him.


photo
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Historic: U.S. House votes to impeach President Donald Trump

President Trump officially joins the exclusive club of only three Presidents in history to be impeached.

Take Action: Hold Trump’s Chief of Staff Mulvaney in contempt for defying a congressional subpoena!


“The best new podcast for Democrats”

Check out this week’s episode: McConnell and Barr throw U.S. democracy under the bus to defend Trump

Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyYouTube


Ocasio-Cortez whips out Bible verse to shut down Republican comparing Trump to Jesus
The Democratic rising star couldn’t believe her ears at the Republican excuses for Trump’s misdeeds and quickly fired back.


Pelosi says House will wait to send impeachment articles to Senate for clarity on rules
“So far, we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us,” the speaker said after the House impeached President Donald Trump.


Trump pathetically lashes out on the day of his impeachment and asks for us to pray for him
As the House of Representatives impeaches an American president for only the third time in history, Trump takes to Twitter.


Republican Congressman jumps the shark and says Trump is being treated worse than Jesus
Rep. Loudermilk’s shameless defense of the president exposed the hypocrisy at the heart of the so-called “religious right.”


photo
Get awesome liberal gifts for all your favorite friends and relatives.

OD Action partner: Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the most wonderful kind of gear, only at Resistance Merch.


Trump taunts the late Rep. John Dingell’s widow, says he is ‘looking up’ from hell
The president’s impulse for cruelty was on full display.


Don Jr. now under federal investigation for hunting endangered Mongolian rams
The First Son’s latest bloody excursion has sparked outrage with the public and scrutiny from the feds.

Take Action: Hold Donald Trump Jr. accountable for outing the alleged whistleblower and jeopardizing his safety!


“He intended it:” Adam Schiff accuses Trump of personal threat against him over impeachment
The House Intel Chair refuses to be intimidated by the president’s desperate attempts at saving his skin.


Fifth Pentagon official announces resignation in seven days
The Defense Department’s senior adviser for international cooperation earlier this week left the Pentagon, marking the fifth top official in seven days to leave or announce their departure.


Trump says he’s heard from women about inefficient dishwashers
“Women tell me,” the president says in his comments about water regulations during a Battle Creek, Michigan, rally after the House voted to impeach him.


White House source claims Hillary lost in 2016 on purpose so that Trump could be impeached
The unhinged theory claims that the Democrats colluded with Russia in a plot to impeach the president before he was even elected.


photo


Today’s Action: Remove Trump from office

Congratulations to progressive activists everywhere, including here in our own OD Action community.

Donald Trump has been impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

This historic moment only captures a fraction of the cumulative abuse and obstruction he has committed during his three years in office, but it is a monumental occasion nonetheless. We are so proud of the work Democrats have put in to hold Trump accountable.

Now – there’s no time to rest, not yet. Because next up is a trial in the Senate. Mitch McConnell has already admitted that his GOP Senatorial cronie-crew will run as swift and dishonest a trial as they can manage. But that doesn’t mean we can’t influence some of the more moderate Republican Senators to treat Trump’s deed as the crimes they are. And we do that by getting in touch with the voters those Senators listen to.

Indivisible has identified the 13 Republican Senators who are most likely to swing toward removal from office. It’s all hands on deck to ensure Trump’s trial happens fairly and openly by calling voters in those states and asking them to make this demand of their Senator. Sign up for a shift today!

Full transparency: it’s an uphill battle to achieve removal from office. But, it is possible. And, even a close vote that doesn’t ultimately go in our favor would still be a massive political blow to Trump in his upcoming re-election campaign. Every single Republican vote turned counts both now and later.

And know that the other side is making their phone calls as well. As rabidly as Trump’s supporters love him, they’re calling their Members of Congress to keep him in place, regardless of his crimes. We must not sit back idly and let the people who elected Trump in the first place be the only influence in the ears of the Senate.

The best impact you can have right now is to inspire and motivate the constituents of those 13 Republican Senators who have shown flickers of independent, rational thought, and who may demand they keep the rest of their party honest.

Help Indivisible make 1.1 million calls to voters in key states, connecting them to the Republican Senators most likely to support a fair and open trial of Trump’s crimes. Sign up for a shift today.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to tell the U.S. Senate to consider the overwhelming evidence for impeachment and CONVICT DONALD TRUMP, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Demand McConnell recuse himself from the Senate impeachment trial after he admitted coordinating with Trump!

Demand McConnell recuse himself from the Senate impeachment trial after he admitted coordinating with Trump!

As the House moved to impeach President Trump’s for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, attention quickly turned to the Senate, where Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will oversee historic proceedings on Trump’s potential removal from office. The charges put forward are serious, the facts largely uncontested.

The flailing narratives put forth by Republicans, however, reek of desperation and obfuscation. Attempts to ignore, deflect, and defend Trump’s systemic abuse of power by the GOP thus far have been galling by any measure, but Sen. McConnell has indicated things are about to get much worse.

In a jaw-dropping interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, McConnell baldly admitted that the President stood “zero chance” of being removed from office and that Senate Republicans would work in “total coordination” with the White House on the trial’s proceedings – a stunning admission of impropriety, even by the GOP’s abominable standards.

True, impeachment requires the judgement of political figures, but the seriousness of a formal trial before the full Senate demands a sober, somber examination of the facts, not a predetermined acquittal by political cronies serving an audience of one. If an ordinary citizen were called for jury duty and notified the judge – in advance – that she would work in total coordination with the defense before hearing any evidence, she would be rightly ridiculed and dismissed. McConnell should be held to the same standard.

Demand that Mitch McConnell recuse himself from the impeachment trial of President Trump for undermining due process and his craven promise of partiality. History is watching, and democracy is at stake.

TAKE ACTION

By signing this petition, you may receive periodic updates from OD Action. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Share


Pelosi claps back at Trump's obnoxious impeachment letter

Pelosi claps back at Trump’s obnoxious impeachment letter

SUBSCRIBE TO DEMOCRATICA:
Apple | Google Podcasts | Spotify


Today's the day! Tell House Democrats not to back down. IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP!

Share


Today’s Top Stories:

photo
Pelosi claps back at Trump’s wildly inaccurate letter on the eve of his likely impeachment

“I don’t have a reaction,” she said. “I’ve seen the essence of it. It’s really sick.”

Take Action: Demand McConnell recuse himself from the impeachment trial after he admitted coordinating with Trump!


photo
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Giuliani sinks himself on national TV with bombshell admission

The president’s inept personal attorney dug himself into a massive hole on Ukraine.

Take Action: Indict Giuliani after his associates were arrested for criminally conspiring to help him and Trump!


“The best new podcast for Democrats”

Check out this week’s episode: McConnell and Barr throw U.S. democracy under the bus to defend Trump

Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyYouTube


Thousands of Americans went to pro-impeachment rallies the night before the House vote on whether to impeach Trump
Concerned Americans around from every corner of the country showed up to demand accountability for our lawless president.


Trump supporters at a rally claim the Ukraine transcript exonerates Trump then admit they haven’t read it
The embarrassing clip also shows a Trump supporter flubbing basic math and another making a homophobic joke about Mayor Pete.


Schumer says he’ll ask for votes on calling Mulvaney, Bolton to testify
Even as Mitch McConnell insists on holding a sham trial, Democrats are fighting back.


Trump’s Department of Defense Facebook page shares photo of Nazi commander who killed 84 American prisoners
First posted by the XVIII Airborne unit and then shared by the DoD’s page, outrage quickly mounted and observers are still demanding answers for the disturbing image.


photo
Get awesome liberal gifts for all your favorite friends and relatives.

OD Action partner: Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the most wonderful kind of gear, only at Resistance Merch.


Rick Gates: ex-Trump aide sentenced to 45 days in prison for lying to FBI
Gates, the Trump campaign’s former deputy chair, provided extensive cooperation to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team


Steve King falls for “War on Christmas” tweet prank by fake Starbucks employee “MuellerDad69”
The notorious Trump supporter embarrassed himself by falling for a hilariously obvious parody.


“Trump is not a lawyer” – RBG dismisses the president’s nonsensical impeachment complaints.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg responds to Donald Trump’s call for the top US court to stop impeachment.


Trump says Armenia massacres were not genocide, directly contradicting Congress
No one is surprised that the president chose to suck up to Turkey’s dictator over the obvious truth.


Russian state TV brands Donald Trump its ‘agent’ after his White House meeting with Sergey Lavrov
Station even suggests it is preparing a safe house for him in case he is kicked out of office.


photo


Today’s Action: IMPEACHMENT DAY

Last night, we turned out as a nation for impeachment rallies in every single state. And today, we watch with anticipation as the House votes to impeach Trump for just two of his many impeachable offenses.

This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Three years of witnessing Trump’s flagrant abuse of office and violation of the law as president. And finally – finally – our lawmakers are holding him accountable for using the powers of the office for personal gain.

But some Democrats from moderate districts are wavering, and we need to be sure Rep feels the pressure to do the right thing.

Your Members of Congress need to hear from you today, a final push of courage and encouragement to do the right thing: impeachment and a fair trial.

  1. Call (202.224.3121) or email your Representative and urge them to vote in favor of both articles of impeachment. Remind them what we’ve said from the beginning: nobody is above the law, including Trump.
  2. Call (202.224.3121) or email your Senators and ask them if they will support a fair and open trial in the Senate, to hold Trump accountable for his actions. It’s not too soon to start the fire under the next steps.

Trump is a criminal. Period. We have known it for years, and now, we have the chance to do something about it. Make your calls.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to tell House Democrats not to back down and IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Demand McConnell recuse himself from the Senate impeachment trial after he admitted coordinating with Trump!

Demand McConnell recuse himself from the Senate impeachment trial after he admitted coordinating with Trump!

As the House moved to impeach President Trump’s for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, attention quickly turned to the Senate, where Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will oversee historic proceedings on Trump’s potential removal from office. The charges put forward are serious, the facts largely uncontested.

The flailing narratives put forth by Republicans, however, reek of desperation and obfuscation. Attempts to ignore, deflect, and defend Trump’s systemic abuse of power by the GOP thus far have been galling by any measure, but Sen. McConnell has indicated things are about to get much worse.

In a jaw-dropping interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, McConnell baldly admitted that the President stood “zero chance” of being removed from office and that Senate Republicans would work in “total coordination” with the White House on the trial’s proceedings – a stunning admission of impropriety, even by the GOP’s abominable standards.

True, impeachment requires the judgement of political figures, but the seriousness of a formal trial before the full Senate demands a sober, somber examination of the facts, not a predetermined acquittal by political cronies serving an audience of one. If an ordinary citizen were called for jury duty and notified the judge – in advance – that she would work in total coordination with the defense before hearing any evidence, she would be rightly ridiculed and dismissed. McConnell should be held to the same standard.

Demand that Mitch McConnell recuse himself from the impeachment trial of President Trump for undermining due process and his craven promise of partiality. History is watching, and democracy is at stake.

TAKE ACTION

By signing this petition, you may receive periodic updates from OD Action. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Share


Ex-CIA, FBI chief calls Trump a threat to America

Ex-CIA, FBI chief calls Trump a threat to America

SUBSCRIBE TO DEMOCRATICA:
Apple | Google Podcasts | Spotify


Demand McConnell recuse himself from the impeachment trial after he admitted coordinating with Trump!

Share

BREAKING: Obamacare enrollment extended until 3am tonight. Spread the word and sign up for 2020 health coverage today at healthcare.gov.

photo
A former CIA and FBI director calls Trump a direct threat to our country in scorching op-ed

One of American law enforcement’s most dedicated servants is sounding the alarm in response to the President’s latest attacks on the FBI and CIA.

Take Action: Tell Republicans in Congress to stop repeating Putin’s dangerous propaganda to defend Trump!


photo
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Wallace demands top Trump official answer about rigged Senate trial

In depth analysis of the Republican’s partisan ‘justice’.

Take Action: Prosecute Rep. Gaetz and his GOP cronies for jeopardizing national security for a childish stunt


“The best new podcast for Democrats”

Check out this week’s episode: McConnell and Barr throw U.S. democracy under the bus to defend Trump

Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyYouTube


Putin’s state TV host brags that Trump will seek refuge in Russia after leaving office
The president’s patrons in Moscow are openly laughing at us.


Trump accuses Presidential Debate Commission of being biased against him in paranoid rant
Trump’s conviction that the whole world is out to get him reached ridiculous new heights.


Trump argues that Giuliani tried to set up extrajudicial Biden Ukraine probes “out of love”
The president’s excuses and praise for his lawyer veered sharply into the ridiculous.

Take Action: Investigate Devin Nunes for conspiring with Giuliani and Trump to extort Ukraine for political gain


Supreme Court ruling pulls rug out from under article of impeachment
The Court’s decision to review the lower court rulings involving congressional and prosecution subpoenas directed toward President Trump undercuts the second article of impeachment that passed the House Judiciary Committee along party lines last week.


photo
Get awesome liberal gifts for all your favorite friends and relatives.

OD Action partner: Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the most wonderful kind of gear, only at Resistance Merch. Use code FREESHIP1219 until Dec 15th for free shipping.


Obamacare enrollment period extended until December 18
Important! The open enrollment period for Obamacare has been extended until December 18 for those who couldn’t sign up on Sunday, the original deadline.


GOP set to make life difficult for Democrats on impeachment
In a House Rules Committee markup scheduled for Tuesday morning, GOP lawmakers are expected to amplify their protests against Democrats’ two articles of impeachment.


Hallmark changes course after pulling wedding ads showing brides kissing
The wedding planning company’s ads had been airing for more than a week when the Hallmark Channel said there was a problem.


Rudy Giuliani doubles down on Fox News: ‘I forced’ Marie Yovanovitch out of Ukraine
The president’s personal lawyer bragged/confessed to interfering in government affairs for the president’s political agenda.


Congress reaches $1.37 trillion spending deal that funds gun violence research, sidesteps border fight
The legislation was unveiled Monday afternoon and is expected to be signed into law before the week’s end.


Kentucky’s new Democratic governor rescinds Republican predecessor’s devstating Medicaid changes
With the stroke of a pen, Governor Beshear took a major step to save lives.


photo


Today’s Action: Attend impeachment rallies TONIGHT

This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Three years of witnessing Trump’s flagrant abuse of office and violation of the law as president. And finally – finally – our lawmakers are holding him accountable for using the powers of the office for personal gain.

Tomorrow is the vote in the House for the two articles of impeachment against Trump. But we need to be sure every single Representative has maximum pressure to do the right thing tomorrow – some Democrats from moderate districts are wavering.

Your Representative needs to hear from you today, a final push of courage and encouragement to do the right thing: vote for impeachment.

  1. Call (202.224.3121) or email your Representative and urge them to vote in favor of both articles of impeachment. Remind them what we’ve said from the beginning: nobody is above the law, including Trump.
  2. Attend a Nobody is Above the Law rally TONIGHT. These rallies will feature in local news, which you can be sure your rep will be informed of – so the more attendees, the stronger the message. There are nearly 450 events across the country, at least one in every single state.

Trump is a criminal. Period. We have known it for years, and now, we have the chance to do something about it. Make your calls – and then plan your route to the event.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to demand McConnell recuse himself from the impeachment trial after he admitted coordinating with Trump, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Tell Republicans to stop defending Trump by repeating Putin’s dangerous propaganda!

Tell Republicans to stop defending Trump by repeating Putin’s dangerous propaganda!

We’ve come to expect hyperbolic falsehoods and moral turpitude from President Trump when it comes to his, uh, let’s call it governing style, so it’s no surprise how he’s handling his Ukraine bribery scandal now engulfing him.

The president has clearly adopted a zero-sum endgame approach, scorching any semblance of decorum with baseless, broadside character attacks, baseless conspiratorial musings, and general obfuscation of established facts. What’s truly shocking and potentially more damaging to the republic is the weak-kneed fealty of the GOP establishment in this dangerous, destabilizing game.

True, there are outliers in the Republican midst like Sen. Mitt Romney who aren’t willing to feebly fall in line, but the overwhelming majority of elected GOP officials are incredulously toeing the poorly drawn Trump line on Ukraine, repeating and retweeting widely discredited talking points and conspiracy theories so outlandish that Vladimir Putin expressed thanks to Republicans for spreading his propaganda.

The US intelligence community confirms that the absurd argument that Ukraine is to blame for 2016 election meddling originated in Russia. And yet, the GOP persists, harming American interests and emboldening the very adversary that attacked our democracy in 2016 and plans to do the same in 2020.

The ongoing impeachment inquiry, which has been handled with sterling precision and focus thus far, is the constitutionally mandated safeguard for just such a moment. We must insist that our elected officials stop playing politics with a very real constitutional crisis. We have a rogue presidency hopelessly careening off the rails; now is the time for Congress to rise to the occasion.

Demand Republicans Members of Congress stop harming U.S. interests and repeating dangerous Putin propaganda for short-term political gain.

TAKE ACTION

By signing this petition, you may receive periodic updates from OD Action. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Share


Putin aid humiliates Trump and Pompeo at press conference

Putin aid humiliates Trump and Pompeo at press conference

SUBSCRIBE TO DEMOCRATICA:
Apple | Google Podcasts | Spotify


No more excuses! Tell Trump and Republicans to take action to stop right wing gun violence NOW!

Share


Today’s Top Stories:

photo
Trump launches vile personal attack on Elizabeth Warren’s marriage at rally

In between trashing Adam Schiff as a “crooked bastard” and smearing FBI agents as “scum,” the president crossed the line in an appalling show of viciousness.


photo
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pompeo humiliated after top Russian lies to his face at press conference

Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is humiliated after the Russian Foreign Minister lied to his face at a televised press conference.

Take Action: Tell Republicans in Congress to stop repeating Putin’s dangerous propaganda to defend Trump!


“The best new podcast for Democrats”

Check out this week’s episode: New corruption revelations bode worse for Republicans than impeachment

Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyYouTube


Trump ominously warns that Schiff will “have to answer for this” in veiled twitter threat
The President rattled off a string of wild accusations against the House Intel Chair and ended with a disturbing attempt at intimidation.


Prosecutors support probation for ex-Trump campaign official Rick Gates, who helped Mueller probe
Prosecutors noted that Gates, who is due to be sentenced Dec. 17, continued to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller and investigators even after receiving “pressure not to cooperate … including assurances of monetary assistance.”

Take Action: Prosecute Rep. Gaetz and his GOP cronies for jeopardizing national security for a childish stunt


Bush’s ethics chief: Trumps are an “organized crime family,” we need to “go after all of them”
Prominent Trump critic and legal scholar Richard Painter argued that the President isn’t the only Trump who should face justice for their misdeeds.


Russian Foreign Minister contradicts Trump’s claim that they discussed election interference
Sergey Lavrov told reporters the opposite of what the president said, raising eyebrows and uncomfortable questions in the media.

Take Action: Investigate Devin Nunes for conspiring with Giuliani and Trump to extort Ukraine for political gain


photo
Get awesome liberal gifts for all your favorite friends and relatives.

OD Action partner: Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the most wonderful kind of gear, only at Resistance Merch. Use code FREESHIP1219 until Dec 15th for free shipping.


Betsy DeVos overruled Education Dept. findings on defrauded student borrowers
The corrupt Secretary is refusing to forgive loans to Americans who were robbed by fake uniersities.


Federal Judge blocks diversion of military construction money for border wall
Trump’s scheme to fulfill his racist campaign promise hit another — ahem — wall.


Trump’s spokeswoman tweets about his “careful attention to detail” and gets pummeled by Twitter
Stephanie Grisham shared a delusional article praising the president and was immediately flooded with mockery.


Trump pays $2 million in damages ordered by judge over misuse of charity funds, according to NY attorney general
Trump had been sued in 2018 by the New York attorney general, who alleged the president had illegally used funds from the Donald J. Trump Foundation to buy portraits of himself, pay off his businesses’ legal obligations and help his 2016 campaign.


An official arm of the Trump campaign shares edited clip of Trump as Avengers villain right before his final defeat
The Trump War Room Twitter account got its pop culture reference embarrassingly wrong and Twitter immediately swarmed.


photo


Today’s Action: Congressional spending bill – no more detention beds!

A recently uncovered video shows that a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy named Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez lost his life due to missteps and utter neglect by Border Patrol agents while he was in their custody. Despite serious signs of ill health, Vasquez was jailed and ignored instead of being sent to a hospital. He died in a pool of his own blood.

This tragic and unnecessary loss is a shocking reminder of the severe brutality of Trump’s border policies.

Congress has until December 20 to create a spending bill that Trump signs off on – otherwise, the prospects grow continuously more bleak for a yearlong spending bill, which would include much needed budget increases to various domestic programs.

But at the same time, some of the ‘compromises’ to close the deal are absolutely unacceptable. Trump wants more money for detention beds to ramp up his horror at the border, more wall spending, and the (continued) ability to reallocate funds around as he pleases.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them:

  1. not one dollar toward Trump’s unnecessary, hateful border wall or additional detention beds in the upcoming spending bill
  2. eliminate Trump’s ability to steal funds from other budgets to fund his xenophobic border policy
  3. cut funding to Trump’s anti-immigration campaign, by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs & Border Protection (CBP).

So why, you might ask, aren’t we simply pushing for a continued resolution on last year’s budget? Well, in addition to woefully underfunding programs that are vital to tens of millions of Americans, the current spending levels are also allowing Trump to run concentration camps at the border and build sections of wasteful border wall. A continuing resolution will maintain that status quo. We’ve been moving in the wrong direction, and this our chance to turn things around — at least to some extent.

The status quo is unacceptable. We need Democrats to push harder than ever this week, and Republicans to know we, and our voting power, aren’t going anywhere.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they eliminate all border wall funding and deny an increase in detention beds from the upcoming spending bill, reduce ICE/CBP funding to Obama-era levels, and block Trump from reallocating funds towards his border policy.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to tell Trump and Republicans to take action to stop right wing gun violence NOW, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Trump-loving GOP candidate charged with felony stalking

Trump-loving GOP candidate charged with felony stalking

NEW!

SUBSCRIBE TO DEMOCRATICA:
Apple | Google Podcasts | Spotify


Demand Rep. Jim Jordan resign after witnesses say he covered up serial sexual abuse on Ohio St. campus.

Share


Today’s Top Stories:

photo
Trump-loving Republican House candidate charged with felony stalking his ex

The prominent MAGA celebrity’s creepy and threatening behavior landed him in serious hot water.


photo
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fox host says Trump’s crimes WORSE than Clinton’s to Kenn Starr’s face

Fox News’ Chris Wallace says that Trump’s crimes are worse than Clinton’s crime to Kenn Starr’s face.

Take Action: Hold Donald Trump Jr. accountable for outing the alleged whistleblower and jeopardizing his safety!


“The best new podcast for Democrats”

Check out this week’s episode: New corruption revelations bode worse for Republicans than impeachment

Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts | SpotifyYouTube


Matt Gaetz freaks out during impeachment hearing over vote to take a break
The president’s loudest defender made a complete ass of himself over the most innocuous of votes.

Take Action: Prosecute Rep. Gaetz and his GOP cronies for jeopardizing national security for a childish stunt


Internal Justice watchdog demolishes Trump-Republican conspiracy theories about that Russia probe in new report
Attorney General William Barr and a prosecutor he tapped to lead a separate review of the Russia probe immediately criticized the DOJ inspector general’s findings.


Houston police chief slams McConnell and Texas senators on gun violence
“I don’t want to see their little smug faces about how much they care about law enforcement when I’m burying a sergeant because they don’t want to p–s off the NRA. Make up your minds, whose side are you on?”

Take Action: Tell Republicans in Congress to stop repeating Putin’s dangerous propaganda to defend Trump!


James Comey takes a victory lap aimed at Trump after IG report clears his FBI
The former FBI director took pleasure in refuting the president’s vicious lies about the bureau’s investigation of his campaign’s Russia ties.


photo
Get awesome liberal gifts for all your favorite friends and relatives.

OD Action partner: Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the most wonderful kind of gear, only at Resistance Merch.


New report reveals past relationship between Ivanka Trump and Russia “pee tape” dossier author Christopher Steele
One of the president’s favorite excuses crumbled into dirt with these astonishing revelations.


Republican Congressman demands witness testimony that makes Trump look guilty be discounted
The latest round of impeachment hearings predictably kicked off with a ridiculous stunt in defense of the president.


photo


Today’s Action: Prepare for impeachment in two ways!

The House is releasing articles of impeachment TODAY, formalizing allegations that Trump abused his office for personal and political gain. A series of Intelligence and Judiciary Committee hearings summed up the damning evidence (frankly, unneeded, since Trump himself has admitted to everything), both of Trump’s original offenses of extorting foreign officials to influence the 2020 election and his obstruction of the ensuing investigation.

The vote is expected before Christmas, and we almost certainly will see an impeachment in the House. But that’s not the end of the road. Up next, the trial in the Senate.

We can expect to see Mitch McConnell and his GOP Senatorial cronie-crew run as swift and dishonest a trial as they can manage. But that doesn’t mean we can’t influence some of the more moderate Republican Senators to treat Trump’s deed as the crimes they are. And we do that by getting in touch with the voters those Senators listen to.

  • Indivisible has identified the 13 Republican Senators who are most likely to swing toward impeachment. It’s all hands on deck to ensure Trump’s trial happens fairly and openly by calling voters in those states and asking them to make this demand of their Senator. Sign up for a shift today!

Phone shift done? Or at least scheduled? Good – now it’s time to reach Republicans in the House and Senate another way. The vote for Trump’s impeachment hasn’t been scheduled yet, but it will be very soon, likely in the next two weeks. And on the eve of that vote, Democrats across the country are taking to the streets.

  • There are over 400 Nobody Is Above The Law events scheduled. Sign up for your local event – or start your own – to send a clear, media-covered message to Republicans that every vote to protect Trump is a vote against their own re-election.

Trump must be held accountable for his crimes. Now is the time to lean into this historic moment and do all we can to help our leaders do the right thing.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to demand Rep. Jim Jordan resign after witnesses say he covered up serial sexual abuse on Ohio St. campus, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Twitter users pans Melania's weird Christmas video

Twitter users pans Melania’s weird Christmas video

Share


Today’s Top Stories:

photo
Twitter has a field day mocking Melania Trump’s weird White House Christmas decorations video

For the third year in a row, the First Lady’s design choices have been received with confusion and derision.


Judge refuses to delay order for McGahn to comply with congressional subpoena
Despite Trump’s insistence, is former lawyer will have to comply with the law.

Take Action: Tell the courts to reject Trump’s absurd argument against complying with an impeachment inquiry!


“The best new podcast for Democrats”

Check out this week’s episode: Trump defies Founders with unprecedented abuse of pardon power

Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts | Spotify


photo
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Wallace calls out Republican to his face for desperate Trump defenses

Fox News’ Chris Wallace calls out Republican lawmaker Doug Collins to his face for his desperate defenses of Trump.


Sources reveal that GOP-led Senate panel debunked Trump’s Ukraine conspiracy theory years ago
Some Republican senators recently questioned whether Kyiv tried to sabotage Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016. But the GOP-led Intelligence Committee looked into the theory, and found scant evidence to support it.

Take Action: Hold Trump’s Chief of Staff Mulvaney in contempt for defying a congressional subpoena!


George Conway publicly dunks on his wife Kellyanne after she smears Joe Biden
The vocal Trump critic finally reached his breaking point with his wife’s incessant Trump defense.


Social media explodes with mockery after Trump jokes about Chuck Todd’s “Meet the Depressed”
The president’s new nickname for the MSNBC’s flagship Sunday show sparked a lively discussion on social media.


photo
Get ready for 2020 with gifts and gear from Resistance Merch

OD Action Shop: The hottest progressive swag from shirts and pants to mugs, magnets and more. #ResistLikeIts1776


Kellyanne volunteers to testify in impeachment hearing but only if Adam Schiff does too
The president’s right-hand woman surprised everyone when she attempted to call Adam Schiff’s bluff.


House Judiciary Chair checkmates White House: If your call was “perfect,” why won’t you participate?
Jerry Nadler called the president’s bluff after his team refused to attend the next impeachment hearing.


Newly released documents shed light on Mueller-Trump meeting
Trump has claimed Mueller applied to be FBI director and was “turned down.” But the documents don’t back up the president’s version of events.


Trump slaps tariffs on Brazil and Argentina to try and dig himself out of a problem he created
In a hole, the president just keeps digging.


Trump demands to see “lovers texts” in response to smeared FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s call-out
After Page shared her side of the story, the President lashed out with more conspiracy theories.

Take Action: Tell Congress: Stop Trump from bringing his tyrant pal Putin to the United States!


Trump issues whiny complaint that the Democrats get more lawyers than he does: “Oh, that sounds fair!”
The president unveiled his most childish complaint about the impeachment hearings yet in a Twitter outburst.


photo


Today’s Action: Equal rights for women under the United States Constitution

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Women’s rights advocates have been fighting to add these words for equal rights protections to our Constitution for nearly 100 years, while right-wing and corporate interests have successfully kept them out.

That lack of protections has taken a toll, wherein determining sex discrimination is left up to the whimsy of the ever-changing Congress, states, and courts, with a variety of regional results.

The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced in 1923, and only approved by Congress in 1972. But a Constitutional amendment requires state ratification by a three-fourths majority, or 38 states. Currently, only 37 have ratified. However, with the momentous Democratic victory in Virginia in November, the 38th ratification is expected in 2020.

The final hurdle is an unprecedented deadline to ratify the ERA by 1982. Though some question the deadline’s constitutionality, Congress could simply repeal the deadline and allow the will of the people to prevail and the ERA to sail into the Constitution. Or Congress could do nothing and let the courts decide if the deadline is legal.

That’s where we come in.

Call or email your Members of Congress and ask them to repeal the deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment and firmly affirm women’s rights in our country.

Democrats in both chambers of Congress are moving to re-energize the ratification proceedings.

We must fight hard for the ERA, now more in reach than ever before. Once ratified, states would be required to address issues like sexual harassment, pregnancy and and motherhood discrimination, and paycheck disparity in a real way….finally.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and urge them to repeal the deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment so that we can finally guarantee women equal rights in America!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to fire white supremacist Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.