Democrats call Trump’s bluff, call him to testify

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Democrats call Trump’s bluff and call on him to testify in impeachment hearings

Both Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer called for the president to be interviewed by Congress under oath rather than attack the investigation via Twitter.

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

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pelosi obliterates entire impeachment defense with one single response

The House Speaker refuses to dignify Republican lies in a powerful rebuke.

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Trump assails Pence aide who testified in impeachment probe
Without evidence, the president called Jennifer William a “Never Trumper” who should “work out a better presidential attack.”

Take Action: Tell Congress to investigate Pence after transcripts show he was complicit in the president’s crimes

Republican congressman calls new details about Trump revealed in impeachment testimony ‘alarming’
Rep. Mike Turner: “No, this is not OK.”

Take Action: Demand Republicans to join Democrats in condemning Trump’s hateful, racist tweets!

Trump Sunday tweet roundup: who the president is attacking and why
The furious president is reduced to defensive bleating on social media as the evidence in his impeachment inquiry mounts against him.

A Denver talk-radio host was fired mid-show after he criticized Trump on the air
Craig Silverman hosted “The Craig Silverman Show” on a conservative radio station that he said dismissed him after he aired a segment on Roy Cohn, a ruthless attorney who represented the Trump family in the 1970s.

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Colin Kaepernick throws for NFL scouts, says he has ‘been ready for three years’
The activist and athlete proved that he can still compete at an elite level, and yet the NFL continues to blacklist him.

The sounds of silence: Trump goes quiet as GOP Louisiana election loss humiliates him
After days of touting the Republican candidate for Louisiana governor, the president clamps shut after his political mojo falls painfully flat.


Today’s Action: Congressional spending bill looming…keep the wall out!

Congress has until this Thursday to create a spending bill that Trump signs off on. Most likely, they will pass a continuing resolution to maintain spending at current levels, pushing the deadline to December 20, rather than risk the second government shutdown of the year. The argument is the same as it’s been since the beginning: Trump wants money to build the border wall that Mexico has ‘refused’ to pay for, and we absolutely do not want that to happen.

Democrats must stand firm now through December 20 and keep Trump’s xenophobic demands at bay. No one wants a shutdown – even Trump, who faired poorly after his last one – so we’re in a great position to point-blank refuse. We just need to make sure Democrats in Congress show up to the negotiating table with their spines on straight.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them not one dollar toward Trump’s unnecessary, hateful border wall in the upcoming spending bill. AND, tell Congress to cut funding to the right hand of Trump’s anti-immigration campaign, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs & Border Protection (CBP).

The current spending levels are still allowing Trump to run concentration camps at the border and build sections of the border wall, and a continuing resolution will maintain his access to those funds. This means that, while we absolutely need to avoid a funding increase, the bigger goal to fight for is actually a reduction from last year’s numbers down to Obama-era funding levels or lower.

The status quo is unacceptable. We need Democrats to push harder than ever as they approach budget talks in December, and Republicans to know we, and our voting power, haven’t gone away.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they eliminate all border wall funding from the upcoming spending bill, and reduce ICE/CBP funding to Obama-era levels.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Trump that school shootings are domestic terrorism and it’s time to do something to stop them, 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.


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