Giuliani ‘melts down’ in unhinged Trump coup attempt


Top Stories for November 20:

Giuliani ridiculed as his face seems to melt during unhinged coup attempt press conference

Giuliani’s “incident” at the press conference immediately sparked widespread mocking.

Take Action: Tell Secret Service commit to escorting Trump from the White House if he refuses to concede!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump’s election lawyer just went off the deep end with an unhinged claim

The outgoing president’s legal team is actually suggesting an international cabal of both communist and corporate forces in Venezuela, Cuba and China conspired to help President-elect Biden by hacking into multiple states’ election systems and “injecting” millions of fake votes, thereby thwarting an imagined Trump landslide win. Sure, why not.

Trump’s scheme to steal the election from Biden goes up in flames

New from Democratica: Listen as OD Action founder, Stuart Max and AJ Johnson break down Trump’s election break down.

Trump plans to strong-arm Michigan GOP at White House in unprecedented attempt to steal re-election
America’s 244-year experiment in democracy is on the line.

Trump personally involved himself in GOP officials’ ham-fisted attempt to decertify votes of Black Michigan voters
The president picked up a phone and got his own hands dirty in the GOP’s latest harebrained scheme to overturn the election.

Georgia’s hand recount confirms Biden’s victory
The outgoing president is out of options in the Peach State.

Take Action: Demand Trump’s White House give Biden security briefings like every other President-elect!

US investigators were told to take “no further action” on Caterpillar, ex-client of Bill Barr, one week after he was nominated to lead the Department of Justice
During his confirmation hearings, Barr said rules of legal privilege precluded him from discussing his work for the company, which was under federal criminal investigation with $2.3 billion in tax payments at stake. How convenient.

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Trump’s current legal adviser once called him an “idiot” and said his supporters didn’t care about “facts or logic”
Jenna Ellis, an attorney and former law professor from Colorado, repeatedly slammed then-candidate Trump as “boorish and arrogant” and a “bully” whose words could not be trusted as factually accurate.

Senate GOP breaks 123-year tradition to pack courts with Trump’s judicial nominees in spite of loss
The latest judge approved by Mitch McConnell is a 33-year-old lawyer who the American Bar Association rated “not qualified.”

Take Action: Demand Mitch McConnell stop blocking the pandemic relief bill that the American people desperately need!

Trump campaign loses 3 more ballot challenge cases after dropping Michigan vote lawsuit
The latest round of defeats came on the same day Rudy Giuliani made wild accusations — again without evidence — that widespread fraud had denied the outgoing president a victory in the election.



Yes. Seriously.


Today’s Action: Demand a progressive cabinet for Joe Biden

If the names William Barr, Alex Azar, Betsy DeVos, Mike Pompeo, or Ben Carson give you the shivers (and they should, for the amount they’ve appeared in our actions the past few years), it’s clear the President’s cabinet appointments have a huge say on the path our country takes. And as much as we have fought against Trump’s cabinet, we want to work with and champion Biden’s.

To keep from returning to the “business as usual” politics that fail to radically improve the lives of working Americans, we must ensure that the Biden/Harris administration actually represents the progressives who worked so hard to deliver his win.

Call or email your Senators and tell them to press Biden to keep corporate executives, high-level consultants, and lobbyists OUT of his administration using every procedural tool – and tell your Senators to vote against these types of appointments. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will seek to block Biden’s progressive appointments (unless we win both seats in Georgia!), which may already be pushing Biden to select more moderate people than initially planned. In other words, people with strong ties to corporate interests. This is absolutely unacceptable – but Biden has other options to work around McConnell’s obstruction.

The first tool at Biden’s disposal is using the Vacancies Act to create “Acting” appointments that haven’t been confirmed (which Trump used readily). The second is to make appointments during Senate recess by using the Adjournment Clause in the Constitution (this would require him to coordinate with the Speaker of the House to set up the exact scenario in which this becomes possible.)

We need Biden to play hardball with Republicans to get real work done – and that begins now, during cabinet appointments, before his presidency has even officially begun.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and demand they push Biden to select progressive cabinet appointees – and vote against those who represent corporate interests. Tell them to urge Biden to use the Vacancies Act or the Adjournment Clause if McConnell blocks Biden’s progressive choices!

PS: Thanks to the good folks of Indivisible for this action!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition kicking Trump off Twitter for using it to inspire a coup, 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.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.