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Lawmakers threatened with assassination ahead of impeachment trial

Concerns that armed extremists could return to sack the Capitol anew have prompted law enforcement officials to insist thousands of National Guard troops remain in DC as the Senate moves forward with plans for Trump’s trial.

Take Action: Add your name to support Jamaal Bowman’s bill to investigate the police misconduct and incompetence that allowed for Trump extremists to ransack the Capitol.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: CNN host asks Republican for concrete proof of fraud… and he goes down in flames

GOP lawmakers are clearly scrambling to retroactively legitimize their seditious attempt to overturn the election in favor of Trump. It isn’t going well.

Take Action: Arrest all Members of Congress and other GOP leaders who gave reconnaissance “tours” in Trump’s insurrection attempt



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Ted Cruz humiliates himself trying to oppose Biden

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: A new low for the Texas Republican.


House formally sending article of impeachment to Senate today
The formal step comes just over a year after the House last transmitted impeachment articles against Trump to the upper chamber.


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Right on cue, Senate Republicans now deem Trump impeachment moot point

The party of personal responsibility has little apparent interest in holding the disgraced ex-president accountable for inciting a deadly riot at the Capitol.


CDC reviewing new data that suggests virus variant identified in UK could be more deadly
A UK report released Friday states there is “a realistic possibility” that the new variant has a higher death rate than other variants.


Trump floating “MAGA party” to challenge “disloyal” Republicans
The disgraced ex-president reportedly wants to set up his his own political party to challenge Republicans who helped impeach him in the House – or else are considering voting to convict him in the Senate.


Biden to lift Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in military
The former Oval Office occupant put the unnecessary ban in place in 2017 barring transgender people from serving.


Members are quitting Mar-a-Lago because it has become a “sad” and “dispirited” place since Trump moved in
Nobody likes a whiner.


Sarah Sanders to announce bid for Arkansas governor on Monday
The disgraced ex-president’s former press secretary and chief obfuscator wants to take Trumpism to Little Rock.


Trump’s Diet-Coke-on-a-silver-platter button removed from Biden Oval Office
The button’s “existence is a reminder for some of the most laughable parts of Trump’s personality (and its removal seems to have been an almost a necessary exorcism).”


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Eliminate the undemocratic filibuster!

Ahhh, the filibuster. From our high school history class days, this word may elicit antiquated images of old men in coat tails (or Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope in roller skates), passionately delaying legislation by refusing to vacate the podium during open debate.

But it’s not like that anymore. Ending debate and officially advancing most legislation to a final vote in the Senate requires 60 votes. So, the minority party may simply vote against ending debate – thereby blocking legislation that would otherwise pass with a simple majority. No long speeches into the night; the minority has nearly the same power as the majority, thanks to the filibuster.

If Democrats in Congress want to achieve any of their agenda – and if anyone wants to adhere to the original intent of Congress’ simple majority-rule, as laid out by the Constitution – we must give power back to the majority by eliminating the filibuster.

Call or email your Senators TODAY and demand they support the end of the filibuster, the most undemocratic tool of our democracy. This call is time-sensitive as Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Minority Leader McConnell finalize procedural agreements!

Need more convincing? The filibuster’s past and present is racist. It has been used countless times since the early 20th-century to block major pieces of civil rights legislation, and extend the life of horrific Jim Crow laws — prompting Rep. Ayanna Pressley to accurately dub it “the Jim Crow Filibuster.” And remember our fight for Dreamers with Trump? That would have been unnecessary, if the GOP hadn’t used the filibuster to block The Dream Act in 2010. President Obama has said the filibuster made it impossible for him to effectively govern.

We have less than two years before voters have another say on the makeup of Congress. With Democrats in the majority, it is essential that they are actually able to prove their intent to help all Americans. If the GOP has minority rule to block real and effective change, we’ll be facing an easy loss and return to GOP control in 2023.

The filibuster HAS to go – and quickly.

Email or call your Democratic Senators TODAY and tell them that ending the filibuster is the only way forward for our party and our country. Tell your Republican Senators that the filibuster is undemocratic and unsupported by the Constitution.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to charge Trump for conspiring to get Georgia’s Secretary of State to rig the election, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.

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