Trump’s disgraceful use of his office to pursue personal vendettas—an unprecedented abuse of power against political rivals that Congress must investigate—was on display in recent attacks against Elizabeth Warren and Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar and his response to the “Proud Boys” rally in Portland.
At an official visit to a Pennsylvania petrochemical plant, Trump revived his pejorative “Pocahontas” nickname for Elizabeth Warren—demeaning the office of the presidency and exposing Trump’s racism and white nationalism.
When Representatives Tlaib and Omar sought to visit Israel, Trump successfully pressured Netanyahu to block their visit, falsely claiming they hate Israel and are anti-Semitic—continuing his racist, sexist, Islamophobic vendetta against members of a co-equal branch of government, exporting partisan battles and demonstrating lengths to which he’ll go to target domestic opponents.
“Proud Boys,” an extremist group with ties to white nationalism, came to Portland looking for a fight. Instead of calling this hate group a terrorist organization, Trump threatened, to apply that label to the anti-fascist groups counter-protesting it.
We cannot allow this continued assault on our democracy. Unless its preservation is our highest priority, the republic’s already lost. Congress must pursue a serious, transparent impeachment inquiry now.
My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
I want the Senator to know how much I want to be protected from gun violence. [Personal story? Tell it here.] I want the Senate to enact the House-passed background checks without watering them down. But also, I want Congress to:
Ban assault rifles, military-style weapons, and high capacity magazines.
Institute a strong Red Flag law to keep guns from anyone planning to harm themselves or others.
Fund research and intervention projects.
End gun trafficking across state lines.
Modernize the ATF*
*Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
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Authorities have stopped four more mass shootings since the El Paso and Dayton attacks. All were planned by solitary young white men, three with affiliations to white supremacist groups. A fifth mass shooting, in Gilroy CA, is being investigated by the FBI as a domestic terror incident.