December 10, 2019
Dear Senator Tillis,
You have said that you will not vote for impeachment and that Trump supports you because he understands that you have “committed to the reform agenda that he has put in place.” What “reform agenda” is that exactly? Is it taking food away from hungry children? His most recent cuts to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) will affect a million people, and in North Carolina 1 in 5 children already face hunger on a regular basis. We need you to speak out about this cruel and clueless abuse of his power.
Does the “reform agenda” involve the tax cuts? They simply increased an already obscene wealth disparity, raiding the federal treasury to give the rich more money. Meanwhile 10,000 people in North Carolina are homeless, and affordable housing is rapidly disappearing.
Does the “reform agenda” involve the mind-boggling escalation of the global climate crisis?
Does the “reform agenda” involve having an avowed white nationalist in the White House determine our immigration agenda? Is the president’s racist rhetoric part of the “reform agenda”?
America is under attack by a foreign government who, by the account of all of our intelligence agencies and the report of the Senate Intelligence Committee, interfered with the 2016 election and is interfering with the 2020 right now. The president and his Attorney General and others in the highest levels of our government including you are promoting false conspiracy theories about Ukraine that we now know originated with Putin. Is this the “reform agenda” you are talking about, the reforming of a democracy into an autocracy?
Senator Tillis, please stand up for the rule of law and defend America’s most cherished values. It is not too late to do your job, and to do the right thing.