Donald Trump pushed Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 election. He withheld U.S. military aid and a White House meeting to pressure Ukraine to launch a sham investigation into a 2020 political rival in order to hurt his candidacy.
That’s bribery and extortion. We are demanding that Senator TIllis stand up for the rule of law and stop defending the president, whose actions are indefensible.
Featured speakers include Susanna Hailey at Law Works NC.
November 12, 2019
Dear Senator Tillis,
It is time for the Senate to vote on HR1, For the People Act of 2019: To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes. Do you have the courage to stand up and let M. Mitch know that a campaign finance and ethics overhaul is actually how many of you on the Hill are going to stay out of jail? I hope you have a lawyer and I hope she’s good.
Voting, Money In Politics and Ethics. Where do you stand?
Voting: No need to go further than your ardent defense of voter ID laws, your endlessly stunning commitment to discriminatory practices.
Money In Politics: $7,321,115.00 in your re-election bank. We know about the NRA. Yet others remain not so evident. Is Cambridge Analytica back on the job? Oh sorry, it closed last year in scandal mode. Who’s your upcoming Big Data company? HR1 will at least make you vet the next group you use.
Ethics: Your curious stand on information about a political opponent offered by a foreign adversary (yes sure, alert the FBI but oh heavens corroborate the information as well) does not fall into some gray area. It affects the security of the country. Please pass that on when you’re getting a little more cash from 45.
HR1 also requires candidates for President and Vice-President to submit 10 years of tax returns.
Our eternal wish: Senator Tillis, do your job. With your heart as a guide all these answers will come easily. You are forgetting who you are. You are forgetting who we are.
Senator Tillis co-sponsored Lindsey Graham’s resolution complaining about the process in the House, and he approved of the obstruction of the hearing on Wednesday by representatives of his party, which delayed it by 5 hours. The American people want the truth, and we need to keep pointing out the costs of this presidency to the rule of law, our democratic process, our elections, our allies, and our values. People are exhausted by all the news coming out of Washington, yes, but meanwhile we absolutely must build public pressure to remove this president.
Even when Trump abandoned the at the direction of Turkey’s president, Tillis defended him, saying he “trusts” Trump. Join us as we demand that Senator Tillis defend our country’s most sacred values and stand up to this corrupt, narcissistic, and racist president.
Tuesdays with Tills has completed the Mueller Report! The questions can be found in our archives or in the archives of our TinyLetter.
Mueller report reading assignment for this week is Volume II pp 103-159. You can download the report here. The quiz questions are below.
1) “What exactly is the Magnitsky Act?”
2) “Which members of the Trump campaign attended the 06/09/2016 Trump Tower meeting?”
3) “Which Trump campaign official testified that he believed Donald Trump knew beforehand of a 06/09/2016 meeting in Trump Tower?”
4) “Who is Eric Prince’s sister?”
5) “Kirill Dmitriev served as an intermediary between Vladimir Putin and members of the Incoming Trump Administration prior to the inauguration.
What specific task was Dmitriev asked to perform by Putin?”
Tiebreaker Question-“In your estimation, which individual with ties to Russia and/or Ukraine, and discussed in pages 103-159 of the Report, engaged in actions that posed the single biggest threat to the national security of the United States? Support your answer”
Thank you so much for reading this! Have a good week, and don’t lose heart. Things look bad, I know, but it is truly amazing how much strength people are bringing to their activism and awakening these days. All our inner and outer efforts will bear fruit.