He Was Warned. He Was Given an Explanation. Nevertheless, He Perjured.
Generally, Your Attorney General Doesn’t Need a Lawyer
Attorney General Sessions’ narrow recusal and his sorry attempt to explain away his perjury are totally inadequate. He is clearly trying to maintain his ability to control the larger investigation into the sprawling personal, political and financial grip Russia has on the Trump Administration. Attorney General Sessions’ lies to the Senate and to the American people make him unfit to serve as the chief law enforcement officer of our country.
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The top law enforcement officer of the United States cannot be a person who lies under oath to the American people. Attorney General Sessions’ impartiality was already suspect, now we know he does not have the integrity to lead the Department of Justice.
Our security and our democracy have been undermined by Russia’s meddling, and this Administration clearly cannot be trusted to investigate itself. There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the full extent of the Trump political, personal and financial connections to the Russians. He must resign immediately.
More Rhetoric, No Details
The President’s speech to Congress this week was utterly disconnected from the cruel reality of his conduct. The President speaks like a populist, but he is selling working people down the river to Wall Street. He claims that he’s making America safer, but he has jeopardized the security of our country and weakened our fight against terror with his Administration’s dangerous, incompetent and unconstitutional actions.
The Trump Administration has spent 40 days putting Wall Street first, making America sick again, sowing fear in our communities, and ensuring Russia maintains its grip on our security and our democracy. Democrats will continue to lead the fight against President Trump’s bait-and-switch assault on America.
We Can Will Do It!
This Women’s History Month, Americans pay tribute to the courageous women who have strengthened our great democracy. We honor the women whose labor and advocacy, leadership and sacrifice have moved America closer to fulfilling our highest ideals.
One hundred years ago this year, Jeannette Rankin, a suffragist, became the first woman elected to Congress. By fighting for and winning the right to vote, women created a more just future for all of our families. Women at the vanguard of change remind us that nothing is more wholesome to our democracy than the increased participation of women in the political process.
House Democratic women wear symbolic white to President Trump’s first address to Congress to stand in solidarity with the women of our nation.
As we take pride in a past of progress, let us keep striving to fulfill the promise of equality and freedom for all girls and women by ensuring equal pay for equal work, securing affordable child care, and protecting women’s reproductive health freedoms. When Women Succeed, America Succeeds. Let’s act to protect and expand the blessing of equality in our time. Let’s combat any efforts to deny women the freedom, liberty, and happiness all humans deserve.
My office was recently contacted by a constituent and her husband who are applicants for political asylum. They have been waiting to be scheduled for their asylum interview, but in the meantime are authorized to work so that they can support themselves. My constituents applied to renew their work authorization with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the beginning of December, but had not heard back since that time. In February, both of their current work authorization cards expired, which meant they could no longer work, consequently putting their livelihoods in danger. Upon contacting my office, my staff immediately relayed the details of my constituents’ situation to USCIS. Shortly thereafter, USCIS approved their new work authorization cards, allowing them to again resume work to support themselves.
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