Leading Democratic Women Just Launched A Major Effort To Stop McConnell’s Latest Heist

- Desember 13, 2017

Empowered by Doug Jones‘ seismic Democratic victory in Alabama last night over RNC-funded, Trump-endorsed pro-slavery child molester Roy Moore, congressional leaders — coincidentally, all women — are standing up against Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s attempt to pull another “Merrick Garland” by not seating the newly elected Senator until after his party rams their tax scam through congress, making it the kleptocratic law of the land.

Popular California Senator Kamala Harris tweeted three clarion calls to galvanize popular demand for McConnell to seat Jones, rather flout his constitutional obligation, as he did with President Obama’s Supreme Court pick, Merrick Garland.  Senator Harris even started a petition you can sign to insist Doug Jones immediately assume his rightful place in the Senate. 

Meanwhile, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, fresh from her feud with President Trump who yesterday insinuated she was a whore for urging his resignation for allegedly sexually assaulting at least 19 women, called the tax plan — which balloons the debt by $1.5 trillion, cuts taxes for the rich and raises them for everyone else —  “terrible” and echoed her fellow Democrat Harris in enjoining that Doug Jones be seated before the tax bill vote.

Populist heroine Elizabeth Warren took up the call against Reverse Robin Hood Republican shenanigans and for honoring the democratic wishes of Alabama voters, citing a historical precedent in her own state of Massachusetts.  You can watch her speech here:

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin mocked Republicans’ craven urgings to “let the people of Alabama speak,” as a canard for allowing a credibly accused child molester to reach one of the highest offices in the land.  If Republicans want to let Alabamans speak, Baldwin retorts, they should seat Doug Jones.

House Minority Leader — and the former first woman Speaker of the House in history — Nancy Pelosi, said that in the lower house, “when someone is elected, we give them their seat — we don’t hold it back so we can have a vote go the way we want it to.”

The Republicans know how spiteful their tax bill is.  That’s why they tried to strongarm it to a vote with hand-scribbled notes in the middle of the night.  In their haste to steal from the poor to give to the rich, they made mistakes that defeated their own ends.  Now they have to vote again for a revised bill that is losing support every day and they want every vote they can get, even if it means squeezing out the duly elected Alabama Democrat.

But Democratic women in Congress are pulling the covers off of these Republican thieves and calling for everyone to see their venal machinations in broad daylight.

Seat Doug Jones, Republicans, or you’ll never hear the end of it.

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