In 2018, Katie Porter flipped a Republican safe seat -- it had literally never been held by a Democrat-- in California's 45th District, and since then, she has been a delightful, brilliant terror of a lawmaker, using her deep background in finance law (she's a tenured finance law prof at UC Irvine who literally wrote the textbook on consumer finance law in the wake of Dodd-Frank and Elizabeth Warren's establishment of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau). Read the rest
Inspiring Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan responded to President Racism's latest round of disgusting comments by telling the NAACP she's "...not going nowhere, not until I impeach this President..."
On Sunday, Trump tweeted; "I don't believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country," accused them of "destroying the Democratic Party," and said they should "apologize to America" and Israel. Not long after Tlaib's remarks concluded on Monday, the President tweeted: "The "Squad" is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart."
In her remarks in Detroit, Tlaib did not directly address the President's latest tweets, but later in her speech she said, "We need bold action, folks. I know what's happening out there ... it's beyond just the four of us."
"The squad is all of you. I can tell you, you are all the squad, trust me. If you support equity, you support justice, you are one of us," she said. Tlaib has long pushed for impeachment, and made headlines hours after her swearing in to Congress when she told the audience at a progressive event, "we're gonna go in there and we're going to impeach the motherf****r," a reference to the President.
"The Squad" gives me hope. Read the rest