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The reason I say this and the reason I'm getting emotional in this moment is because these folks who tell us to move on, that it's not a big deal, that we should forget what's happened, or even telling us to apologize. These are the same tactics of abusers. And, um, I'm a survivor of sexual assault, and I haven't told many people that in my life. But when we go through trauma, trauma compounds on each other. And so, whether you had a negligent or a neglectful parent, and -- or whether you had someone who was verbally abusive to you, whether you are a survivor of abuse, whether you experience any sort of trauma in your life, small to large -- these episodes can compound on one another.
The moment you bring a gun onto the House floor in violation of rules, you put everyone around you in danger. It is irresponsible, it is reckless, but beyond that it is the violation of rules, you are openly disobeying the rules that we have established as a community, which means that you can not be trusted to be held accountable to what we've decided as a community. And so I don't really care what they say their intentions are, I care what the impact of their actions are, and the impact is to put all 435 members of Congress in danger.
What you all have shown is that a people's movement here is not an accident, it is a mandate, this absolutely strengthens us. It's not just about winning or losing, but so much of this is about how we win. To win with that kind of mandate is transformative, and it tells us that our policy positions are not an accident.
I would like to see in a presidential candidate is one that has a coherent worldview and logic from which all these policy proposals are coming forward, i think Sen. Sanders has that. I also think Sen. Warren has that. I also want to see us centering( on) working people in the United States to stem income inequality( and) tackle climate change.
We are talking about the president using the full power of the United States government in order to pursue and manufacture a politically-motivated investigation against a political opponent, i think its an allegation that, frankly, has united more members of the party on impeachment than any other, and so for that, I think its an understandable decision that we make.
Hannity added. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has recently been clashing with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and has suggested that Nancy Pelosi has been singling out Nancy Pelosi and three fellow freshman congresswomen because of race. But the persistent singling out... It got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful. ... The explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.
It may be politically convenient, and it may make you look good in the short term for saying, Oh were not voting for pay increases, but we should be fighting for pay increases for every American worker, we should be fighting for a $ 15 minimum wage pegged to inflation so that everybody in the United States with a salary with a wage gets a cost of living increase.Members of Congress, retail workers, everybody should get cost of living increases to accommodate for the changes in our economy. And then when we dont do that, it only increases the pressure on members to exploit loopholes like insider-trading loopholes, to make it on the back end.
I think thats the direction that we absolutely need to go in, i think one of the things that were hearing right here in our, that were really discovering in our hearings is that we -- the real issue with our health care system is that were trying to have it both ways. Were trying to have half a free market system, half a more public system. And it is in the half-commitments that our systems are breaking down.
We had been building and building, knocking on doors and doing everything we could, but a lot of the rhetoric I was met with from day one was,' You know,( Jeff Klein) is so powerful, and you have an uphill battle and I don't know if I want to donate. I received so many no's and so many question marks, asking if it was possible, then June 26th happened.
My opponent has literally called ICE' fascist,' yet he refuses to take the stance of abolishing it, which, to me, is morally incomprehensible. Words mean something, and the moment you have identified something as fascist, that with it carries a moral responsibility to abolish it, that's what I'm talking about when we say that norms have been eroded : that we literally have elected officials arguing to basically retain fascist agencies. And that's on the left.
We're having a grass roots, corporate-free political revolution in the United States, in 2018, it's not enough to just turn red districts blue. We need to turn blue districts bluer. If in a district that's 85% Democrat, if this seat hasn't been leading the charge on progressive issues, what's the point?
The only way that you beat a machine is with a movement and the only way that this movement can sustain is if we start in good faith on shared values of a New York citizen. I think that is where Cynthia and I come together, i very much value the work and the impact that she has already made, due to the fact that she can go on‘The View’andtalk about abolishing ICE. What we can do is tag-team this message so that every community can hear it that needs to hear it. And I think that that kind of solidarity across lines is very, very powerful.
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