Withdraw.

It’s long past time for the White House to withdraw Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. It’s long past time for Senate Republicans to stand with women and say that—given the now three credible allegations against the nominee—they will not vote to confirm. It’s long past time for this country to stand with...

Saint Kavanaugh.

“Good and honorable man.” “Strong character and tremendous integrity.” “Is this judge a really good man? And he is. And by any measure he is.” Saint Kavanaugh is a man with an “unblemished past,”—or so President Trump and the White House continue to insist, despite numerous credible allegations of sexual assault levied against him. Judge...

GOP launches attack on survivors.

President Trump, Senate Republicans, and Judge Kavanaugh have now launched a scorched earth campaign to discredit the survivors who are speaking out about Kavanaugh’s past. It echoes Trump’s own attacks against his 16 accusers, not to mention Roy Moore’s and Rob Porter’s. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today called the accusations against Kavanaugh part of...

Defunding cancer research to detain children.

Last week, we wrote about the Trump administration’s diversion of nearly $10 million from FEMA to fund ICE detention and deportation of immigrants. This week, we learned that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to divert millions more to pay for housing the growing number of detained immigrant children. Cuts include: $13.3...

This violence is not inevitable.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastating landfall in Puerto Rico—a tragedy that resulted in the loss of nearly 3,000 lives. Thanks to the Trump administration’s horrific mismanagement of the crisis, thousands of lives were lost, and Puerto Rico remains in dire need of aid and resources for rebuilding. President Trump must instruct...

“This is about basic human decency.”

Imagine: Your child is born with a congenital heart defect. You are told that without immediate, invasive surgery, your days-old child will not survive. For Maggie Chism, this scenario was her reality. Her daughter Evelyn was born on September 7, 2016 with a dangerous heart condition. Without the Affordable Care Act and protections for pre-existing...

Moving backward from Anita Hill.

Instead of responding respectfully and appropriately to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Republicans are desperately looking for ways to attack Ford herself and continue rushing Kavanaugh’s nomination through. In today’s New York Times is a piece written by Anita Hill, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991...

Believe women—delay the vote.

It’s time for you to raise your voice. President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has been accused of sexual assault. Although she wanted her story to be confidential, Professor Christine Blasey Ford now has bravely came forward to share her story of sexual assault. The Senate Judiciary Committee must halt Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote until...

Trump’s nightmare comes true.

As Natasha Bertrand writes, “Paul Manafort's Cooperation With Mueller Is the Biggest Blow Yet to Trump.” Despite months of President Donald Trump trying to dangle a pardon in front of him, news broke today that Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort entered into a cooperation agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Department of...

13,000 yachts.

Watch out, Vern Buchanan—soon, your GOP colleagues and donors could have 13,000 yachts in the water to accompany yours, according to a new CAP Action analysis. Congressional Republicans are seeking to make permanent the temporary tax windfalls built into the 2017 GOP tax scam. These profits have been put to great use, including the purchase...