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Is Your Congressman One Of The 289 Who Just Voted To Stop Syrian Refugees From Coming To America?

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Here’s the list of Congressmen who voted to make it nearly impossible for Syrian refugees to come to America. 

By a vote of 289-137, the House this afternoon voted to effectively suspend the program that allows Syrian and Iraqi refugees from coming to America. These are people who are fleeing a brutal civil war, and violence from ISIS, desperately need our help, and yet 289 U.S. Congressmen decided to turn their backs on some of the world’s most needy.

In total, 60 million people have been displaced. America was going to take a paltry 10,000. Even France has committed – even after the attacks last week – to taking 30,000. 

The bill of course was titled in Washington speak as the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015, or the American SAFE Act of 2015. 

Shockingly, 47 Democrats were among those who voted for the bill, HR 4038. And even more shockingly, three members of the House LGBT Equality Caucus, Jared Polis (D-CO), Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) were among those voting in favor of this obscene legislation.

LOOK: House Overwhelmingly Approves Bill To Reject Syrian Refugees

On Twitter, many LGBT activists are furious with the three Equality Caucus members. Author, SIRIUSXM Progress radio host and Huffington Post editor-at-large Michelangelo Signorile rightly offered some strong words:

As did others:

While voting for the bill is indeed reprehensible, the three Equality Caucus members are not alone.

Here’s the full list of 47 Democrats who voted for this bill, and deserve our contempt for this action:

Pete Aguilar (CA-31)

Brad Ashford (NE-02)

Ami Bera (CA-07)

Sanford Bishop (GA-02)

Julia Brownley (CA-26)

Cheri Bustos (IL-17)

John Carney (DE-AL)

Gerry Connolly (VA-11)

Jim Cooper (TN-05)

Jim Costa (CA-16)

Joe Courtney (CT-02)

Henry Cuellar (TX-28)

John Delaney (MD-06)

Lloyd Doggett (TX-35)

Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02)

John Garamendi (CA-03)

Gwen Graham (FL-02)

Gene Green (TX-29)

Janice Hahn (CA-44)

Jim Himes (CT-04)

Steve Israel (NY-03)

Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)

Bill Keating (MA-09)

Ron Kind (WI-03)

Annie Kuster (NH-02)

Jim Langevin (RI-02)

Dan Lipinski (IL-03)

Dave Loebsack (IA-02)

Stephen Lynch (MA-08)

Sean Maloney (NY-18)

Patrick Murphy (FL-18)

Rick Nolan (MN-08)

Donald Norcross (NJ-01)

Scott Peters (CA-52)

Collin Peterson (MN-07)

Jared Polis (CO-02)

Kathleen Rice (NY-04)

Raul Ruiz (CA-36)

Tim Ryan (OH-13)

Kurt Schrader (OR-05)

David Scott (GA-13)

Terri Sewell (AL-07)

Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09)

Louise Slaughter (NY-25)

Marc Veasey (TX-33)

Filemon Vela (TX-34)

Tim Walz (MN-01)

 

Below is the complete list. If your Congressman is one of the “AYES,” they voted for the bill. Consider picking up the phone or emailing your representative and explaining why you’re disappointed or they won’t have your vote next year.

 

Image by David Saddler via Flickr and a CC license

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BREAKING NEWS

Pelosi Officially Notifies US Attorney of Bannon’s Refusal to Comply With Subpoena After Calling for Him to Go to Jail

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Monday evening officially notified the Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Channing Phillips, that Trump strategist Steve Bannon has refused to comply with a lawful subpoena.

The rare move comes after a bipartisan vote of the full House, including all Democrats and nine Republicans, to refer Bannon for contempt of Congress.

“The Chair will inform the House that pursuant to H.Res. 730, the Speaker has certified to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia the refusal of Stephen K. Bannon to produce documents in compliance with a subpoena to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol,” is the statement read on the Floor at exactly 6:01:40 p.m.

On Sunday, calling Bannon one of Trump’s “toadies,” Speaker Pelosi called for Bannon to go to jail.

Bannon potentially could be facing a fine and up to 12 months in jail, according to CNN.

 

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RIGHT WING EXTREMISM

Marjorie Taylor Greene Continues Wild AOC Obsession With Crazed Conspiracy Theory: You ‘Participated in Civil War’

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U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), the most prominent lawmaker named in the bombshell Rolling Stone article, unleashed a wild a conspiracy theory-fueled attack against Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday.

Her tweetstorm, 12 posts long (although she did label one #6 twice) included the demand, usually made by right wing Twitter trolls, to “debate me,” along with false claims AOC is “tear[ing] our country apart because you are a communist,” and “participated in [a] civil war.”

Greene started by retweeting Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet calling for any “member of Congress who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation’s capitol” to be “expelled.”

Rep. Greene complains “ALL of the thousands of Antifa/BLM foot soldiers of the Democrat Communist Party that attacked innocent Americans, looted & burned private businesses, & more crimes have not been properly charged yet & many were let off.”

She claims AOC and other Democratic lawmakers engaged in a “civil war that was waged in the streets of America during the communist revolution of 2020,” which is a flat-out lie.

Greene also falsely calls U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) a “terrorist sympathizer,” and claims the BLM protests caused over $1 trillion in damage, which is wildly false.

In her provably false screed Greene uses variations of the word “communist” five times, “Socialist” and “Fascist” once each, “civil war” and “vaccine” three times, “Democrat” seven times, “America” or “American” nine times.

 

 

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COMMENTARY

‘Folks Knew Crimes Were About to Be Committed’: Dem Lawmakers Furious Over Republicans’ Involvement in Jan. 6

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Americans are expressing outrage after a bombshell Rolling Stone report that claims several GOP Members of Congress and their staffs were involved in planning and organizing Donald Trump’s January 6 rally that led to the violent and deadly insurrection, along with “Trump’s efforts to overturn his election loss.”

Some of those who are among the most outraged are Democratic Members of Congress, who were in the Capitol on January 6 and feared for their lives. Learning that some of their GOP colleagues were involved in the planning of the rally that precipitated the insurrection has been “triggering,” as one House Democrat revealed, adding that it makes her “blood boil.”

The Rolling Stone article cites two “planners of the pro-Trump rallies that took place in Washington, D.C.,” who allege Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) were deeply involved, along with these members of Congress or their aides: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

Legal experts have called for those members of Congress and staffers to be expelled if the allegations are true, while one has urged people to “chill,” and let the DOJ do what it needs to.

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But the outrage is palpable.

U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) calls the Rolling Stone article “highly disturbing.”

“No one should be above the law,” he says, “including Members of Congress and former White House Staff. And if pardons were indeed discussed in advance, why would that be? Because folks knew crimes were about to be committed.”

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) says she is “joining the calls for those who helped plan the deadly January 6th insurrection to be immediately expelled.”

“Every Member of Congress that helped to plan the attempted coup of our government shouldn’t be allowed to serve in Congress.”

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, the first Asian-American elected to Congress from New York, says she has “angry tears right now,” citing the Rolling Stone report.

“During 1/6, I, like many, texted loved ones goodbye. Countless people have asked if I’ve been ok since & I’ve always answered truthfully that i was fine. But this article was triggering. How could colleagues be traitors? This makes my blood boil.”

She adds:

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) says the Rolling Stone report is “Further reinforcement of why the work of the” House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack “is so important. If any current members of Congress worked with the insurrectionists who threatened the very government they are a part of, they should be removed from office.”

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) says reports like the Rolling Stone article “underscore why the work of the Jan. 6th Committee is so important. We must follow all the facts, no matter where they lead.”

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