Loujain al-Hathloul has endured torture and abuse for over 2 years while detained. The only just outcome would be her immediate, unconditional release. Any restrictions on her ability to travel or communicate would be unacceptable. We stand by her.
Loujain al-Hathloul, who fought Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving, has become one of the kingdom's most prominent prisoners. She appeared before a judge on Wednesday, shaking uncontrollably, to learn she was being sent to terrorism court, her family said.https://nyti.ms/3fCbYfv
Donald Trump has repeatedly abused the pardon power to reward friends and protect those who covered up for him. This time he pardons Michael Flynn, who lied to hide his dealings with the Russians. It’s no surprise that Trump would go out as he came in — Crooked to the end.
This Thanksgiving, tens of thousands of Americans are waiting in hours-long lines at local food banks. In a nation as prosperous as ours, the rise in hunger is a terrible policy failure. But the fact McConnell won’t act to help these families? That failure is a moral one.
The national security team that @Joe Biden announced today is exactly what we need — compassionate, experienced, ethical. It’s already apparent that the Biden Administration will value expertise and will respect the law, a welcome departure from the past four years.
Dear @Emily Murphy, Your refusal to recognize Biden’s win will do serious long-term harm. To national security, our fight against COVID, and more. Trump’s frivolous lawsuits and baseless conspiracies to overturn the people’s mandate will not succeed. Do your duty. Right now.
The day after Christmas, 12 million will lose unemployment benefits. On New Year’s Eve, eviction moratoriums, small business relief and more will expire. The House has acted, and is willing to compromise. So is Trump. So far, nothing but a lump of coal from Mitch McConnell.
We’re at a crossroads in our fight against coronavirus. The virus is spreading as rapidly as it was in the spring. I know it’s tough. But now is the time to make sacrifices so we can save lives. Mask. Social distance. Limit travel and gatherings. Stay safe, Californians.
Due to the rise in #COVID19 cases, CA is issuing a limited Stay at Home Order. Non-essential work and gatherings must stop from 10pm-5am in counties in the purple tier. This will take effect at 10pm on Saturday and remain for 1 month. Together--we can flatten the curve again.
Countless public servants have tried to determine how to ethically serve a deeply unethical president. Many have failed, but some have stood up when it mattered. @Emily Murphy can still stand up to protect our democracy. Because waiting could cost lives. Do the right thing.
NEW: People who have spoken to GSA Admin Emily Murphy say she's struggling with the weight of the election on her shoulders, feeling like she's in a no-win situation trying to follow what she sees as precedent to wait to ascertain, w/ @Kristen Holmes https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/18/politics/biden-transition-trump-delay/index.html
Director Krebs worked diligently to safeguard our elections from interference and misinformation. He protected our democracy. And spoke truth to power. That’s why Trump retaliated and fired him. It’s pathetic and predictable from a president who views truth as his enemy.
Joe Biden can cancel student debt on day 1. He doesn't need to wait for Congress. And millions of Americans saddled with debt can't wait, either. It's good policy, too — and will stimulate the economy quickly. We need to think big to build a better, fairer economy for all.
You count every vote. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. It’s the essence of our democracy. Unless you’re Trump’s GOP. Then you either win, or cry fraud and try to get legal votes thrown out. Biden won. The only question now is how much damage Trump will do on his way out.
SCOOP: Ga. SoS Raffensperger says Sen. Lindsey Graham pressured him to toss legal ballots. https://wapo.st/3lEogGq
Spreading misinformation. Undermining our standing abroad. Delaying critical national security preparedness. Trump seems determined to burn down the house on his way out the door. We must not let him succeed. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/11/13/trump-endgame-puts-national-security-risk-adam-sch...
A tragic milestone: California now has 1 million cases of COVID-19. It didn’t have to be this way. But we’re not powerless against this virus. Be as cautious, if not more, as you were in March. Wear a mask. Limit travel. Social distance. We can save lives. But we have to act.
California has become the second state in the U.S. to record 1 million confirmed coronavirus infections, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Texas reached the mark earlier this week. http://apne.ws/RXdIDgv
"The president couldn't be doing all this, he couldn't have broken down so many of our norms and democratic institutions over the last four years, he couldn't be behaving the way he is today, if there weren't leaders in the Republican Party ... going along with him." @Adam Schiff
Imagine if this happened in another country: A leader refusing to concede, alleging fraud without evidence, resisting a peaceful transition of power. We would condemn it. It’s no different here. Trump lost. Biden won. America cherishes her democracy. It’s time we show it.
Today, Trump is in the Supreme Court trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Trump wants to end healthcare for millions — during a pandemic. It’s unconscionable. Access to healthcare is a human right and we will fight not only to protect it, but to make it universal.
Some good news to start your week: Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine may be more than 90% effective. There’s light at the end of the tunnel, but the virus is still spreading. As scientists continue to work on a vaccine, we all have to do our part. Wear a mask. Social distance. Be safe.
Breaking News: Pfizer said early data showed its vaccine was more than 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-19, pushing the company to a lead in the vaccine race. https://nyti.ms/3eDsWdc
Now, the work begins: Getting this pandemic under control. Rebuilding our economy. Expanding health care. Fighting climate change. Protecting our democracy. Bolstering truth and accountability. Restoring our standing in the eyes of the world. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-11-07/op-ed-adam-schiff-biden-has-his-work-cut-out-for-him
Over the last four years, our democracy was tested in ways we never imagined. At times it seemed to falter, the guardrails tumbling down. But in the end, our democracy proved resilient. Because truth mattered, right mattered, and decency mattered. Because of you.
Joe Biden’s story is one of loss, perseverance and human decency. His victory, and Kamala’s, shows that in America, those qualities still matter. That right still matters. Truth still matters. And decency still matters. Rebuilding won't be quick or easy. Let’s get to work.
What we just saw was the most dishonest and anti-democratic moment in the history of the presidency. Donald Trump lied incessantly about our election and undermined the very foundation of our democracy. We will count every vote. No matter what he says.
Let’s recap. Trump spent months spreading lies about vote by mail so his supporters wouldn’t use it. Then Republicans blocked proposals to allow mail ballots to be counted quickly. Now Trump claims the counting of valid mail ballots is fraud. Enough. We will count every vote.
Good morning. The election isn't over until every vote is counted. No matter what the President says. Every vote counts, and every vote must be counted. Count every vote.