Carrying out federal executions during a deadly pandemic puts hundreds of people at risk from local community members to Bureau of Prison employees to lawyers and advocates. As my dear friend Elijah Cummings said, we as United States citizens, are better than this. #OrlandoHall
For this week's GC profile, I spoke with de Blasio's counsel, @lipak23 , about pandemic-related closures, police reform, and the election — as well as a lesson shared with him by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings.
“I think that a lot of us, by the millions, had in mind that we owed it to John Lewis and Elijah Cummings. We owed it to Shirley Chisholm," @TheRevAl said. "We had a reason to vote, but because of the John Lewises, we had the capacity to vote. And we were not going to waste it."
We heard that Donald Trump only cares about the big stuff that helps him personally. The question now is — what do we care about? The Constitution? Our oath of office? Or merely our party. In the words of Elijah Cummings: We are better than that.