Representing California's 28th Congressional District and Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee.
Some say that the remedy of impeachment is flawed, an unworkable mistake of the founders. That’s nonsense. There is nothing wrong with the Constitution, its draftsmanship, or the oath. Only with those who need uphold it. The fault lies not in our laws, but in ourselves.
Senators arguing against raising the minimum wage make $174,000 a year. The minimum wage is now $7.25 an hour, or $15,000 a year. That’s not a living wage. Raising it to $15 will lift millions out of poverty. Americans don’t care how it gets done, just that we do it. ASAP.
Sandy Hook. Parkland. El Paso. Orlando. Las Vegas. Atlanta. Boulder. This awful list keeps growing. No more. We must act: Universal background checks. Ban assault weapons & extended clips. And more. We have the power. Not the NRA. So let’s act. Before another tragedy strikes.
Some of the troops who are serving in Afghanistan today were not yet born on 9/11. And after 20 years of war, of death and of loss, a continued military presence there is no longer in our best interest. This decision isn’t without risk, but it's the right one.
The Russia sanctions confirm what we've long known: Trump’s campaign chairman shared internal polling data and strategy with Konstantin Kilimnik - who shared it with Russian intelligence. While Russia was helping Trump’s campaign. So much for the “no collusion” crowd.
Donald Trump must be convicted and removed from office. Because he will always choose his own personal interest over our national interest. Because in America, right matters. Truth matters. If not, no Constitution can protect us. If not, we are lost.
The U.S. government is finally open again. RT if you think Congress should pass legislation to prevent future shutdowns.