Representing California's 28th Congressional District and Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee.
After Watergate, Congress passed landmark reforms to ensure that those abuses of power would never happen again. And after three and a half years of Trump, it's clear we need a new set of reforms — now. That's why we're introducing this package #ProtectingOurDemocracy :
America lost a giant. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was shunned from courtrooms when she began her career because she was a woman. But she persisted, blazing a trail for millions of women and others who had been excluded or oppressed. RBG is a lioness of the law. She is irreplaceable.
Today, we are introducing the Protecting Our Democracy Act, landmark reforms to: 🛑Stop presidential abuses. ⚖️Restore our system of checks and balances, and strengthen accountability and transparency. 🗳️Protect our elections. We are #ProtectingOurDemocracy . For the People.
With a lawless president who acts as if rules are for suckers, political norms for losers, and governing for chumps, It is clear we need a new series of reforms to protect our democracy. That’s why we are introducing the #ProtectingOurDemocracy Act:
This is how democracy dies. A president so desperate to cling to power that he won’t commit to a peaceful transition of power. That he seeks to throw out millions of votes. And a Republican Party too craven to say a word. But we will fight back. America belongs to the people.
BREAKING: @HouseIntel just subpoenaed DHS and the acting head of its intelligence office. They are effectively blocking the whistleblower from testifying and have failed to provide key documents. We will not tolerate DHS's obstruction and attempts to run out the clock.
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.