Senator Jeff Merkley

Senator Jeff Merkley


U.S. Senator from the State of Oregon. Instagram: https://t.co/pECsFBm1G1

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Initial Covid-19 test: botched PPE distribution: botched Test distribution: botched Small biz aid rollout: botched Remdesivir distribution: botched Trump administration incompetence is crippling America’s response to this crisis.

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It’s unacceptable that police keep killing unarmed black Americans and yet there’s no official data gathered. It’s often said you can’t improve what you don’t measure. DOJ should require departments to submit statistics of every police-involved death by race.

Trump’s call to shoot protestors is an incitement to murder those who call out injustice. @realDonaldTrump : How about instead, striving to end injustice? You have the bully pulpit. Use it to build a better nation, not to double-down on racism and abuse.

I am heartbroken and furious. I join America's cry for justice:

America is smoldering today. People are right to be angry. Our law enforcement culture must change. There can be no blue wall protecting racism and brutality.

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We cannot allow officers who abuse their badge through racism and brutality to continue do so time and time again. I am working on legislation that would deny DOJ funds to any police department that refuses to report officers fired for misconduct to a national registry.

Trump has failed to address the serial police brutality driving the protests; failed to propose solutions to the racism destroying the national values of justice and opportunity; failed to speak to the American people to calm the nation, and redirect the anger to activism.

His ONLY response is to call out the military? This is a profoundly dangerous answer and an abject failure of leadership. #blacklivesmatter 

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I was barred entry. Asked repeatedly to speak to a supervisor—he finally came out and said he can’t tell us anything. Police were called on us. Children should never be ripped from their families & held in secretive detention centers. RT if you agree this is WRONG.

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I read the FBI report. This whole thing is a sham. This stunted, strangled investigation was designed to provide cover, not to provide the truth.

I asked the senior senator from Texas to come to the floor and explain his Wall Street Welfare amendment that lets giant hedge funds be taxed like small businesses. Still waiting. RT if you want him to come to the floor.

I just left the tent city at Tornillo. It is a child prison camp. They refused our request to speak with the children who are held there.

Attorney General Barr lied to Congress and used the Department of Justice to intervene in criminal proceedings against the President's political flunky. I demand his resignation. RT if you agree.

TRUMP SCAM ALERT: @realDonaldTrump  just leased public lands in the Arctic Nat’l Wildlife Refuge to oil & gas companies for just $11 an acre! This is an outlandish and unacceptable giveaway that threatens one of America’s greatest natural treasures.

These are tweets that the new Admin has already deleted. RT if you believe in science and oppose Trump's gag order on climate facts!

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I have 4 televisions on right now and not a single one of them is showing this footage from earlier today. Every station should be covering this Trump-created crisis and the mistreatment of children in our care. We are better than this.

Team Trump has proposed a new reg to allow family internment camps in America. Yes… internment camps! Is this what we've to come to? It was evil in WWII. And it is evil now. One day when your children ask you about what happened, what will you tell them? We are better than this.

Law only allows the use of a #NationalEmergency  in two scenarios: 1. Declaration of war 2. Emergency requiring the use of armed forces Not because you failed at negotiating & Mexico won't pay for your racist wall. The American people will see you in court, .

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