Senator Jeff Merkley

Senator Jeff Merkley

U.S. Senator from the State of Oregon. Instagram:

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FULL REPORT SOON: This whistleblower reveals how the Trump admin asked them and other U.S. asylum officers to take actions they felt broke their oath of office and violated the law. In a nation founded as a refuge for the persecuted, we should all be disturbed by this.

This is what happens when you install a FORMER COAL LOBBYIST as the head of the EPA: systemic maneuvers to prevent actual science from being used in public health regulation. Outrageous, dangerous, and unacceptable.

This is what courage and principle look like. We stand with you, Martin.

On Monday (Veterans Day), the @WhiteHouse  tweeted “You are America’s greatest living heroes, and we will cherish you now, always, and forever.” Strange, since they're the ones stopping the VA from helping 83,000 vets access care for Agent Orange exposure.

BREAKING: I’ve just released a new report detailing @realDonaldTrump ’s gutting of the legal asylum system, including first-hand whistleblower accounts showing admin's "racist agenda of keeping Hispanic & Latino populations from entering the United States."

Another school shooting. Another community in crisis. Another evening when someone's child doesn't come home. Inaction is complicity. @senatemajldr , there's no excuse. Schedule a vote on the bills you're blocking.

Wednesday's hearing made clear exactly what’s at stake and why it matters. These are allegations of bribery, plain and simple: the President conditioned official actions, our foreign policy, on getting something of personal value from Ukraine. "

These hearings matter. The House investigation matters. Don’t disengage.


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 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.

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.

This G-7 announcement is corrupt. It's a violation of the Constitution. It's an abuse of power. And Congress can shut it down. I'm introducing a bill first thing next week to stop this corruption in it's tracks. More to come...

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.

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, .

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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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.

KNOW THIS: the Administration is locking up 14,600 children in child prison camps. I’ve been inside – they’re horrible. This fight is NOT OVER. Keep making your voices heard.