Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse


U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, the Ocean State.

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There are over 267,000 Americans who have died of covid. As cases rise across the country, this disease will have many more opportunities to attack many more Americans. We all need to do our part: wear a mask, social distance, and listen to the science.

This will have been the most warned-of crisis in history; both the physical climate and oceans damage, and the economic effect on coastal property values (predicted years ago by Freddie Mac as a crash). Unbelievably frustrating.

It is wrong to give special interest groups like @FedSoc  a seat at the table where judicial nominees are picked.

A Republican once told me, “If you want to get rid of dark money, you’re going to have to raise a lot more of it.” Ok, done. Now will you help us get rid of the damned stuff?

Scientist @RBrulle  studies fossil fuel’s apparatus of climate denial, patiently and determinedly probing its secrets—a quiet hero.

50 years ago today, @EPA  began protecting public health and the environment by holding polluters accountable. Trump tried hard to undermine that work on behalf of big polluters. Now, we can celebrate #EPAat50  and the recovery of the agency’s vital mission.

When you see how much money Brits would save moving to electric vehicles, you understand the dirty tricks of fossil fuel connivers like @MarathonPetroCo  to disrupt even fuel efficiency standards.

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McConnell has had a perfectly good relief bill sitting on his desk for months that he has refused to bring up for a vote. The new bipartisan framework provides a welcome opportunity to restart stalled negotiations and put pressure on Leader McConnell to start doing his job.

In my time in politics, two of our state’s @projo  writers have been stricken with ALS. Brian Dickinson first & Bill Malinowski afterwards. They stand as an example to all of us of what courage in impossible circumstances looks like & that is a blessing that they give to us.

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MUST WATCH: Republican asks one of ’s US District Judge nominees basic questions of law & he can’t answer a single one. Hoo-boy.

This is the pile of House-passed bills, 90% bipartisan, dead on Mitch McConnell’s desk in the Senate#LegislativeGraveyard 

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I don’t even know where to begin with ’s CEQ nominee Kathleen Hartnett White—she outright rejects basic science.

My colleagues said they supported a nominee before there was a nominee. This process is being done at breakneck speed in the middle of a pandemic while we do nothing to help Americans. We have awkward 180s from Republicans from the Garland nomination to now. All pretty unusual…

It’s the same funders selecting judges, funding campaigns for the judges and then showing up in courts in these orchestrated amicus flotillas and telling those judges what to do. It’s all one big #DarkMoney  scheme.

Soon, we will be voting on whether extreme @realDonaldTrump  judicial nominee Steven Menashi deserves a lifetime seat on the federal bench. The problem is… he refused to answer ANY of our questions, Republicans and Democrats alike.

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