Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse

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

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Very good national interview with @GovRaimondo , particularly the empty truck story.

This is all very authoritative and knowledgeable, but it seems to me to ignore the salient mega-fact of unlimited dark money in politics.

Dark money in politics for instance requires Republicans to engage in the folly of climate denial not because they believe it but because otherwise fossil fuel money will crush them.

Hey @CocaCola  @PepsiCo  . I never got an answer, so I’ll try this again. Why won’t you #LobbyForClimate  and #ChangetheChamber  ? Your @USChamber  , your problem – now is the time to make it change.

Here’s the problem with that: it’s a rigged competition, with hundreds of billions in annual subsidy for fossil fuel in U.S. alone per @IMFNews  . A rigged competition isn’t competition. Plus, fossil fuel uses top-down political pressure on government to keep competition rigged.

After months of “no urgency,” GOP finally will engage on next #COVID  bill. Top priority? Shielding unsafe big businesses who cause people to sicken or die.

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Sister Joyce Flowers, a wonderful woman who spread hope and joy to all those lucky enough to know her. Her legacy will live on through the countless people whose lives she touched and I was honored to know her.

Mueller bent over backwards at every juncture for @realDonald Trump. Must be annoying that Trump comes after him anyway. Normal people would be grateful.


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.

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.

The giant cruise companies incorporate overseas to dodge US taxes, flag vessels overseas to avoid US taxes and laws, and pollute without offset. Why should we bail them out?

If the Republicans say they’re "just jurors" in the impeachment, it’s interesting that they’re sitting down with the probable defendant to discuss the case. Not exactly “juror” behavior.

A Republican operative under multiple Presidents says: @realDonaldTrump  is profoundly compromised, acting just as you would imagine a person with a disordered personality would .... a man who is deeply damaged, an emotional misfit.”