Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse


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

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This week’s Scheme speech discusses the dark-money gatekeeper, the Federalist Society, and how the group and its long-time leader, Leonard Leo, built the power necessary to deliver a complete overhaul of the Supreme Court in less than four years.

I’m really sorry. My condolences to the Enzi family.

I’m heartened to see so many people expressing support for my persistence & digging to get answers from the FBI about the fake “tip line” they ran for the Kavanaugh investigation. I also want to debunk some of the falsehoods I’ve heard since the news broke. Here’s the real story:

On climate, remember that this is not just the worst year in the last ten to twenty years, it’s also likely the best year in the next ten or twenty years. The worst is yet to come.

Good move, @Fidelity ! Make it real — there’s lots of green washing out there. (Hint: if they are paying trade associations that don’t support serious climate legislation, it’s not real.)

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The men & women who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6th showed bravery in the face of grave danger. Their heroism saved lives and bought precious time for others rushing to safety. They deserve to be heard, and we all should listen.

Is there accountability in heaven for causing suffering and death to God’s beautiful creatures? As Pope Francis said: “We do not have the right!”

As my colleagues and I have argued to DOJ, Trump and his cronies issued immigration decisions that transformed our system into something much less fair. Attorney General Garland is doing the right thing in reversing those decisions.

Happy we are proceeding toward reconciliation instructions. Our Budget Dems agreement sets excellent start point.

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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 long-delayed answer confirms how badly we were spun by Director Wray and the FBI in the Kavanaugh background investigation and hearing.

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

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One way to clear it up? Suspend trial to depose McCarthy and Tuberville under oath and get facts. Ask Secret Service to produce for review comms back to White House re VP Pence safety during siege. What did Trump know, and when did he know it?

Resetting our clocks twice a year worked for Americans a century ago, but it’s time for a change. Instead of regularly disrupting our lives, we can make Daylight Savings Time permanent and give families more sunlight to enjoy after work and school.

I am still waiting for a sign the FBI is investigating anyone not in the building — funders, organizers, conspirators, aiders and abetters. 

The FBI was involved in getting Trump opponents’ communications data. According to CNN, “The leak hunt began with the FBI . . . .” This is not just a DOJ problem, it’s also an FBI problem, and questions need to be asked of FBI.

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