Brian Schatz

Brian Schatz

United States Senator from Hawaii. Dad.

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It is hard to credibly claim you are for bipartisanship if you filibuster bipartisanship.

If you are not excited for Giannis you have a heart of stone.

We are not going to have a “big fight” over the debt ceiling. We are just going to handle our business like grownups.

Getting to the truth matters. You treating the Speaker’s unwillingness to turn an investigation about the attempt to violently overturn democracy itself into a circus of lies like a tactical misstep makes me want to drown my phone in my remaining coffee.

Only if you send this tweet over to @ChrisCillizza 

@CillizzaCNN  Respectfully, but seriously, do you want to respond to my criticism? Republicans tried to put 1/6 truthers on this Committee and you made that a Pelosi problem. And the idea that the findings of a serious investigative process won’t “matter” is dangerous.

I think it’s great that the FDA doesn’t pay attention to politics or politicians, but from a public health standpoint they would likely save many lives by accelerating their decision regarding the vaccine for those under twelve.

I can’t force them and I wouldn’t force them. Read the tweet.

It’s perfectly ok to not tweet some culture war stuff and read a magazine article or go for a walk or make a grilled cheese.

It used to be literally unthinkable for Americans to root against American Olympic teams. That is the difference between Trump and almost every other politician. He’s not for us.


Republicans are refusing to pass a bill that has - free coronavirus testing - paid emergency medical leave - extended unemployment insurance - food assistance - help for health care workers. Call their offices, tell them to get their shit together and do it. Thanks.

One good thing about Joe Biden is he doesn’t owe anyone 421 million dollars.

I will be introducing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to discontinue the program that transfers military weaponry to local police departments.

For the media. We need you to step up and describe what is happening to our country. Use the words. “Authoritarian.” “Unlawful.” “Autocratic” “Illegal.” It’s not “dramatic” or “trumpian.” Or “risky.” This isn’t a show.

There were 54 votes in favor of enacting the January 6 Commission, and 35 opposed, but because our rules are completely bananas that means that the 35 WON THE VOTE. The filibuster must go.

McConnell is threatening to filibuster the Organizing Resolution which allows Democrats to assume the committee Chair positions. It’s an absolutely unprecedented, wacky, counterproductive request. We won the Senate. We get the gavels.

The Capitol Police leadership turned down backup. My blood is boiling.

Some of the same people who voted no on impeachment, saying that the remedy for malfeasance is an election, are now saying the remedy for the election is malfeasance.

The Coronavirus is not contained. It will not fade in the spring. Trump cut CDC by 9 percent. Trump eliminated the position at the global health security teams at NSC and DHS. They don’t know what they are doing. They are fixated on the politics and the stock market.