ICYMI: American Bridge Demands Answers from GOP Senators Still Siding with the Trump-McConnell Shutdown  

In Case You Missed It — American Bridge confronted GOP Senators on Twitter today with TV coverage of their own constituents suffering under the Trump-McConnell shutdown, responding to Senators’ tweets — shutdown-related or not — to emphasize their thousands of constituents going without pay while the shutdown drags on. The Senate adjourned shortly after noon today.

Links to American Bridge’s Twitter replies are below:
@SenTomCotton
@SenThomTillis
@JohnCornyn
@CoryGardner
@ShelleyMooreCapito
@senmajldr

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First Ads Launch on Ralph Abraham Breaking His Promise to Sick Kids and Constituents

Watch the ad, called Lyin’ Ralph Abraham, here

American Bridge is launching a statewide digital ad buy this weekend targeting Congressman Ralph Abraham for breaking his promise to donate his congressional salary to help veterans and children with cancer.

Last night news broke that Abraham broke a campaign pledge to Louisiana voters to donate his entire congressional salary to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Veterans Independence Fund. Abraham admitted to the Advocate that he had not donated his congressional salary for the last few years, as he had promised.

Depending on how many years he was breaking his promise to donate his salary, Abraham owes the Veterans Independence Fund and St. Jude’s Hospital anywhere between $348,000 and $696,000 according to calculations by Bayou Brief.

The 30-second digital spot will run on social media platforms across Louisiana. The ad, called […]

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Lyin’ Ralph Abraham Owes Veterans Group and St. Jude Children’s Hospital Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

Last night news broke that Congressman Ralph Abraham broke a campaign pledge to Louisiana voters to donate his entire congressional salary to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Veterans Independence Fund. Abraham, who was caught in another lie last week when he falsely told a radio station he was not campaigning during the shutdown, admitted to the Advocate that he had not donated his congressional salary for the last few years, as he had promised.

Depending on how many years he was breaking his promise to donate his salary, Abraham owes the Veterans Independence Fund and St. Jude’s Hospital anywhere between $348,000 and $696,000 according to calculations by Bayou Brief.

“Lyin’ Ralph Abraham became a Congressman based off his promise to donate ‘every penny’ of his congressional salary to charity, and last night he admitted he broke that promise,” said American Bridge spokesperson […]

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GOP Senators on Shutdown Impact: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

As the shutdown stretches into its fourth week, GOP Senators are barely trying to conceal the fact that the hundreds of stories of furloughed workers struggling to make ends meet — selling their personal items, facing eviction, and dipping into their kids’ college funds — just aren’t enough to convince them to act to reopen the government.

Here are a few callous excuses from Senate Republicans desperate to avoid confronting the harmful impacts of their shutdown:

Martha McSally (AZ): *crickets*


KPHO

David Perdue (GA): “Leverage”


CNBC

Joni Ernst (IA): “Yes I am taking a paycheck”


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Shelley Moore Capito (WV): “I don’t know that we have reached [the breaking point]”


Fox News

Bill Cassidy (LA): “Can’t avoid [shutdown impact]”


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QUICK CLIP: Gardner’s Shutdown Is Hurting Coloradans

“By refusing to take action to reopen the federal government, Senate Republicans have abdicated the responsibility of a coequal branch of government,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “Cory Gardner’s timid denunciation of the shutdown means nothing to the thousands of Coloradans going without paychecks. His constituents deserve better.”

Below, watch how the Trump-McConnell shutdown is hurting Coloradans:


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QUICK CLIP: Tillis’s Shutdown Is Hurting North Carolinians

“By refusing to take action to reopen the federal government, Senate Republicans have abdicated the responsibility of a coequal branch of government,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “Thom Tillis’s endorsement of Trump and McConnell’s reckless shutdown is hurting thousands of North Carolinians going without paychecks. His constituents deserve better.”

Below, watch how the Trump-McConnell shutdown is hurting North Carolinians:

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QUICK CLIP: McConnell’s Shutdown Is Hurting Kentuckians

“By refusing to take action to reopen the federal government, Mitch McConnell has abdicated the responsibility of a coequal branch of government,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “McConnell’s stubborn cynicism is hurting thousands of Kentuckians going without paychecks. His constituents deserve better.”

Below, watch how the Trump-McConnell shutdown is hurting Kentuckians:

 


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