AB21 President’s Statement On Washington Republican Senator Ayotte’s Extremism

“During her time in Washington, Senator Kelly Ayotte has sided with Mitch McConnell, the Koch brothers, and corporate special interests again and again instead of representing the Granite State. Ayotte repeatedly refused to do her job, ignoring her constitutional duty to confirm the president’s Supreme Court nominee. She’s held up funding for crucial programs and services for women, veterans, and schools, and skipped nearly half of Homeland Security Committee hearings. Most egregiously, Senator Ayotte is voting for sexist, racist, and bully Donald Trump, normalizing his hatred and supporting his dangerous foreign and economic policies. Senator Kelly Ayotte can’t hide her partisan record from New Hampshire voters any longer.”

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On Women’s Issues And Trump, Kelly Ayotte Can’t Escape Her Real Record

Senator Kelly Ayotte can’t run away from her record. Rather than spend her time in the Senate working for New Hampshire, she voted for the Kochs’ special interests nearly 90 percent of the time, supporting policies that hurt the Granite State. Ayotte is so committed to her partisan agenda, she’s even promised to vote for the extremist GOP nominee, helping to normalize Donald Trump’s extremism, misogyny, and racism.

Trump has repeatedly taken heat for his offensive comments on womenreferring to women as “fat pigs,” attacking them for their weight, calling pregnancy “an inconvenience,” and a working woman “dangerous” just to name a few. Yet, Ayotte won’t back down from her support for him. On Tuesday, after Trump again attacked former Miss Universe Alicia Machado for her physical appearance, the senator called Trump’s debate performance “fine.” She continues to confirm her support for Trump agreeing that he […]

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Reminder: Trump’s NATO Policy Puts Poland, U.S. Allies At Risk

Today, Donald Trump spoke at the Polish American Congress in Chicago. During the event, Trump praised Brexit — which is highly unpopular in Poland — and attempted to downgrade the effects his NATO policies would have on Poland. In reality though, the risk Trump poses to Poland and U.S. allies is too great to ignore.

We already know that Trump is temperamentally unfit to hold the nuclear codes, and that his vague “secret” plan to fight ISIS is likely nonexistent. That alone is enough to keep him out of the Oval Office. Then there’s Trump’s outlandish and dangerous opinion of NATO.

Trump has repeatedly called NATO “obsolete,” said we should “get rid of” it,  and made criticisms of key allies for “ripping off the United States.” Added to that already terrifyingly uninformed foreign policy is Trump’s admiration for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

Norweigian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was right when she […]

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Trump: Misogynistic To The Core

On the biggest stage of his life, Donald Trump couldn’t resist falling back into the anti-woman rhetoric that’s defined his public life. 

Unable to move on from his history of calling women slobs, degenerates, pigs, and a slew of other insults, Trump took aim at someone well acquainted with Trump’s scorn: Alicia Machado. 

The next morning, Trump again couldn’t help himself, going on the offensive against Machado, claiming that she gained a “massive amount of weight“‘ and three times describing her as “the worst.”

“Trump failed on the debate stage, but he failed even more miserably in the hours following,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “Body-shaming and his anti-woman rhetoric are automatic responses for Donald Trump. Trump is well qualified to be a radio shock jock, but he’s woefully unqualified to be President of the United States.” 

Trump is Trump–misogynistic to the core.


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Congrats Senator Rubio!

You’re finally making it to a hearing on North Korea! The last one, in January 2016, was a little close if you recall. After getting universally skewered for choosing a fundraiser over a classified briefing, Rubio changed his schedule at the last minute and still missed 80 percent of the briefing.

Doesn’t say much that Rubio is only deciding to go to committee hearings now that he’s in a tough reelection campaign — especially after missing 68 percent of committee hearings since 2011 and missing 60 percent of Foreign Relations hearings.

From CNN:

The Florida Republican was scheduled to be at a fundraiser in his home state Monday at 6 p.m. after campaigning there in the afternoon, which would have prevented him from going to Washington.

Monday afternoon, after publication of this story and others highlighting the schedule conflict, a spokesman for Rubio’s Senate office said he would be at the hearing after […]

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GOP Threatens Government Shutdown Rather Than Provide Clean Water & Flood Relief

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler released the following statement in response to this afternoon’s Senate votes:

“Republicans are threatening to shutdown the government rather than provide clean water to familiies in Flint, Michigan, or offer flood relief to Louisianans who lost their homes and belongings only weeks ago. The GOP continues to prove they can’t get the job done when they’re in charge, adding to the burden on American families in order to play politics with women’s health care. Americans are sick of the Trumpian bullying. There’s no chance of redemption for the vulnerable GOP senators as they attempt to fight for re-election after threating to close the government (again) and voting to hurt working families.”

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Confessed con artist, foreign policy amateur, all-around ignoramus

When Trump wasn’t being racist or sexist at last night’s debate, he found time to betray his foreign policy ignorance, anti-science views, and con artist mentality.

1.) Trump said China should invade North Korea

“You look at North Korea, we’re doing nothing there. China should solve that problem for us. China should go into North Korea.”
2.) Trump defended cheering on the housing crisis

“That’s called business.”
3.) Trump lied about calling climate change “a hoax.” (He did.)

“I did not.”

4.) Trump admitted to not paying federal income taxes

“That makes me smart.”

5.) Trump admitted to stiffing small business owners

“Maybe he didn’t do a good job and I was unsatisfied with his work.”

6.) And claimed that a federal agency endorsed him. (Wrong again!)

“I was just endorsed by ICE; they’ve never endorsed anybody before.”

Donald Trump: Con artist, foreign policy amateur, all-around ignoramus. 

Unfit to be commander in chief.

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