How to know when your party is in trouble: when they put out a statement that they are not the party of white supremacists.
In the DC media market, a right wing group is running ads that are anti-Vanita Gupta, Biden’s pick to be associate attorney general, complete with scary music and phony accusations ala the infamous Republican Willie Horton ad.
Call your Senators today, generally your Republican Senators, and tell them to confirm these completely qualified Biden nominees. The GOP is still trying to sabotage our government from functioning by delaying these confirmations for no reason. Just say that. 202-224-3121 ☎️📱
Many of Biden’s nominees of color run into turbulence in the Senate:
"Scott Sloofman, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said Democratic senators have voted against female appointments and appointments of color made by Republican presidents. He noted that 41 Democrats voted against former housing secretary Ben Carson, who is Black, and six Democrats voted against former transportation secretary Elaine Chao, who is Asian American."
This is a total BS. Carson was totally unqualified with no experience in housing and Chao is the wife of McConnell and her family is involved in transport. These are both legitimate reasons for opposing. Race or ethnicity played no part.
And they got confirmed anyway and served the whole time, except Chao, who took a last-minute cowardly exit.
Listen to Tony and call your Senators.
@QueenRamonda "Six Democrats voted against" is a silly argument. She was confirmed 93-6 with McConnell (her husband) abstaining. That's higher than most nominees of either party get these days. Democrats would have confirmed Carson for head of neurosurgery of something. (After seeing him the past four years, I don't think I'd vote for him for HHS Secretary, because he doesn't seem to have it together to run a Cabinet department at all. As is evident from confirmations happening right now, Democrats are happy to confirm a diverse group of nominees so Republicans have nothing here.) @TonyStark
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