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Didn't want to rely on the political arena at this stage to nail Trump

...but we're really not going to get a shortcut to doing what our Constitution provides for, in voting, and in Congress providing the necessary check on the Executive.

What we can hope for, what I think we should expect, is something in that report Mueller submitted which will light the Senate's collective hair on fire.

Democrats had an election stolen, women had that election stolen from them

...women had a chance in 2016 to finally have someone of their gender (and politics) running the country.

It was so real and close that it inspired literally millions of women and girls in America to soar to greater heights, and just as surely weighed them down when that achievement was snatched away.

When I see one prominent man after the other step forward to try and claim the office, I can't help but wonder what good they believe will come from passing over the chance we have in 2020 to set things right again and put women back on track to realizing this ultimate achievement for themselves and for the further progress of the nation.

Is it even a consideration? How do these men feel about this?

I saw Beto and Booker say they'd consider a woman as vice-president. That's really something, isn't it? Such concern for the advancement of women to the WH. So much that they'd sacrifice a little of their success for women's own.

But what would be so terrible about supporting one of the women already declared and running? How absurd to press forward with their own quixotic campaigns, cavalierly pandering to women without a bit of self-awareness that they're looking to steal these women candidate's thunder and angling to delay this important goal, likely for another decade, or more.

I just saw this and... this is depressing.

https://twitter.com/jslovegrove/status/1108124181340844034

Man...

Kamala: "to help people understand they should not make assumptions about who black people are"

Amos Jackson III @amosjacksonIII 5m5 minutes ago
“I reference often my days at Howard to help people understand they should not make assumptions about who black people are,”

A political awakening: How Howard University shaped ⁦@KamalaHarris⁩ identity - Los Angeles Times


____The war on drugs had erupted, apartheid was raging, Jesse Jackson would soon make the campus a staging ground for his inaugural presidential bid. Running for student office in 1982 at Howard University — the school that nurtured Thurgood Marshall, Toni Morrison and Stokely Carmichael — was no joke.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has been known to break the ice with voters by proclaiming the freshman-year campaign in which she won a seat on the Liberal Arts Student Council her toughest political race. Those who were at the university with her are not so sure she is kidding.

It was at Howard that the senator’s political identity began to take shape. Thirty-three years after she graduated in 1986, the university in the nation’s capital, one of the country’s most prominent historically black institutions, also serves as a touchstone in a campaign in which political opponents have questioned the authenticity of her black identity.

“I reference often my days at Howard to help people understand they should not make assumptions about who black people are,” Harris said in a recent interview.

read more: https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-kamala-harris-howard-university-20190319-story.html


https://twitter.com/katherinemiller/status/1108017530214535168


Kamala Harris, right, protests South African apartheid with classmate Gwen Whitfield on the National Mall in November 1982. (Photo courtesy of Kamala Harris)

related:

Petty Kingdom

ProPublica @ProPublica 1h1 hour ago
How to influence Trump, Lobbyists' edition:

Step 1: tee up ⛳️
Step 2: send a note on Mar-a-Lago stationery 📝
Step 3: call the president “King” 👑

more about this letter:
https://propub.li/2SPira7




...I nailed this in 2017:



Belize is preparing for her future knowing that it's limitless

_________________________

Kirsten Allen @knicole_a
By asking @KamalaHarris - only the third black woman to run for President - “what it’s like running for President and if you get nervous,” Belize is preparing for her future knowing that it’s limitless. This is what #ForThePeople means. This is why #RepresentationMatters.




watch:

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1101672221490270208


twitter.com/yamphoto/status/1101698988418330624


Most striking watching Cohen's extraordinary testimony about Trump's criminality

...why isn't this an IMPEACHMENT hearing?

ANY other president... but the nation is set back on its heels by this buffoon in the WH, by his republican Senate.

This is a national shame. The president and his party are everything Cohen says about Trump. They're "racists, conmen, and cheats."

Cohen is one sleazy dude. Watching and listening to him just brings the entire, sordid farce of a presidency into focus. Trump gained his office deliberately surrounded by a circus of unbridled criminality, and Cohen is laying it all out in the committee like a mobster turned state's evidence. I don't think it's an accident that this reads like something being prosecuted out of the RICO Act.

This is Sammy the Bull testifying against John Gotti. Shouldn't really be surprising it reads like that, given Trump's decades of mob-connected financial dealings; comparisons made inevitable by the fact it was Mueller who took down the mob boss.

Really puts this incredible and historic hearing in perspective.

Kamala Harris - For The People - at Women's 'Power Rising' Summit in New Orleans

Okaloosa Democrats @OkaloosaDems 6h6 hours ago
KAMALA HARRIS & STACEY ABRAMS: Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and Stacey Abrams speak in New Orleans at the Power Rising Summit, an annual event to ‘celebrate and grow the collective power of Black women.



Halleemah Nash @halleemah 5h5 hours ago
@StarJonesEsq and @KamalaHarris talking “For The People” at #PowerRising




Maeve Reston @MaeveReston 5h5 hours ago
An interesting note from @KamalaHarris here at the Power Rising summit on her strong and enduring self confidence throughout her career. "I was raised to believe I belonged wherever I wanted to go.” She says whatever room she wanted to go in, she believed she belonged there.#iampowerrising #powerrising2019

https://twitter.com/MadameAshLee/status/1099001533314854918

Flo McAfee @soukieg 5h5 hours ago
“Don’t ever let anyone tell you who you are. Tell them who you are.”@KamalaHarris #IAmPowerRising




https://twitter.com/FaceTheNation/status/1099065073459433473


MG @MonicaGinDC 5h5 hours ago
Loved that @KamalaHarris took the time to share and talk with the next generation of leaders #IAmPowerRising



watch:

https://twitter.com/notcapnamerica/status/1099023183036989440

MG @MonicaGinDC5h5 hours ago
My girl, the one with the white T-shirt, could barely contain her excitement as she stood just one person away from candidate @KamalaHarris #futurevoter #nextgeneration #IAmPowerRising




DocWard @DocWard1 3h3 hours ago
How powerful is this image? Black women in the #CBC represent !!
#iampowerrising #powerrising2019 #WakandaForever



NOBEL-Women @NOBELWomen1 5h5 hours ago
"The day we stop fighting is the day we lose"- Senator @KamalaHarris #IAmPowerRising



watch:

RBG Delivers Majority Opinion Banning Excessive Fines for States, Citing History of Black Codes

Legal Defense Fund @NAACP_LDF 2h2 hours ago
A huge victory for criminal justice reform. In Timbs v. Indiana, #SCOTUS formally incorporates the 8th Amendment's Excessive Fines Clause against the states—majority opinion by #RBG. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-1091_5536.pdf



Megan Ming Francis @meganfrancis 19m19 minutes ago
BREAKING: RBG delivers #SCOTUS opinion in Timbs v. Indiana where she situates protection from excessive fines in history of black codes & convict labor after the Civil War 🔥 https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-1091_5536.pdf



https://twitter.com/meganfrancis/status/1098268660949385216

Opinion analysis: Eighth Amendment’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states
https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/02/opinion-analysis-eighth-amendments-ban-on-excessive-fines-applies-to-the-states/

Whole hog, greens, cornbread and Kamala

Dave Weigel @daveweigel 20h20 hours ago
Kamala Harris’s first South Carolina stop today: BBQ




Steadman™ @AsteadWesley 20h20 hours ago
Hi from Charleston, SC... Here's Senator Kamala Harris ordering some BBQ at Rodney Scott's. Her order: Whole Hog, greens, and cornbread




Kyung Lah @KyungLahCNN 20h20 hours ago
BBQ & South Carolina. ⁦@KamalaHarris⁩ takes her campaign to the voters’ hearts and stomachs. #cnnpolitics #2020




Kyung Lah @KyungLahCNN 20h20 hours ago
A woman who knows how to eat: ⁦@KamalaHarris⁩ orders the house specialty, pulled pork sandwich & a side of greens. Big smiles of approval as she places her order #2020campaign





twitter.com/alivitali/status/1096471901050949632


Caitlin Byrd @MaryCaitlinByrd 22h22 hours ago
If your going to eat barbecue, eat with the (pit) master: Kamala Harris eats Rodney Scott BBQ with Rodney Scott. #2020inSC #scpol




twitter.com/DashTheTweeter/status/1096599171124154368



twitter.com/melmason/status/1096472343147364352


Ian Sams @IanSams 20h20 hours ago
cc: @TexasPete




https://twitter.com/MaeveReston/status/1096474874330128384


https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1096552486217740289

These little leaders and Kamala

Dorien @DorienPaul
At @KamalaHarris’ Charleston Town Hall these little leaders climbed under the rope line and organized their own photo-op with the boss... #ForThePeople #Kamala2020





photo: Wade Spees


Ian Sams @IanSams 9h9 hours ago
Quite a shot of @KamalaHarris’ first crowd in South Carolina, via @postandcourier:




Melanie Mason @melmason 16h16 hours ago
Quite a turnout for @KamalaHarris’ townhall in Charleston. Capacity in this gym is around 1500 people and it’s pretty darn full (the upper balcony has filled in even more since this photo)




Elijah Nouvelage @wanderinghome 9h9 hours ago
Here’s another angle from @reuterspictures @IanSams https://pictures.reuters.com/archive/USA-ELECTION-HARRIS-RC1601F60100.html



Ali Vitali @alivitali 17h17 hours ago
Picking up the #sopanarama mantle with this one from @KamalaHarris’s town hall in North Charleston, SC.




Lily Adams @adamslily 15h15 hours ago
The selfie crush is real.


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