Yesterday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the Democratic party won a clear majority of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections:
"Tonight, the American people said definitively that they want to see a government that is being held accountable to our laws, to our values, and to the interests of the American people. Americans are tired of watching a Republican Congress fail in its constitutional duty to hold the Administration accountable for policies that rip children from the arms of their parents, that allow domestic abusers and white supremacists to get their hands on deadly firearms without a full background check, that allow voters to be intimidated and their voices suppressed, that enable pervasive corruption to influence decision making at the highest levels of government, and that undermine the rule of law and interfere with the independence of our justice system. Americans are demanding accountability to make sure that our leaders are working for the American people and not in their own self-interest or personal benefit. This is what has been missing from the Republican Congress, which has refused to uphold our laws or conduct oversight on important issues, and we must re-assert that we are a government of the people, by the people, and for the people."
a federal holiday is an important milestone in our nation's journey to reckon with the original sin at the heart of its history. But it can only be that: one milestone among more to come. Systemic ...Read More