Kudos to ShareBlue for highlighting this:
When it comes to doing something — anything — to address the gun violence crisis in America, Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), two of the country's most vulnerable senators, are suddenly very committed to their monthlong August vacation.
For the past two years, Ernst and Tillis have called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to cancel the traditional August break.
In 2017, Ernst, Tillis, and about a dozen Republican senators wrote to McConnell to “respectfully request” he “consider truncating, if not completely foregoing, the scheduled August state work period, allowing us more time to complete our work.”
The following year, the same two senators joined a letter stating, “We, and the American people, expect Congress to work tirelessly to restore American greatness.” In the letter, the senators vowed to work nights, weekends, and even skip their August break to get things done.
Yet in the days following the mass murder of more than 30 people in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Ernst and Tillis are refusing to make the same type of public demand of McConnell to cancel the recess and call a vote on gun safety legislation. Their demands to work in August from previous years have now been replaced with a complicit silence.
ShareBlue also highlights how much money both Tillis and Ernst have taken from the NRA in the past. It’s time to send these cowards packing. Click below to donate and get involved with Cal Cunningham (D. NC) and Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) campaigns.
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