DENOUNCE TRUMP FOR VIOLATING THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE AND ETHICS NORMS
This is NOT NORMAL!
Trump and his administration’s defiance of ethics knows no bounds.
For the first time, a suit against a sitting president for violating the Constitution’s “emoluments clause” is proceeding forward.
The president refuses to release his tax returns.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt becomes the latest official to face ethics complaints—renting below-market space from lobbyists, misusing travel funds, and skirting compensation limits for his aides.
Legal questions abound over actions taken by unconfirmed “acting directors” sitting in unfilled executive branch positions.
• Fifteen months after taking office, Trump has not even filed nominations for 229 of 652 key positions needing Senate confirmation.
• The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is led by a 31-year-old political science graduate.
Trump chose a National Security Adviser, John Bolton, who may not get a security clearance because of his Political Action Committees (PACs) and strange ties to Russia. Using money donated by Robert Mercer, Bolton’s PACs obtained information from Cambridge Analytica, which notoriously aided Republicans with misappropriated personal data and is currently under investigation by Mueller.
Congress—including Complicit Greg Walden—MUST REBUKE Trump for his administration’s breaches of ethical norms and demand investigations into its questionable shortcuts and violations of ethical standards.
This is NOT NORMAL!
**ACTION 1: Call Complicit Greg Walden and our Senators**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because the Trump Administration has set a new low with its unprecedented flouting of legal and ethical norms. Even though Democrats are still in the minority, the Senator must seek to curb this egregious behavior by speaking out against it loudly and repeatedly and by demanding investigations. This is NOT NORMAL! Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Complicit Greg Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because the Trump Administration has set a new low with its unprecedented flouting of legal and ethical norms. Congress must do its job by seeking to curb this egregious behavior. I demand that Mr. Walden, together with his fellow Republicans, speak out against it and demand investigations. Silence is consent; he remains complicit with the Trump administration until he renounces their actions. This is NOT NORMAL! Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: Share with Friends and Family**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Members of Congress asking them to tell their Members of Congress to seek to curb the Trump Administration’s unprecedented flouting of legal and ethical norms by speaking out against it loudly and repeatedly and by demanding investigations. Thank you.
COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR RON WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
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