Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday 6/14 Call to Action

Friday 6/14

The U.S. is in a dangerous situation. Yesterday two oil tankers were attacked on the Gulf of Oman, and the U.S. claimed that Iran was behind the attacks. Iran has denied these accusations. One of the oil tankers attacked was a Japanese vessel, and the owner says that the ship was hit by a flying object, not by a torpedo. Whatever the case, we need to make sure this administration doesn’t lead our military into war with Iran because this administration wants a war. Congress must make sure evidence is disclosed before any decisions are made. Until there is validation that Iran is behind any of these attacks we cannot trust this administration.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday blamed Iran for the attacks on the Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair and the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous.
“It is the assessment of the United States government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks occurred in the Gulf of Oman today,” Pompeo said in a roughly five-minute statement, citing intelligence, the weapons used, expertise required and similar recent attacks. He did not go into further detail on what evidence the United States has against Iran and did not take questions after the statement.”
Katada said his ship was attacked on the starboard side by a flying object, not by a mine. “It seems that something flew towards them. That created the hole, is the report I’ve received,” Katada said, according to the Financial Times. “It seems there was a high chance they were attacked by a flying object. The impact was well above the water. I don’t think it was a torpedo.” The Japanese ship owner did not say who might be responsible for the attack. Iran has vehemently denied it was involved.”
Trump has said in an interview that he would accept foreign intel offers on his opponents. He’s already done this once so why wouldn’t he do it again? This is criminal activity and undermines federal law.
Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub released a statement Thursday making clear that candidates for public office may not receive help from a foreign government, in what appeared to be a warning to President Trump, who said he would consider taking information about an opponent from another country.”
Senate Republicans blocked legislation on Thursday that would force campaigns to notify the Federal Election Commission and the FBI about attempts by foreign nationals to influence an election.”
Documents released Wednesday show the Environmental Protection Agency was concerned an earlier draft permit for PolyMet’s proposed copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes, set to be the first of its kind in Minnesota, would not meet the standards set in the Clean Water Act unless the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency made substantial changes to the permit.”
Presidential Debates
The first presidential primary debates will happen on June 26 and 27. Buckle up! Here we go!…/moderators-first-democratic-debat…
Parade Season
As parade season gets started, our favorite elected officials will be marching. Why not volunteer to walk with them? This is a fun, easy way to support the legislators who do good work for us.
Keep tabs on all the great things going on in CD2 here:
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House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121

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