The grass-roots group CREDO Action has launched a new petition calling on Democrats to do everything possible to grind the Senate to a halt until a special prosecutor is appointed on the Russia probe.
Murshed Zaheed, of the progressive advocacy network CREDO, said he was encouraged that Sen. Feinstein had closed down committee hearings on Wednesday and that Sen. Warner called for a delay in the FBI replacement until a special prosecutor was appointed. “Those are steps in the right direction. But they need to shut all Senate proceedings down until there’s a special counsel. This is a constitutional crisis. This is code red time — Democrats need to shut the whole Senate down until there’s a special counsel,” Zaheed said.
In a speech last week, Kennedy decried the impact of the recently House-approved health care bill. The clip posted on his official Facebook page received 2.8 million views. If that wasn’t viral enough, the same 90-second clip received another 4.8 million views via the progressive action group CREDO Mobile.
The progressive group CREDO Action said its members made more than 10,000 phone calls to the Hill on Thursday alone. Murshed Zaheed, CREDO’s political director, vowed that “heat is coming, and it’s coming hard” against a handful of targeted Republican senators.
Progressive activists delivered petitions to Bennet’s Denver office on Wednesday, demanding that he hold a town hall to explain why he helped move President Donald Trump’s conservative court pick move forward. Bennet did not vote to confirm Gorsuch, but he did vote with Republicans to end Democrats’ filibuster of the nomination.
“We are calling on all congressional leaders to call for emergency deliberations on Trump’s illegal escalation in Syria. Anything short of that will show that Democrats are completely out of touch with the base of their party,” said Murshed Zaheed, political director at CREDO Action, a left-wing grassroots advocacy organization.
Heidi Hess, the senior campaign manager for Credo Action, added that if the Democratic Party wants to represent a diverse group — including minorities and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community — it will refuse to give financial help to Heitkamp, Manchin, Donnelly and “any other turncoat Democratic senator who collaborates with extremist Republicans to put Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.”
Murshed Zaheed, political director of CREDO, warned Democratic leaders that any Democratic efforts to work with Republicans would not get any help from grassroots groups like his. “If Democrats want to push their version of so-called moderate proposals ― good luck to them,” Zaheed said. “I don’t think anybody should be under any illusion that Schumer or [House Minority Leader Nancy] Pelosi will get anything from collaborating with the right-wing extremists that control Congress.”
Liberal advocacy group CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, also released a damning statement, accusing the Trump administration of “putting corporate interests first with disastrous consequences for the American people.”
“Any Democrat who votes to advance Judge Gorsuch’s nomination will have a permanent stain on their record,” said Murshed Zaheed, political director of CREDO Action, which bills itself as a network of progressive activists.