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VOX: Democrats’ nuclear option over Comey’s firing: shut down the Senate

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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.

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VOX.COM: “Democrats are acting like a bunch of cowards”: Trump’s Syria strike opens a rift on the left

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“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.

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THE HILL: Court battle divides Red State Dems

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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.”

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HUFFINGTON POST: Bernie Sanders, Top Progressives Announce New ‘Medicare For All’ Push

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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.”

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