The Week’s Top Tweets…
It’s been quite a week on Twitter – from the census to the US Women’s National Team to corruption call-outs, starting with the military parade held in DC on July 4th.
This is called a bribe. https://t.co/hZWgwavMdf — Carolyn B. Maloney (@CarolynBMaloney) July 4, 2019
SCOTUS upheld the decision to bar a citizenship question on the census, agreeing that the Trump administration’s reasons for including the question were contrived – as we knew from the Hoeffler memos, which stated the intention was to increase the power of “Republicans and non-Hispanic Whites” – not to help ensure the enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, as the administration had originally claimed.
WE WON – THIS IS HUGE!!!!!! Now we need to make sure EVERYONE IS COUNTED!#GetOutTheCount #MakeNYCount #2020census https://t.co/zFlUq9l8Pu — Carolyn B. Maloney (@CarolynBMaloney) July 2, 2019
Carolyn – who proudly holds an “F” rating from the NRA – also hit back when Trump attacked NY AG Tish James for her work holding them to account.
The NRA takes money from foreign governments and lobbies against common sense gun law reform. NYS won’t miss ’em. https://t.co/P0Gtq0Iu1Q — Carolyn B. Maloney (@CarolynBMaloney) July 2, 2019
After the SCOTUS announcement on the census, it seemed like POTUS hadn’t been keeping up on the day’s events; Carolyn called him out for it.
Look who didn’t read his briefing today. https://t.co/T5eWaOI3Vp — Carolyn B. Maloney (@CarolynBMaloney) July 3, 2019
And finally, we highlighted the work of NPR journalist Hansi Lo Wang, who outlined the potential impacts of the President’s continued efforts to circumvent a court ruling to add the citizenship question to the census.
Point-by-point, here’s the potential impact of Trump’s census temper tantrum. #2020Census https://t.co/ff5xlJUMUM — Carolyn B. Maloney (@CarolynBMaloney) July 5, 2019