An open letter to the U.S. Senate

Adjourn the Senate

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One side will have majority on the Senate floor tomorrow. Senator Schumer should make sure it's his team, and move to adjourn til after election. Dems have 47-45 advantage to draw on (assuming Collins & Murkowski don't feel the need to help out Mitch). Advantage Dems - will you act like it? There is a lot of posturing from McConnell this weekend, but he is desperate to adjourn. Sen. Schumer should do whatever McConnell would do if the roles were reversed, and all senators need to support this decision. It's unfathomable how much is on the line right now. Letting this nomination go through undercuts all that Dem leaders purport to hold dear. Just imagine how many lives will be lost on the basis of ACA alone. And it's not hard to message: Senator Schumer, taking a (probably modest, if protocols are followed) risk to save ACA, health care for millions, inspired by the health practitioners and others who've been risking their wellbeing for months to get us all through this pandemic in the face of Republican irresponsibility. If Senators are concerned and don't want to be in DC tomorrow because of COVID - I get it! But showing up in PPE and fighting to block SCOTUS nom. could save untold lives. Countless doctors, nurses, custodians, etc. have put selves at much greater risk for months. Let's end this madness now!

First sent on October 4, 2020 by Matthew

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