Oppose Trump's Nominations

During the 2016 campaign, a lot of elected representatives were against Trump. If they were against him then, they should be opposing his agenda and nominations now!

We’re starting to get movement on this. KEEP UP THE CALLS! If you can’t get through, even to the local offices, you can also tweet at the Senators from this page. Click on the Tweet button and a window will open with a pre-written suggested tweet. (don’t worry, it won’t automatically send) Feel free to customize what you write, but remember, your Mom was right: you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar!

Name Tweet Score Next Election Statements
Lisa Murkowsi
R AK
3
Regarding DeVos: "Murkowski and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, both said they would vote for the nomination in committee but were not certain to vote for confirmation.""
www.adn.com
Daniel Sullivan
R AK

Doug Jones
D AL

Roy Moore
R AL

Jeff Sessions
R AL

Jeff Flake
R AZ
5
2018 Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a vocal critic of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, weighed in on his support of what he said were the president’s “stellar” Cabinet nominees Friday night. Asked about Rex Tillerson, Mr. Trump’s pick to lead the State Department, Flake pledged a vote to confirm the oil executive.“I think he’s great,” Flake said in an interview with CBSN. Flake also discussed his support for Steven Mnuchin, the former Goldman Sachs executive who Mr. Trump has chosen to lead the Treasury Department. “I give the president - whether it’s Democrat or Republican - wide latitude in their Cabinet picks,” said the Arizona Republican. “Elections have consequences and we ought to give - unless there’s some disqualifying aspect - we ought to give the president who he wants to run the administration.”
www.cbsnews.com
John McCain
R AZ
5
Rubio's decision follows announcements from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday that they would support Tillerson's nomination despite previously aired concerns about the nominee. With McCain, Graham, and Rubio backing Tillerson, he should easily obtain confirmation in the Senate.
talkingpointsmemo.com
Diane Feinstein
D CA
4
5 June 2018 (primary), 6 November 2018 (general) Voted against many of them, but for Pompeo for CIA, whose "record shows "enthusiasm for sweeping new surveillance programs targeting Americans" and openness to torture."
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Cory Gardner
R CO
5
2020 “Betsy DeVos is a strong choice”, "Speaking on Fox News, Gardner said he was impressed by how Tillerson faced questions for so long without notes, a briefing book, or “without a pen and paper to write questions down or ideas down or cheat sheets down,” and instead “did it all from his experience and understanding of the world.”"
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www.coloradoindependent.com
Chris Murphy
D CT

Marco Rubio
R FL
5
Despite Doubts, Rubio Will Back Tillerson To Be Secretary Of State
talkingpointsmemo.com
David Perdue
R GA

Joni Ernst
IA

Joe Donnelly
D IN
4
Voted for Pompeo for CIA, whose "record shows "enthusiasm for sweeping new surveillance programs targeting Americans" and openness to torture."
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Mitch McConnell
R KY

Elizabeth Warren
D MA
4
Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown Will Support Ben Carson’s Nomination To HUD
www.huffingtonpost.com
Susan Collins
R ME

Gary Peters
D MI

Amy Klobuchar
D MO
4
Voted for Pompeo for CIA, whose "record shows "enthusiasm for sweeping new surveillance programs targeting Americans" and openness to torture."
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Claire McCaskill
D MO
4
Voted for Pompeo for CIA, whose "record shows "enthusiasm for sweeping new surveillance programs targeting Americans" and openness to torture."
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Jon Tester
D MT

Thom Tillis
R NC
5
He hasn't said much publicly about the nominations, but we can guess where he's at: Senator Tillis received $70,200 in contributions from Betsy DeVos. He disagrees with Sessions on immigration but apparently isn't voting against him. (citation still needed)
higherednotdebt.org
Heidi Heitkamp
D ND
4
Voted for Pompeo for CIA, whose "record shows "enthusiasm for sweeping new surveillance programs targeting Americans" and openness to torture."
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Ben Sasse
R NE
5
1. Rex Tillerson: "Two other Republicans, Senators James Lankford of Oklahoma and Ben Sasse of Nebraska, reacted to the news as if they had been presented with their sixth choice on a lunch menu of 10 items." “Senator Sasse has been outspoken against Russia’s recent aggressions,” said his spokesman, James Wegmann. “He also looks forward to diving into every nominee’s record.” “Mr. Tillerson is a man of tremendous accomplishment, but U.S. policy toward Russia’s Soviet-style aggression demands rigorous oversight.” 2. Pro-Sessions- "I am pleased to have secured a commitment from Attorney General nominee, Jeff Sessions, to address this so we can ensure killers like Eswin Mejia face justice." 3. Pro-Devos "The nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education is great news for those of us who care about educational freedom"
www.nytimes.com
www.cbsnews.com
www.sasse.senate.gov
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Maggie Hassan
D NH
4
Voted for Pompeo for CIA, whose "record shows "enthusiasm for sweeping new surveillance programs targeting Americans" and openness to torture."
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Cory Booker
D NJ

Dean Heller
R NV
4
2018 When Mnuchin could not answer how many homeowners OneWest provided assistance to following the crisis, Heller interjected. "Here's the reason why I ask these three questions over again, is that this is the seventh time I've asked," Heller said. He continued: "I asked you when you were in my office, and I had my staff to follow up on it, three times by text, and twice by phone. And we still can't get the answer to these questions. And I'm not quite sure with two weeks — well, your own comments were that you guys had responded to 5,000 pages. Five thousand pages of questions asked. Why were these three questions not asked if there were 5,000 pages that you answered?"
www.businessinsider.com
Kirsten Gillibrand
D NY
1
Kirsten Gillibrand has voted against almost all of Donald Trump’s nominees. 2020, anyone?
www.washingtonpost.com
Chuck Schumer
D NY
4
Voted for Pompeo for CIA, whose "record shows "enthusiasm for sweeping new surveillance programs targeting Americans" and openness to torture."
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Sherrod Brown
D OH
4
Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown Will Support Ben Carson’s Nomination To HUD
www.huffingtonpost.com
Jim Inhofe
R OK

James Lankford
R OK

Jeff Merkley
D OR

Pat Toomey
R PA
5
2022 Took $60,500 in campaign funding from DeVos. And: "All of which raised a question: Where was Pennsylvania's Republican senator, Pat Toomey, during the great moral test of his tenure in Washington?.... He was in the sunny Coachella Valley outside Palm Springs, Calif., at a mountain-ringed luxury resort called the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa. There, he was speaking to a gathering of wealthy campaign donors and industrialists, led by the infamous Koch brothers, the oil billionaires Charles and David Koch — who spent a whopping $3 million-plus to ensure Toomey's narrow re-election last fall. These are the people Pat Toomey really works for."
higherednotdebt.org
www.philly.com
Lindsey Graham
R SC
5
Rubio's decision follows announcements from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday that they would support Tillerson's nomination despite previously aired concerns about the nominee. With McCain, Graham, and Rubio backing Tillerson, he should easily obtain confirmation in the Senate.
talkingpointsmemo.com
John Thune
R SD

John Cornyn
R TX

Mike Lee
R UT

Tim Kaine
D VA
4
Voted for Pompeo for CIA, whose "record shows "enthusiasm for sweeping new surveillance programs targeting Americans" and openness to torture."
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Mark Warner
D VA
4
Voted for Pompeo for CIA, whose "record shows "enthusiasm for sweeping new surveillance programs targeting Americans" and openness to torture."
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Ron Johnson
R WI