A Democratic senator has a stern reminder for those of us who are in disbelief about the latest report about President Trump and the Russians.
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) tweeted in ALL CAPS at his 28,000 followers on Friday afternoon, urging Americans to please remember that the Trump investigation — that he called a “S&#%SHOW” — is not the only news we should be concerning ourselves with.
“Sorry for yelling guys,” Sen. Schatz wrote. “BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS [email protected]#%SHOW THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR HEALTHCARE AND RUIN THE INTERNET.”
Sorry for yelling guys. BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS [email protected]#%SHOW THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR HEALTHCARE AND RUIN THE INTERNET.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) May 19, 2017
Sen. Schatz’s tweet is likely referring to the New York Times report that emerged earlier on Friday, in which President Trump was found to have had a conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in which he referred to ousted FBI Director James Comey as a “nut job” and spoke about being relieved that the “great pressure” from the agency’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia was seemingly gone.
The rest of Schatz’s tweet is also important — the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently voted by a 2-1 margin to change the rules surrounding net neutrality, which could mean that the internet could become a pay-for-play service in which customers who aren’t able to pay more for higher speeds would get slower service as a result.
As a member of the U.S. Senate, Schatz also has a front-row seat to the drafting of the new Republican healthcare reform bill, which aims to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) with a bill that would remove millions of people from their health insurance while giving the wealthiest Americans an enormous tax break.