"If he'll treat a United States senator the way he treated us, I wonder how he would treat the people," said Sen. John Kennedy.
Jennifer BenderyNEWS: Republican Sen. John Kennedy, a member of the Judiciary Committee, say he's "real doubtful" he'll support Steven Menashi's confirmation, a major blow for one of Trump's already controversial judicial nominees.
If you care about women's rights, LGBTQ rights or voting rights — or about judges being fit to serve — you oughta read this.
Jennifer BenderyGood morning! ☕ Senate Republicans are confirming so many of Trump’s lifetime federal judges, it’s hard to keep up.
Here's a guide to his most alarming judges to date. Some simply aren't qualified; others are extreme right-wing ideologues.
Political leaders mostly say nothing when the president demeans indigenous people.
Jennifer Bendery@redsteeze@RepDebHaaland I've said all I have to say.
I'll leave you with this piece we wrote about Trump's constant racism directed at Native people, Native people talking about how it affects them and the relatively little pushback Trump gets for this
The Democratic presidential candidate would revoke "ill-advised" pipeline permits and significantly expand tribal criminal jurisdiction.
Jennifer BenderyNEW: Elizabeth Warren unveils sweeping new plan for empowering Tribal Nations
Jennifer BenderyLots of stuff in here -- Warren says she'd revoke permits for Keystone and Dakota pipelines, for one -- but her boldest proposal is expanding tribal criminal jurisdiction to apply to all people committing any crimes on tribal land.
Jennifer Bendery"I'd like to see us reverse Oliphant," Warren says to loud cheers.
This is huge. She's the only presidential candidate calling for expanding tribal criminal jurisdiction over *all* people committing *any" crimes on tribal land. More on her plan here
The most significant gun control bill to pass the House in more than two decades will now go to the Senate.
Jennifer BenderyIn February, the House passed the most significant gun control bill in decades. All it does it require background checks on all gun sales in the U.S.
Mitch McConnell won't even let this get a vote in the Senate.
"This administration is weaponizing the federal judiciary to restrict the vote," the NAACP warns in a new report.
Jennifer BenderyGood morning. ☕️ The thing about confronting Trump's racism is that he's putting judges with records of defending and enabling voter suppression all over the federal courts.