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TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION IS TYRANNY!

 


POLITICS

12/02/2017 05:07 pm ET

The bill was passed in Saturday’s early morning hours.

Hillary Clinton condemned the Republican tax bill that passed the Senate early Saturday morning during her appearance at a conference for young political activists later in the day.

“This could not be a more blatant and insulting attack on working Americans,” she reportedly told the audience at the Teen Vogue Summit in Playa Vista, California, where she was interviewed by “Black-ish” actress Yara Shahidi.

Clinton also criticized the bill for benefitting billionaires while eliminating cuts for teachers who buy school supplies for their students, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Shortly afterward, the former Democratic presidential candidate urged her social media followers to take an active role in the 2018 midterm election.

“This tax bill is only going to get worse as people learn more about it,” she said over Twitter. “There are 6 GOP Senators that have to run on it & 2 open seats in 2018. We all need to get to work.”

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L-R) Elaine Welteroth, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and Yara Shahidi attend The Teen Vogue Summit LA: Keynote Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and actress Yara Shahidi on December 2, 2017 in Playa Vista, California.
(Dec. 1, 2017 – Source: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images North America)

Secretary Hillary Clinton attends The Teen Vogue Summit LA: Keynote Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and actress Yara Shahidi on December 2, 2017 in Playa Vista, California.
(Dec. 1, 2017 – Source: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images North America)

Secretary Hillary Clinton speaks onstage during The Teen Vogue Summit LA: Keynote Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and actress Yara Shahidi on December 2, 2017 in Playa Vista, California.
(Dec. 1, 2017 – Source: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images North America)

Secretary Hillary Clinton speaks onstage during The Teen Vogue Summit LA: Keynote Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and actress Yara Shahidi on December 2, 2017 in Playa Vista, California.
(Dec. 1, 2017 – Source: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images North America)

Yara Shahidi (L) and Secretary Hillary Clinton seen backstage during The Teen Vogue Summit LA: Keynote Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and actress Yara Shahidi on December 2, 2017 in Playa Vista, California.
(Dec. 1, 2017 – Source: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images North America)

Secretary Hillary Clinton (L) and Yara Shahidi speak onstage during The Teen Vogue Summit LA: Keynote Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and actress Yara Shahidi on December 2, 2017 in Playa Vista, California.
(Dec. 1, 2017 – Source: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images North America)

Secretary Hillary Clinton speaks onstage during The Teen Vogue Summit LA: Keynote Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and actress Yara Shahidi on December 2, 2017 in Playa Vista, California.
(Dec. 1, 2017 – Source: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images North America)

Secretary Hillary Clinton speaks onstage during The Teen Vogue Summit LA: Keynote Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and actress Yara Shahidi on December 2, 2017 in Playa Vista, California.
(Dec. 1, 2017 – Source: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images North America)

Secretary Hillary Clinton (L) and Yara Shahidi speak onstage during The Teen Vogue Summit LA: Keynote Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and actress Yara Shahidi on December 2, 2017 in Playa Vista, California.
(Dec. 1, 2017 – Source: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images North America)

Guests attend The Teen Vogue Summit LA: Keynote Conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton and actress Yara Shahidi on December 2, 2017 in Playa Vista, California.
(Dec. 1, 2017 – Source: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images North America)

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We are bloody but unbowed. Yesterday, after massive efforts of letter writing, phone calling, emailing, and petition signing, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education by an historic tie-breaking vote by VP and Senate President Mike Pence.

Not long afterward, the effort to confirm Jeff Sessions, noted bigot, as Attorney General ran into an effort by Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to read a letter penned in 1986 by Coretta Scott King in opposition to Sessions being appointed a federal district judge in Alabama.

We see how this is going.

Here are the Twitter hashtags.

“Silencing Elizabeth Warren”

#LetLizSpeak

#ShePersists

#ShePersisted

Here is the exchange on the Senate floor.

The swamp gases in DC are toxic.

Stay battle-ready. This is just the beginning.

Thank you, Liz!

Here is the letter.

My Senator, Cory Booker.

From Hillary Clinton:

Happy Black History Month!

Cross-posted at The Department of Homegirl Security.

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