Cornyn/trump today

A short compendium of articles/news/opinion about Cornyn and/or trump, other campaign news

Beto O’Rourke calls Cornyn ’single greatest enabler of Donald Trump’ in the Senate as he pitches MJ Hegar.
Cornyn accuses Democrats of trying to ’enrich the liberal mob,’ drawing rebuke from Hegar: ’It’s not a mob. It’s his constituents.’
Joining forces with MJ Hegar, Beto O’Rourke blasted Sen. John Cornyn Thursday night as “the single greatest enabler of Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate”— urging Texans to oust the three-term Republican to save the nation from a lawless and dangerous president.

John Cornyn’s ex-staffers lobbied for pharma giant accused of price-gouging COVID drugs
“. . . Cornyn . . . later promoted remdesivir on his personal Twitter page three times. He has also accepted tens of thousands of dollars in donations from Gilead and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), a lobbying group that had hired several of his former staff, as well as from a PhRMA lobbyist and the partner of his former chief of staff, less than a week after the CARES Act passed.”

Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
“The president has repeatedly disparaged the intelligence of service members, and asked that wounded veterans be kept out of military parades, multiple sources tell The Atlantic.”

Cornyn-Hegar Race Could Influence How Military Handles Sexual Assault, Harassment
“The people in the chain of command are … not necessarily the people who should be making decisions about whether or not there’s enough evidence to prosecute,” Hegar said.

Biden, in Kenosha, Makes Case for Healing and Unity, Not Division
“Two days after President Trump traveled to Wisconsin to focus attention on violence and disorder, Joe Biden sought to strike a drastically different tone, repudiating the president’s divisive approach to matters of racial injustice.”

John Cornyn on Portland

“. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ”    (Senator John Cornyn [R-Texas])

“As the White House dug in on plans to deploy federal agents to Portland and other U.S. cities, few of President Donald Trump’s allies in Texas rose to his defense amid a Democratic uproar over ‘secret police. . . . Sen. John Cornyn, who is seeking a fourth term in November, declined to comment on Trump’s actions.”
Dallas Morning News, July 21, 2020
Dallas Morning News

“Sen. John Cornyn remains silent, just as he has on the president’s failure to stand up to the Russian bounty on American troops in Afghanistan, just as he has on defending the rule of law, just as he has on upholding his oath of office.”
Thomas E. Turpin, Letter to the Editor, Dallas Morning News, July 25, 2020

“Congress shall make no law respecting . . .  the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
—-Bill of Rights, United States Constitution

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
—-John Cornyn (2002, 2008, 2014)