The Legislative branch must take seriously its role of being a check on the executive branch. But if self-proclaimed independent and moderate representatives have no interest in standing up to a president from their own party who abuses power, our democracy is in serious peril.
House must vote to impeach President Trump (Editorial)
If the Senate acquits, as is likely, the president’s power will truly be unbound. That transcends partisan politics. That should worry all Americans. Rep. John Katko has said he will vote “no” on impeaching the president. That is a mistake, and history will judge it harshly.
Balter: Katko must hold Trump to account for ‘egregious abuse of power’ (Commentary)
Our democracy and our national security are in the midst of a very serious crisis. We need our leaders in Washington, D.C., to stand up for the rule of law and defend our Constitution and our country. Unfortunately, once again, Congressman John Katko is failing to do his job, instead preferring to play the role […]
Veterans pressure Rep. John Katko on impeachment with $111K ad campaign
A coalition of veterans groups has launched a $111,000 TV ad campaign that urges Rep. John Katko “to put country over party” when it comes to considering the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Katko has declined to say whether Trump’s actions were appropriate. But he said the whistleblower’s complaint against Trump and subsequent testimony to congressional committees […]
Our view: Katko must not continue to ignore Trump’s actions (Editorial Board)
So far, though, Katko and his GOP colleagues have been clear only with their attacks on Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry. What they continue to avoid confronting is the alarming conduct of Trump and his administration that is the basis for this situation. A little more than a month ago, we called on Katko to […]
Dana Balter for Congress wins support of another national progressive group
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee supported Dana Balter for Congress in 2018. The group is supporting her again in 2020. Balter, D-Syracuse, and PCCC announced the endorsement this week. It’s the third national endorsement she has received in her second bid for the 24th Congressional District seat.
Veteran: GOP should stand up for soldiers ‘disrespected’ by Trump (Commentary)
I am a Vietnam-era veteran and an independent. On Veterans Day, we show our respect for the military and honor their service to our country. As a veteran, I am outraged at the disrespect and abuse of the active military personnel and veterans and the abuse of the military as an institution that President Donald […]