By: Karen Bass |
I’ve never seen anything like what we witnessed yesterday in Helsinki. A US president siding with the man who was responsible for attacking our democracy — over our own intelligence agencies. If you looked at your TV screen closely, you could almost see the strings Vladimir Putin was pulling as Donald Trump embarrassed himself and our country.
This is a moment in US history that I will always remember and one that we must respond to with resounding conviction, by standing up for our values, our country, and our democracy — even if the president won’t.
If Trump won’t defend our country, we will — and we’ll do it together. I hope that I can count on your support as I continue to stand up to Donald Trump and keep his administration in check. Apparently, we’re competing with Russia in this effort, so our solidarity is critically important.