Investigate Trump's caravan election stunt

Do you remember the frenzy that was whipped up in the right-wing media just before the mid-term elections in October about the migrant caravan? The migrant caravan was the collection of people who trekked thousands of miles across Central America seeking asylum in the United States from violence, poverty, and political repression. Trump, especially, tried to stoke a xenophobic backlash against the caravan and Democrats through both his words and deeds.

The entire response to the migrant caravan by the right was reprehensible, but one particular choice made by Donald Trump deserves additional scrutiny: specifically, his decision to deploy thousands of U.S. troops to the border during an election campaign to serve as props in an apparent political stunt.

Luckily for us, Representative Adam Smith, of Washington's 9th Congressional District, happens to be the Chairman for the House Armed Services Committee, and has the ability to hold a hearing on this issue.

Today's Action: Call for Hearings into Trump's Troop Election Stunt

If you happen to live in Washington's 9th Congressional District, please call Adam Smith.

Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901; Renton - 425-793-5180

Sample Script for Rep. Smith:

"Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. Please ask the Congressman to schedule hearings into Donald Trump's decision to send thousands of troops to the border just before the midterm elections. We deserve to know why Trump wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on a political stunt."

Or, if you happen to live in Washington's 7th District, represented by Pramila Jayapal, please call her and ask her to pass along your message.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106; Seattle - 206-674-0040

Sample Script for Rep. Jayapal:

"Hi, my name is {NAME} and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I'd like to see an investigation into Donald Trump's decision to send thousands of troops to the border just before the midterm elections. Can the Congresswoman call on Adam Smith to investigate why Trump wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on a political stunt?"

Background

Trump Is Expected To Extend U.S. Troops' Deployment To Mexico Border Into January - https://www.npr.org/2018/11/28/671472765/trump-is-expected-to-extend-u-s-troops-deployment-to-mexico-border-into-january

Events

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