Dear MoveOn member,
A couple of hours ago, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted against investigating Donald Trump's financial entanglements and ties to the Russian government.
This vote is the latest piece of evidence that Republicans are unwilling or unable (and very likely both) to do their jobs—which is why the American people deserve an appointed commission charged with leading a full-on and independent investigation.
In a new television ad—thanks to a partnership between Vote Vets and MoveOn—retired Rear Admiral Michael Smith calls on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to appoint such an independent commission to get answers about Trump.
(Not on Facebook? Click here to watch the ad on YouTube.)
To increase the chance that Trump would see the ad prior to his address this evening to a joint session of Congress, we aired it on "Fox and Friends" and "Morning Joe"—two of Trump's go-to TV shows.
Rear Admiral Smith delivered a message to Trump, Sen. McConnell, and Rep. Ryan: Defending America means finding the truth.
Yes it does.
There’s legislation in both houses of Congress that calls for—essentially—a 9/11-style commission to investigate the ties between Trump and Russia, but it won’t see the light of day until Sen. McConnell and Rep. Ryan get on board.
That’s where MoveOn members like you come in. So let’s turn up the heat.
Please watch a retired admiral’s call for an independent investigation, and then share it with everyone you know to continue escalating the call from members of both parties and from the American public for an independent commission to investigate Trump.
Thanks for all you do.
—Jo, Robert, Ann, Chris, and the rest of the team
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