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Published on: January 30, 2018 09:09 PM
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California talks with Senate Minority Chuck Schumer of New York before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California talks with Senate Minority Chuck Schumer of New York before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Washington - Democrats crowding the House chamber are letting buttons — and the color of their clothes — send messages.

Many are wearing rectangular lapel buttons that say “TIME’S UP,” a statement against workplace sexual harassment. Several members of Congress have ended their careers lately over harassment allegations, and the buttons were distributed at a morning meeting of Democratic lawmakers.

Some are wearing red buttons that say “RECY.” That is a tribute to Recy Taylor, a black woman from a rural Alabama sharecropping family who was gang-raped by six white men in 1944. No charges were brought despite confessions, but her case became a galvanizing force for the civil rights movement.

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Virtually all Democratic women are dressed in black, a show of support for the #MeToo movement.

Senators Ron Wyden, Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (L to R) arrive on the floor of the House for U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Leah MillisSenators Ron Wyden, Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (L to R) arrive on the floor of the House for U.S. President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis


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 Jan 30, 2018 at 09:10 PM puppydogs Says:

Yawn. Amazing that this is the best our elected leaders could come up with.

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 Jan 30, 2018 at 09:30 PM Hoshomer Says:

Poor dems they look miserable.

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 Jan 30, 2018 at 10:10 PM LOL Says:

Looks like Pelosi wants to be anywhere but at the SOTU. She looks like a mean old lady. She can't even clap at the announcement of the lowest unemployment rate in the black community in decades.

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 Jan 30, 2018 at 10:13 PM LOL Says:

Reply to #1  
puppydogs Says:

Yawn. Amazing that this is the best our elected leaders could come up with.

Good thing Franken and Conyers aren't there.

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 Jan 30, 2018 at 10:33 PM Hoshomer Says:

What a great speech. Touched on all the major issues. Talked about unity but Pelosi and her people just sat on her hands.

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 Jan 30, 2018 at 11:04 PM Zzzzz Says:

Lol did u see the old hag Nancy Pelosi? She kept chewing on her gums, like an old cow. Haha.

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 Jan 30, 2018 at 11:05 PM Anonymous Says:

I am a lifelong democrat and I am embarrassed how my party behaved tonight. The nation doesn't need to see them sitting on their hands or playing on their cell phones while the president is speaking and even booing the president at one point. I would imagine the American people were turned off by this and this s is why I am afraid they won't win in 2020.

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 12:19 AM Long time ago Says:

Dems have lost there minds. Crazy people.

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 12:50 AM Long time ago Says:

Dems have lost there minds. Crazy people.

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 01:48 AM Bearly Human Says:

Reply to #1  
puppydogs Says:

Yawn. Amazing that this is the best our elected leaders could come up with.

So what's your idea for politicians to protest sexual harassment?

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 09:08 AM AmYisroel Says:

Funny this comes right after news that Hillary didn't fire a sexual harassing faith advisor uring her first campaign even after her advisors recommended firing him he went on to sexual harass more and was fired for it from a group working for her second campaign

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 09:38 AM AmYisroel Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I am a lifelong democrat and I am embarrassed how my party behaved tonight. The nation doesn't need to see them sitting on their hands or playing on their cell phones while the president is speaking and even booing the president at one point. I would imagine the American people were turned off by this and this s is why I am afraid they won't win in 2020.

it would be a great thing if the dems lose in 2020 nothing to be afraid of

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 09:39 AM Anonymous Says:

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Bearly Human Says:

So what's your idea for politicians to protest sexual harassment?

actually send them packing instead of supporting them and hiding what they know like by weinstein conyers franken clinton and others

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 10:50 AM peretz2 Says:

Why does Trump needs bipartisan support for any of his policies -- he has both houses of congress. If his immigration proposals were based on fact his Republican colleagues would support them as well.

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 11:19 AM Educated Archy Says:

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Bearly Human Says:

So what's your idea for politicians to protest sexual harassment?

Do you want the real true answer how to deal with it?

You have to make strong fences in our culture. That includes greater work place modesty. And it includes women being less flirtatious. I know you will cry that I am blaming the victim. But you have to know that men really are different than women. When it comes to this topic men are babies and little kids. When a man is tempted they loss all their brains. Its the way we are wired and you will never change that just as much as you will never make my 3 yr old a mature adult at age 3. When she wants a candy she will cry till she gets it. The solution is to hide the candy from her. The same is true for #metoo. The real solution is to encourage more modesty. And that's two sided. Men have to be careful not to get too "hiemsh" or close to the female. And women have to be careful not to put men in a tempting situation.

It really is a two sided solution. And till metoo realzies that both men and women are to blame it won't stop.

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 12:00 PM Anonymous Says:

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Bearly Human Says:

So what's your idea for politicians to protest sexual harassment?

The best idea is for them to lead by example. Until they can do that, anything else they do is meaningless and hypocritical.

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 12:40 PM AmYisroel Says:

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peretz2 Says:

Why does Trump needs bipartisan support for any of his policies -- he has both houses of congress. If his immigration proposals were based on fact his Republican colleagues would support them as well.

um because he needs 60 votes in the senate to overcome the dems filibuster

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 02:12 PM Zzzzz Says:

Oh yeah they made a statement alright; that they’re unpatriotic traitors to America!

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 02:13 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

I am a lifelong democrat and I am embarrassed how my party behaved tonight. The nation doesn't need to see them sitting on their hands or playing on their cell phones while the president is speaking and even booing the president at one point. I would imagine the American people were turned off by this and this s is why I am afraid they won't win in 2020.

Normal Americans are indeed embarrassed by the democratic leadership but their own followers and supporters are on a very low intellectual and moral level, and generally uneducated, so they just follow along like blind dumb sheep.

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 02:15 PM Anonymous Says:

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Bearly Human Says:

So what's your idea for politicians to protest sexual harassment?

CONDEMN HILARY CLINTON FOR HER HYPOCRISY BY CLAIMING TO BE A BIG SPOKESPERSON FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS, AFTER SHE REFUSED TO FIRE A MAN PROVEN TO BE A PREDATOR OF WOMEN!

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 02:17 PM Anonymous Says:

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AmYisroel Says:

um because he needs 60 votes in the senate to overcome the dems filibuster

Don’t confuse libtards with the facts. They’re too stupid to absorb them...

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 02:41 PM StevenWright Says:

Reply to #10  
Bearly Human Says:

So what's your idea for politicians to protest sexual harassment?

Several options:
1. Show how one is to behave correctly
2. Actually do their jobs and pass legislation that would deter it
3. Resign

Any other wise questions?

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 06:48 PM peretz2 Says:

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AmYisroel Says:

um because he needs 60 votes in the senate to overcome the dems filibuster

There was a bipartisan bill in place-- the experts from Breitbart rejected it

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 Jan 31, 2018 at 06:59 PM peretz2 Says:

President Trump only had 44 votes in favor which means at least 7 Republicans know more than those who get their lomdus from Breitbart and EIB

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