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Senator Merkley, a Possible 2020 Candidate, Defends Socialism While Venezuelans Starve

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley (D) who rose to national prominence trying to get a federal court to block the vote on the nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh praised socialism while Venezuelans flee in the millions. The average Venezuelan lost over 20 pounds in 2018 due to starvation, freedom fighting protesters are beaten, jailed, and killed. Jeff Merkley was asked by ...

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Jeff Merkley Calls For More Border Fencing And Barriers But Says The Wall Is A Racist Symbol

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon said more barriers are needed to secure the southern border, then called President Donald Trump’s border wall a “racist symbol,” on CNN’s “New Day” Tuesday. “I am comfortable with barriers that involve vehicles, fences. There are appropriate places where border guards have convinced me that some additional barriers could be useful,” Merkley said. “But what I ...

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Democratic 2020 Hopefuls Turn Senate Hearing Into Climate Change Brawl

Three Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls gave a preview of how aggressive they will push global warming policies on the campaign trail during the confirmation hearing for Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, sparred with Wheeler, the current EPA ...

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Trump’s Border Policy Is Meant To ‘Traumatize’ Children, Says Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon said the Trump administration’s border policy is designed to “traumatize” children on CNN’s “New Day” Friday. Merkley said the government should be using a family management program to analyze each migrant on a case-by-case basis, instead of sending them to prison. “The other option is a family case management program. It’s a program that ...

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