November 25, 2019/Media, Press

RELEASE: What is John Cornyn Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

From His D.C. Lobbyist Donors to Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell, Cornyn has a Lot to be Thankful for this Holiday Season

Austin, TX — Between his dark money, D.C. donors fueling his campaign, to his allies Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell doing his job for him, to his cronies in the billionaire Koch network dropping $250,000 in digital ads for him this week, Cornyn knows he has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

For a list of dark-money fat cats fueling the Cornyn campaign in 2019 alone, see below:

$354,670 from the Oil and Gas industry — Most in the country.

$357,607 from Private Equity and Investment firms — Most in the country.

$35,600 from Private Prisons, including GEO GroupThird most in the country. 

$70,350 from Chemicals Most in the country.
$254,690 from the Pharmaceutical Industry 

$252,693 from lobbyists

$320,600 from the Insurance Industry

$52,065 from the Gun lobby

For a list of legislation that Cornyn has killed or stalled at the behest of his buddies Trump and McConnell, see below:
Cornyn Voted Against Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act twice. His failure to do anything to renew this legislation is leaving victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault without protection.

Cornyn Weakened his Own Prescription Drug Legislation. Cornyn weakened bipartisan legislation to lower prescription drug prices at the behest of his pharmaceutical and lobbyist donors. 

Cornyn Refused to Take Up the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. Instead of taking common-sense action to end gun violence and save Texans’ lives, Cornyn called a vote on expanded background checks a “show vote” and praised Mitch McConnell for not bringing up the bill for a vote. 

Cornyn Still Refuses to Protect our DREAMers. While leading negotiations on a DACA fix in February 2018, Cornyn refused to consider a clean fix and instead demanded conditions including a border barrier, adding restrictions on family visas, and ending the diversity visa lottery system, effectively killing the legislation. 

Texas Democratic Party Communications Director Abhi Rahman issued the following statement:
“Texans are sick of politicians, like John Cornyn, who have spent decades in Washington and have nothing to show for the people of Texas. They’re tired of D.C. lobbyists getting fat off of Cornyn’s legislation. Cornyn should count his blessings this Thanksgiving because next November, Texas voters will vote him out of office.”

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