“A National Disgrace”

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Dear Mr. President,

First, let me say, I am a lifelong Republican and have supported Republicans my whole life. That is not to say I voted blindly and with that being said, I cannot, I will not support any more of your cabinet picks or any of your policies. I feel you have bamboozled, lied and manipulated the voters who pledged to you in November asking for change. You, Mr. President has lied to the public and for me that is a deal breaker.

You may ask yourself, Mr. President, why would you care about this woman who can be so easily replaced with someone who won’t ask questions or defy you? Because Mr. President I am not alone. Last night, your administration spoke volumes to the women of this country when your mouthpiece of a senator, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, had the nerve, had the audacity to censure Senator Elizabeth Warren as she spoke the words of the civil rights leader Coretta Scott King. You should be ashamed Mr. President, ashamed. You took to task a reporter who mistakenly said you had removed the bust of the great Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office but Mr. President, your administration showed its true colors last night.

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Women are not playthings or toys. We are not to be seated at a table as decoration or as many of your circle of friends, arm candy. We are people with voices as important as yours, Mr. President. You have no idea what you have done, do you Mr. President? You have unleashed a voice that will be heard and it will be so loud that it will leave your knees shaking and your ears ringing. We, the women of the United States, will no longer go sit down and be still. How dare you?

“She was warned,” said McConnell of Warren. “She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” She was warned? She persisted?  Let me place this in language you will understand, Damn straight she did. She persisted, though. Yet, she wasn’t allowed to finish, another Senator did, a man. Is that the way it is in your administration? A woman’s voice will be stilled so that a man may use the same words? Who are you to do this to women? Yes, I understand, you didn’t actually tell Senator Warren to shut up, but you have given that perception that it is okay to do just that. Remember in 1992 when you said of women, “’You have to treat ’em like shit.” Or when Hillary Clinton got you angry and you called her a “nasty woman.” Watch out Mr. President,there are a lot of nasty women out here who are really quite angry over how they are being treated by your Senate, your Cabinet nominees and by you, yourself, Mr. President.

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Now your true feelings of how women are to be treated have come to light, you have a serious problem, Mr. President. I am one of over a million, a million women, who are not going to take no for an answer anymore. You saw the start of our strength the day after your inauguration and believe me, Mr. President, that is the tip of the iceberg.

With every breath in my body, with every stroke of my pen, and with my vote, that is right my vote, I will be the obstacle in your way. I will be that voice that won’t be silenced. I will not allow my daughters, my sisters, and the women of this country to be put in any corner every again. Remember these words, Mr. President because you and the Republican henchmen of the Senate will be hearing them a lot. “She was warned, she was given an explanation, nevertheless, she persisted.” Women have persisted, women will persist and we will never give up.

Yours in persistence,

Agnes Lawless Bedard

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10 thoughts on ““A National Disgrace”

  1. I admire you Mrs. Bedard.
    Thank you for standing up to a bully. Bullies continue to harass until someone like you and someone like the millions of women in this country say OH NO YOU DON’T!

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  2. Agnes it was not trump who silenced Elizabeth Warren so ur facts r wrong. He hasn’t treated women bad at all , u can’t believe what this lying leftist liberal, democrat media has said. The lie about the disabled reporter was a lie NBC pieced this together using hand gestures from the 17 men he knocked out of running for pres. See all those woman were paid by Hillary foundation. Obama never helped r poor , vets , unemployed, homeless but God put trump in office he will do was he said he will do. Being a woman has nothing to do with it it’s you . Give this man a chance please stop being like everyone else stand up think for yourself . Be a winner. Give him his chance like they gave obama & he nearly destroyed us. Thank you god bless you

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    1. I feel that you are so out of touch with the facts. God has nothing to do with Trump. As far as 17 men creating the motion of the disabled reporters arms, you just fell for an outright lie. You obviously read tabloid news not actual news. I gave Trumo a chance. For a year and a half I was a supporter. Not anymore. He lies, he is greedy and disrespectful. I know more about the Trump campaign than you can imagine. It was like a cult and I escaped. I pray you do too

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  3. And there r millions of woman who elected Donald j trump into office but we r believers of Jesus Christ so either God is wrong or u r. Because I trust Jesus before any man or woman . Jesus doesn’t lie. Yes trump ain’t perfect but nobody is. He accepted Christ 5 months into his running. Asked for forgiveness so in God’s eyes all trumps sins r gone he starting with a clean slate .

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  4. Thank you for this letter! I am exhausted with the lying president and Mitch McConell. He spent 8 Years mistreating the Obama administration. Everyone knows it was because his skin was black! Now it is women and people who disagree with him as it was the last 8 years! Help get rid of these 2 men

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  5. As a man I am so embarrassed for these women above that will not stand up for themselves or other women and are so ignorant (willfully or not) of what Trump represents. I was never a supporter of Hillary but saw hatred toward her far beyond her shortcomings. Same is happening to Warren. She is one of the few actually standing up to power. I understand why men hate them, many men have a subdued inner hatred toward women in general. It’s not far for them to go. I see it in life every day. Why women have that too is incomprehensible to me.

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  6. You voted for Trump because Clinton was going to be in Wall Street’s pocket. Trump wants to repeal Dodd-Frank and eliminate the Fiduciary Rule, letting Wall Street return to its pre-2008 ways.

    You voted for Trump because of Clinton’s emails. The Trump administration is running its own private email server.

    You voted for Trump because you thought the Clinton Foundation was “pay for play.” Trump has refused to wall off his businesses from his administration, and personally profits from payments from foreign governments.

    You voted for Trump because of Clinton’s role in Benghazi. Trump ordered the Yemen raid without adequate intel, and tweeted about “FAKE NEWS” while Americans died as a result of his carelessness.

    You voted for Trump because Clinton didn’t care about “the little guy.” Trump’s cabinet is full of billionaires, and he took away your health insurance so he could give them a multi-million-dollar tax break.

    You voted for Trump because he was going to build a wall and Mexico was going to pay for it. American consumers will pay for the wall via import tariffs.

    You voted for Trump because Clinton was going to get us into a war. Trump has provoked our enemies, alienated our allies, and given ISIS a decade’s worth of recruiting material.

    You voted for Trump because Clinton didn’t have the stamina to do the job. Trump hung up on the Australian Prime Minister during a 5pm phone call because “it was at the end of a long day and he was tired and fatigue was setting in.”

    You voted for Trump because foreign leaders wouldn’t “respect” Clinton. Foreign leaders, both friendly and hostile, are openly mocking Trump.

    You voted for Trump because Clinton lies and “he tells it like it is.” Trump and his administration lie with a regularity and brazenness that can only be described as shocking.

    You voted for Trump because he was “better for Israel and the Jews” than Clinton would be. Trump hired a neo Nazi as his right hand henchman and intentionally eliminated the word “Jews” from his half assed Holocaust memorial.

    Let’s be honest about what really happened.
    By Lesley Abravanel Andersson respect and thanks for this……

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  7. Women make up half of the population of the United States off America. Remember that every time you make a desition or make a comment or treat your wife with disrespect.

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