A top official at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) suggested on Friday that people “jack up” senators who don’t oppose President Donald Trump and that Republicans need to be made as “uncomfortable” as possible.
Hilary Shelton, the director of the Washington, D.C. bureau of the NAACP, made the remarks while speaking on a Netroots Nation panel in New Orleans.
“Everybody should claim their two Senators whether you voted for them or not,” Shelton said. “Keep in mind, it’s only the Senate that is making decisions on these judicial [nominees].”
“We have some Dems that quite frankly are very nervous; they are going for reelection; we also know the states they are going for reelection, statewide, are states that delivered for Trump.”
Sheldon then said that some of the Democratic senators are afraid that Trump might be able to jam them up but said that shouldn’t scare them because people can “jack’em up,” referring to senators who don’t oppose Republicans and the Trump administration.
Sheldon also called for people to make Republicans’ lives as “uncomfortable as you can possibly make it.”