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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Wants You to Know Why SCOTUS Is FUBAR

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The US Senate is not a crowded, rambunctious place like Britain’s House of Commons or other more lively legislative bodies around the world. Members are accustomed to speaking among row after row of empty desks, unheckled by absent colleagues. This has not deterred Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) from stepping into the arena to champion urgent causes.

Newsmakers 1/7/2022: US Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – One year ago this week, a mob of rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol in Washington, assaulting Capitol Police officers. U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was at the Capitol that day and recalls his experience, then reflects on the state of the country and how divided the nation is one year later.

Sheldon Whitehouse: 21 Who Made a Difference in 2021

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse made global news after he told GoLocal’s News Editor Kate Nagle about his family’s decades of membership in the elitist Bailey’s Beach Club. “It's a long tradition in Rhode Island and there are many of them and I think we just need to...


Whitehouse Cheers House Passage of Historic Infrastructure Bill. Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) cheered passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Working across the aisle, I was proud to deliver funding in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to upgrade...

Oct. 10 – Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Stephanie Grisham & Nick Clegg

Chuck talks with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham about the former president's final weeks in office. He also sits down with Nick Clegg, Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs, on the reform needed on the platform. Yamiche Alcindor, Donna Edwards and David French join the Meet the Press roundtable.Oct. 10, 2021.

Sheldon Whitehouse Asks Jan. 6 Commission to Probe Links Between Dark Money Groups and Capitol Attack – Brett Wilkins

Linking the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol with a protracted effort by secretive right-wing groups and wealthy GOP contributors, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on Friday called for investigating dark money organizations and influential donors who allegedly organized and funded the deadly attack in a failed bid to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Black Lives Matter Rhode Island to protest Sheldon Whitehouse over exclusive club ties

The Black Lives Matter Rhode Island chapter is demanding Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse cut all ties with an exclusive Newport beach club or resign. "This is an issue that’s not going to go away, and Senator Whitehouse needs to address it. He needs to take it on," the group’s Mark Fisher told ABC6 on Wednesday. "If he thinks we’re just going to forget about it, if he thinks that it’s going to get swept under the rug, it’s not."

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse under scrutiny for elite club affiliations

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said in a statement Wednesday that he is a member of an exclusive Rhode Island sailing club that lacks diversity. Why it matters: Whitehouse has repeatedly spoken out against systemic racism and come under scrutiny this week for his family's affiliation with elite clubs. This is the second such club accused of lacking diversity that the senator has been linked to in recent days.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse reveals he belongs to a sailing club that lacks diversity

Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Wednesday said he belongs to a sailing club that lacks diversity. The sailing club is distinct from Bailey’s Beach Club, an elite Rhode Island organization that allegedly is predominantly White and to which he has been previously linked. In a statement to Fox News, Whitehouse he is not a member of the beach club, though his family is and they will remain so.

Rhode Island’s Sheldon Whitehouse, the Systemic Racist [OPINION]

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is the most despicable kind of racist. The Rhode Island Democrat publicly tags his political opponents as racists, bemoaning "systemic racism" while secretly belonging to an allegedly all-white private beach club in toney Newport. Whitehouse is a "white knight" who fights fiercely the white supremacists, the...

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Says Elite Beach Club Isn't All-White After All

A Democratic senator who came under fire earlier this week over his membership in an elite Rhode Island beach club is now defending the club against accusations of racism. Earlier this week, a reporter for GoLocalProv asked Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) about his membership in Bailey’s Beach Club in Newport, which the outlet claimed does not have any people of color as members.