The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has said “Hell No!” to Jim Jordan and Jim Banks being part of the Select Committee charged with investigating the January 6th Attack on the Congress. She is absolutely right. This work is too important to allow it to be polluted by such egregiously dishonest Trump enablers.
Leader (and probable witness) Kevin McCarthy says that the Republicans will boycott the proceedings if these partisan trolls are not accepted. Good! Things will go much quicker and much smoother without GOP delaying tactics and obfuscation. I hope he sticks to his guns. But, I wonder. Has McCarthy been played by the wily Speaker? Maybe.
Rand Paul comes back to his LIE that our government funded research that lead to the emergence of the Covid-19 virus. Interesting to watch this sociopath make his threats of prison (Lock him up!) directed at one of the most respected people in our country. Trying to out Trump Trump but not very good at it.
There is a tiny fact hidden in this yet another “conservative” LIE. Funding from the NIH did lead to a small sub-contract at Wuhan for ongoing studies that had nothing to do with the pandemic virus. That is enough for such people. Any chance to attack our government, China or Fauci is just too good for such a person as Rand Paul to pass up. My prediction – try as he might, Rand Paul will not be the next Trump.
Republicans have zero respect for the rule of law. This new Texas law bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected – about 6 weeks into gestation. That is before many women even know that they are pregnant. The law of the land established by SCOTUS in Roe Vs. Wade and other cases is that such bans are Unconstitutional until about 24 weeks.
But wait, there is more. As a gimmick to avoid following the law, the state will not enforce the ban. Instead, it leaves the enforcement to private law suits by ANYBODY and will pay a $10,000 bounty to ANYONE who successfully sues anyone who provides, helps, counsels or encourages an abortion after 6 weeks.
I would like to say that you can not make this stuff up, but this is reality. This is how anti-woman, anti-science (heartbeat, really?) Republicans really are.
Even the Kremlin has leaks. This very reputable source is putting the flesh on the bones of what we already knew – Putin chose Trump to be his candidate of choice in 2016 and ordered his government to help him.
According to The Guardian . . . “There is a brief psychological assessment of Trump, who is described as an “impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex”.
Also according to The Guardian, the Kremlin paper asserts that they have compromising materials gathered during earlier Trump visits.
Slowly, but surely, ALL the truth is going to come out.
Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) stands up against the insanity gripping the GOP – this time its leaders killing people with their outrage politics rhetoric about fighting the pandemic. He knows this insanity is self-destructive and that “garbage politicians” like Ted Cruz are going to crash the GOP plane into the ground if Republican voters listen to them.
The fact that CPAC would welcome this insurrectionist who was live Tweeting the locations of Speaker Pelosi and other Representatives for the benefit of the rampaging mob on January 6th tells us just how corrupt and debased the “conservative” movement has become.
Too bad guns were not allowed inside the hall or Lauren could have really shown us what the Trump GOP is all about.
“We all saw the hand, we saw the gun You know, if that were on the other side, the person that did the shooting would be strung up and hung. OK? Now they don’t want to give the name. … It’s a terrible thing, right? Shot. Boom. And it’s a terrible thing.” – Donald Trump
It was a black hand that we all saw holding the gun defending the Congress. So here is the “conservative” hero and Dear Leader doing his best to make the insurrection on January 6th something about race. His racist smokescreen obviously works on some people eager to be conned.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana
The attempts by Trump, his “conservative” followers and some of the people who post here to make a martyr out of this tragic dope is a bellwether of the rising threat of fascism and political violence wrapped in a cloak of “Americanism” – whatever that is.