Plenty of dimwittedness to share as Trump demands via a cease and desist order that the GOP not use his likeness or name unless they pay for it. Also, Trump threatens to negative campaign against Lisa Murkowski in yet another empty threat. And finally Trump returns to NYC, the reasons for which are vague at best, but it does seem clear that the legal pincers are closing on Trump and his minions on a variety of fronts. Then again he didn’t get magically swept back into the White House last week.
Look away, look away… Lando Cotton delays the AG confirmation because justice needs denying….
— Armand Hamouth (@AreMond2) March 7, 2021
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) March 4, 2021
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) March 3, 2021
— Juli Tarsney (@juli_tarsney) February 26, 2021
Will Ron Johnson pull a “Mitch”, claim he'll retire and then run again?
Typical nonsense bait-and-switch of Mitch McConnell and Ron Johnson comes with suddenly talking about retiring, now that Biden’s Attorney General is about to take office. Reckoning is still happening, and AG Garland will find those receipts, unlike a special counsel Mueller constrained by Bill Barr.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) opposes the legislation under consideration in the Senate that would provide a $1.9 trillion response to the coronavirus pandemic. He’s made that abundantly clear, speaking from the Senate floor to oppose its passage and excoriating its size.On Thursday, he took an unusual procedural step to slow the bill’s passage. Normally, the House and Senate waive the requirement that legislation be read in the chamber before passage. But one member can force it to be read — and Johnson chose to do so.The effect was twofold. First, it meant that two clerks spent nearly 11 hours laboriously walking through the 628-page document. Second, it meant that the Senate wouldn’t do anything else over those 10-plus hours, which stretched from about 3:20 p.m. until just past 2 a.m.
Johnson framed his decision as a desire that the public “know what’s in the bill,” though the actual intent was obvious to anyone familiar with Senate procedures: delay the passage of something the opposition party didn’t have the votes to stop. (In an interview on Fox News on Friday, he made this point explicitly: Without the delay from reading the bill, there would have been “no time to really prepare decent amendments.”)
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 6, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) March 6, 2021
— ryan cooper (@ryanlcooper) March 6, 2021
cheese-it, it's the Federicos
— Anthony DeRosa 🗽 (@Anthony) March 5, 2021
A political appointee of President Donald Trump has been arrested on charges that he stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and assaulted an officer with a weapon, marking the first arrest of a Trump administration official in connection with the insurrection.
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 5, 2021
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) March 5, 2021