If his term is over, why is Congress bothering to impeach? Lets be honest: rage. Trump’s incitement of violence on January 6 was a direct attack on . . . Congress. If someone encouraged a mob attack on you, would you let that slide? No. Since Vice President Mike Pence chose not to invoke the 25th Amendment as a mechanism to remove Trump from office, this is Congress’s most practical way to kick back. … [Read more...] about Smart talking points: What happens next with President Trump’s impeachment?
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Marriott International Blue Cross Blue Shield Association JPMorgan Chase Citigroup It should be noted that JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup are not just suspending donations to only the 147 lawmakers who opposed Biden’s certification. Rather, those GOP members are included in the suspension of all PAC donations to Republicans and Democrats in the upcoming months. … [Read more...] about These companies say they’re suspending donations to GOP members who opposed certifying Biden’s victory
“At the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections. But Congress has so far failed to act,” Hawley said in a Washington Post interview, attempting to justify himself. In doing so, he was perpetuating the lie that the election had not yet been sufficiently investigated—Georgia alone has already recounted its votes twice—not to mention the discredited idea that this election even had irregularities that merited extra investigation in the first place. … [Read more...] about The dire consequences of Republicans ‘just asking questions’ about whatever doesn’t go their way
The tribal distrust in mask safety and the American electoral system, coming from people known as The Party of No before its members all began saying Yes to every last Donald Trump win, is unequivocally destructive and morally repugnant. I would say that enough is enough, but we’re well past that. It won’t bring the dead back to life if Jim Jordan stops encouraging families to flout regulations, and it won’t remove either the literal sh*t or the Confederate flag from the halls of the Capitol if Cruz retracts any of his previous incitements. These two should be purged from politics, at the very least, and shamed as examples of an outdated, dishonorable mode of conservatism. … [Read more...] about The other attack inside the Capitol that we need to talk about
They also send a message to the people who work in the building. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pointed out this summer that nearly all of the statues in the Capitol are white men, and called such erasure of women and people of color from American history a feature of white supremacy. While it be may be possible for Congressional staffers to walk by these statues and not think twice, staffers of color “don’t have the luxury of walking past those and not remembering what they meant and what they stood for,” Burgat says. … [Read more...] about The U.S. Capitol is a symbol of democracy. But it’s full of Confederate statues