.@RepAdamSchiff: "If [Kevin McCarthy] were to become Speaker, he will vote to overturn the next presidential election if Trump loses. After all, he supported overturning the last one. And this time he could succeed, which is just why he can never be allowed to become Speaker." twitter.com/NoLieWithBTC/s…
Speaking as an American, I am clamoring for lower prescription drug costs, the expanded child tax credit, expanded Medicare, affordable education, and saving our planet from ecological collapse. twitter.com/mkraju/status/…
.@AdamSchiff: Kevin McCarthy is "a very weak GOP leader, which means he's beholden to the craziest components of his conference. He's also responding to the MTGs who are demanding retribution for her removal from her committee. So he's catering to the lowest common denominator."
.@RepAdamSchiff: "You could see a correlation between increased use in the filibuster the last 10 or 20 years, and increased partisanship, NOT bipartisanship… It hasn’t stopped the Senate from becoming a more partisan place, but it has allowed the minority to rule the Senate." twitter.com/NoLieWithBTC/s…
JUST IN: Don Huffines, a Republican running for Texas governor, says he will NOT fire a campaign staffer who supports white nationalism because he doesn’t believe in “cancel culture.” The staffer also said he wanted to “spit on George Floyd.” (@TexasTribune)
NEW: Lauren Boebert walked up to a group of Jewish visitors wearing yarmulkes at the Capitol this morning, looked at them “from head to toe,” and asked them if they were doing “reconnaissance.” Boebert later told reporters she didn’t know they were Jewish. (@BuzzFeedNews)
NEW: In the past 15 hours...
— Supreme Court denied Trump’s request to block the Biden admin from sending Trump documents to the January 6 committee
— January 6 committee is increasing pressure on Ivanka
— Fulton County DA has requested a grand jury for Trump investigation
The 48 Democrats who voted to reform the filibuster to pass voting rights represent 55% of the US — 182 million Americans.
The 52 senators who voted to allow voting rights to be blocked represent only 45% of the US.
If you feel like throwing in the towel, just remember: 96% of Democrats voted in favor of protecting voting rights versus 0% of Republicans. The answer isn’t to give up and let the GOP win, it’s to keep fighting. We’re almost there.
JUST IN: Mitch McConnell just told voters of color that their concerns about voter suppression are “misplaced” and added: “If you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.”
The dogwhistle just became a foghorn.
If you’re angry, here’s an outlet: donate to voter registration groups in key swing states. If we flip just two Senate seats, we render Manchin and Sinema irrelevant. This is how we get it done.