So far this is it but you can tell there is more on the way.
While we wait for whatever is happening next, Charles P. Pierce has a great post about the turtle trying to shut up two powerful woman last night. That would be Elizabeth Warren and Coretta Scott King.
For the benefit of readers who may have joined us late, let’s recap here. SPW was quoting a 31-year-old speech given by a guy who at any rate has been dead for almost eight years. She was then accused of having impugned a fellow senator with remarks about him that were delivered by the dead guy 11 years before the first fellow ever entered the Senate. If this makes any sense to you on the merits, I would suggest you take a long walk in the country…
After all, by the close reading of the rule in question, quoting Kennedy as calling Sessions a “disgrace” was at least within an area code of being a violation. But there is nothing remotely close to that in the King letter. So, completely unnecessarily, McConnell and his caucus maneuvered themselves into a situation in which they actually were silencing a woman senator for reading a letter from the widow of a martyred civil rights hero. Can’t anyone here play this game?
Well I had never heard of the Coretta Scott King letter until last night, but you bet I know all about it now. And I’m sure there are many like me.
And then the turtle had the audacity to say the following about Elizabeth Warren…
“She was warned. She was given an explanation,” McConnell said. “Nevertheless, she persisted.”
I have to imagine there are many people all over the world who are horrified by this fecker’s misogyny.
And here are trump’s tweets…
Make of that what you will.