Last night, during debate on the nomination of well known racist, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Elizabeth Warren was reading the actual letter from Coretta Scott King to the Senate in 1986 urging the rejection of him for a federal judgeship. The letter, where King outlined in detail Sessions long record (even back then) of voter suppression and indifference to civil rights violations as a US Attorney, weighed heavily on the Senate which eventually rejected his nomination. While Warren was reading from the well of the Senate, Turtle Neck McConnell objected to the reading based on Rule 19 of the Senate which prohibits the disparagement of a Senator by another (more…)
Russia has a new friend, and no, it’s not Cheeto Jesus. He’s been a friend for a really long time. The new friend? Mitch McConnell. The Washington Post is reporting today that the Obama administration, after being briefed by the CIA that Russia was clearly trying to intervene in the presidential election, attempted to form a bipartisan coalition to go after their hackers. Obama wanted a bipartisan effort to avoid looking like he was playing politics during the campaign.
In mid-September, intelligence officials briefed congressional leaders in a secure room in the Capitol. The Democrats present unanimously supported a bipartisan effort to go public with an accusation against Russia for (more…)