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McConnell cautions Democrats on nixing the filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Democrats on Tuesday against scrapping the legislative filibuster.

“I think the important thing for our Democratic friends to remember is that you might not be in total control in the future,” the Kentucky Republican said. “Any time you start fiddling around with the rules of the Senate, I think you always need to put yourself in the other fellow’s shoes and just imagine what might happen when the winds shift.”

McConnell added that he has resisted pressure from President Donald Trump to nix the legislative filibuster.


It's sinking in... they know a(nother) blue wave is coming. Good. I hope they choke on it.

We will never forget. We will never forgive.

Interesting thread about why Barr is trying to fire Berman (PART 2)

Found this in the Twitter thread from onecaliberal's DU post here:



1/ There's a reason that Barr issued an edict forbidding every type of federal investigation that could uncover wrongdoing in the Trump reelection campaign—particularly campaign finance issues—and then opened his door to any evidence that Giuliani might offer him about Joe Biden.

2/ William Barr is a conspirator—alongside his longtime associates Rudy Giuliani, Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova—in facilitating foreign aid to Trump's campaign. There's a reason for all of the actions he has taken. There's a reason he's lying about Bolton's accurate account.

3/ The evidence is overwhelming—and I've compiled it. Nearly all those who want to illegally aid Trump's campaign have cases Barr can move. Firtash has an extradition case. Kolomoisky has one. Erdogan wants the Halkbank case over. China, ZTE. Barr's fingers are in *all* the pies.

4/ Bolton accurately described his expressions of concern to Barr about precisely these cases and Trump's efforts to impact them. At the time Barr said he agreed, now he's lying and saying that those conversations never happened. Why? Because ultimately they will implicate *him*.


8/ For the moment—as it takes a book to lay out all the evidence—I'll say this: if you see Barr's deeds through the lens of him being an *active co-conspirator* in the crimes prosecutors are investigating, you're going to have a *much* easier time understanding what's happening. [emphasis mine]


PS2/ But if you sense real anxiety in my tweeting, understand that it's *not* because I'm just some average dude who doesn't like the look of what he's seeing on his TV. No—I researched and wrote a 1,000-page book on this subject and *know* what's going on and it's terrifying me. [emphasis mine]

PS3/ Here's the very simplest way to understand it: Berman's SDNY is investigating a man who says Barr is a co-conspirator with Trump and Giuliani in laundering foreign money for the 2020 election. SDNY has the power to cut a deal with this man. Now Barr is trying to fire Berman. [emphasis mine]

Much, MUCH more in this thread. Worth a read, IMO.

We are so eff'd in the dark if they get away with this.

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal Diocese of Washington on CNN now...

Talking via phone with Anderson Cooper, said:

"Let me be clear... The president just used a bible, the most sacred text of the Judeo Christian tradition, and one of the churches of my Diocese - WITHOUT PERMISSION - as a backdrop for a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything that our churches stand for. And to do so, as you just said, he sanctioned the use of tear gas by police officers in riot gear to clear the church yard. I. AM. OUTRAGED."

She goes on to talk about "the incendiary language of this president" and, at one point, says " I just can't believe what my eyes have seen tonight."

I don't think this photo op is going to have the desired effect for him.
Posted by dixiechiken1 | Mon Jun 1, 2020, 08:57 PM (8 replies)
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