About 15 years into this “project” and I’m still amazed at how much political news accumulates in such a short time period. Let’s get it on.
“I don’t want to know what the law is, I want to know who the judge is.” – The late Roy Cohn, lawyer to the late Wisconsin Republican Senator Joe McCarthy and Donald Trump. There were many candidates for biggest political story of the week just ended but today I’ll concentrate on the ones involving the courts and legal processes. As I do, please keep this quote in mind.
Timestamp: Wednesday morning.
Tuesday night the Republicans again proved that they are simply very bad at governing and they can’t run the House of Representatives. I can’t tell you why that is so. I hate to stereotype, especially across time, but that is the only conclusion I can reach presented with the evidence.
Republican Representative George Santos of New York was expelled from the House of Representatives on Friday of last week. The vote was 311-114-2-8. This was the third attempt at expulsion, (keep in mind that Santos didn’t take his seat until January of this year). I’d like to list the 112 Republicans who voted to keep Santos in office. 8 (split 5-3 Republicans to Democrats) did not vote; I’ll comment one on. Then I’d like to explore the motivation for some of the votes. (Even a political junkie like me isn’t comfortable ascribing motivations to many of the back benchers.) Totally perplexing to me are the two Democrats who voted “Present”.
Timestamp: Sunday morning.
I don’t know who the next speaker of the House will be but if past is prologue don’t hold your breath looking for another superstar like Nancy Pelosi. With the Republicans in control, I thought we’d take a little stroll down memory lane. Continue reading Next Up?