People Stonewalling Voting Rights Post MLK Day Tributes And Somehow Aren’t Taken Seriously

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People Who Really Like Democracy Focus Their Ire

“Right now we bear in mind the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLKDay,” tweeted Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who, together with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), is refusing to vote for any adjustments to the filibuster to be able to go voting rights laws

Her publish was met with greater than just a little rage:

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  • In reality, the household of Martin Luther King Jr. known as out Sinema and fellow filibuster holdout Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) yesterday. King’s granddaughter gave a speech telling the senators that “our future hinges in your resolution, and historical past will bear in mind what alternative you make.”
  • Manchin didn’t tweet about MLK Day. He put out a statement on Friday.
  • Right here’s a compilation of tributes from GOP lawmakers who’re preventing tooth and nail to uphold discriminatory voting restrictions:

Very inspiring to see these GOP lawmakers praising King’s “enduring dedication to justice,” “tenacity within the face of adversity” and “legacy of justice” whereas attempting to intestine voting rights or throw out election outcomes.


Harris’ Annoyed Message To Sinema and Manchin

Vice President Kamala Harris asserted yesterday that she’s “not going to absolve” her two former Senate colleagues in the event that they kill voting rights reform by protecting the filibuster intact.

Voting Rights Showdown Kicks Off

The Senate is again in session right now, and so begins what appears like a reasonably grim journey by the higher chamber for the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Development Act, which have just about no likelihood of passing except Sinema and Manchin change their minds a couple of filibuster carveout for voting rights.


Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is marching ahead with the laws this week regardless, so right here’s what to anticipate:

  • The chamber will begin a debate right now on combining the 2 voting rights payments into an unrelated NASA invoice.
  • Senate Democrats are having an in-person caucus assembly this night, in accordance to multiple reports.
  • The vote on the laws is anticipated to be held on Wednesday at the earliest (although the schedule isn’t finalized). That’s when Republicans will virtually inevitably invoke the filibuster to shoot it down, which is when Schumer would maintain a vote on altering the filibuster guidelines if he decides to take action, which is when Sinema and Manchin would both reverse course and vote for the adjustments or persist with their place and doom the laws.

Arizona GOPer Boosts Accomplice Celebration On MLK Day

Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers (R), one of Trump’s top Big Lie crusaders, retweeted a white nationalist’s call for a vacation honoring Accomplice Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson yesterday.

  • Rogers spoke at Trump’s rally in Arizona a number of days prior, throughout which she demanded that the 2020 election outcomes be decertified (someway).
  • She’s advised that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors be despatched to jail for defying subpoenas for election supplies within the Arizona Senate’s infamous “audit.”
  • This isn’t even the primary time the senator’s cozied up to white nationalists on Twitter.
  • Oh and she or he’s rolling in marketing campaign donations: The Arizona senator raked in a record-breaking $2.5 million final 12 months. 

Trump-DeSantis Pissing Match Drags On

A few unnamed Trump sources went to Axios this weekend for a useful “leak” of Trump’s complaints about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who has “a uninteresting persona” and “no private charisma,” the previous president has reportedly stated.

  • Trump’s clearly attempting to place DeSantis in his place a number of days after the GOP governor, a possible 2024 contender, jabbed on the Trump administration’s COVID-19 lockdown insurance policies.
  • Ex-convicted Trump crony Roger Stone hopped in on the motion after the Axios gossip dropped, calling DeSantis “fat slow and dumb” on Telegram.

The Proper-Wing Media Cesspit

That is how Fox Information host Laura Ingraham reported that Gen. Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Workers, tested positive for COVID-19 (he’s experiencing minor signs, based on his spokesperson):

Gaetz’s Ex Will get Immunity

Prosecutors granted Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) ex-girlfriend immunity earlier than she reportedly testified in entrance of a grand jury final week within the intercourse trafficking investigation into the GOP congressman, based on CBS News.

Should Learn

“The Hostages Escaped. But Synagogues Ask, How Can They Be More Secure?” – The New York Instances

FBI’s MLK Day Tribute Additionally Poorly Obtained

Yesterday the FBI’s Twitter account posted a tribute to the civil rights chief (a man the FBI liked a lot). It, too, most likely shouldn’t have:

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