Rep. Virginia Foxx absolutely walked through the metal detector, set it off, and kept walking.

I’m not going to make up a story.
The most charitable explanation I can offer is that she didn’t realize she set off the magnetometer.

The most likely explanation I can offer is that she’s just straight up lying.
Another explanation: Her staff asked her if she blew through the metal detector, she said no, and they tweeted this.

Either way, this is 100% a lie.
There are times in journalism where you worry you got something wrong. This isn’t one of those times. I’m *certain* of what I saw.

She walked through the metal detector. It went off. She says, “Good morning guys.” And continues walking onto the floor.

She is brazenly lying.
I forgot about this:

Virginia Foxx said Matthew Shepard — who was tied to a barbed-wire fence, beaten, tortured, and murdered because he was gay — was actually killed in a robbery. She called his death a “hoax.”

She said this in front of Shepard’s mom.…

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28 Dec 20
Kevin Brady says he opposes $2,000 checks because it would go toward people paying down credit card debt or making “new purchases online at Wal-Mart, Best Buy or Amazon.”

Funny, how people spent money didn't seem to be a huge concern when Republicans passed their tax cut bill.
You know, I just remembered that the day House Republicans passed their tax bill — a bill that Brady was instrumental in writing — he was one of the many Republicans who couldn’t name the tax brackets.

Listen to interview. Read the story.…
The video with the interviews really is a trip.

Part 1 here:
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12 Dec 20
I just went through the Twitters of all 126 House Republicans who signed on to that Texas lawsuit petition.

A few thoughts: [Thread]
The first takeaway is that the vast majority of these members — probably close to 100 — seem to have said nothing at all about the petition.

They didn’t note that they signed on, and they haven’t noted that the Supreme Court quickly rejected the case.
My best guess is that the majority of these Republicans would love to memory-hole the fact that they signed on to an effort to toss out the election results and disenfranchise millions of voters.

It’s simply another act of service for Trump to them.
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9 Sep 20
A Thom Tillis staffer told a a 3-time cancer survivor that buying health insurance is the same as buying a dress shirt.

The woman, Bev Veals, asked him to imagine his parents in her and her husband’s situation.

He told her his parents would “gladly die.”…
This whole exchange is pretty informative, because the reality is this is the GOP position on health care: If you can’t afford it, you shouldn’t get it.

It really is just like a dress shirt to them. And some staffer got in trouble for telling the truth.…
Tillis hasn’t apologized to Bev, though they’ve apparently “reprimanded” the staffer.

Bev’s husband theorized that Tillis hasn’t apologized because he doesn’t have an answer for what they should do. His position was accurately described by the staffer.…
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21 Mar 20
I got a Coronavirus test just now. And I learned a few things.

A short thread:
To start, one of the reasons it takes so long to get the results back is because we have to send the swabs to testing centers.

For DC, that means freezing your swab and sending it to North Carolina, where they’re already backed up.
Another thing I learned is that, to re-enter society after having Covid-19, you’re supposed to have two negative Coronavirus tests.
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31 Mar 19
Here’s what you need to know when someone claims the GOP health care bill — the AHCA — covered people with pre-existing conditions:

The AHCA allowed insurers to take into account “health status” when setting premiums. That means they could charge more for pre-existing conditions.

So while insurers couldn’t *deny* sick people, they absolutely could charge them more — an unaffordable amount more.
Under the bill, states that wanted to allow insurers to charge those people more would have to set up a “high-risk pool,” where sick people could get coverage.

The problem is those high-risk pools are notoriously underfunded, so people with pre-existing conditions pay more.
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I don't want to turn this horrible shooting into a finger-pointing game, but I was struck by similarities between what the New Zealand shooter wrote and some of the things current Members of Congress say about immigration.

So, a thread:
Here's the shooter talking about the "invasion" of immigration.
And here's Louioe Gohmert talking about how immigration is an "invasion" at levels unseen since D-Day.
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