Rachel is hyperventilating about the DOJ without - imo - having any basis for thinking that Garland's not doing things. This is hard for me to watch, especially because I so rarely watch the news live any more for this very reason.
FFS. Now Rachel's saying that Dems wasted time on negotiating infrastructure. That's bs. Everyone knows that this wasn't going to work - it was all a negotiating stance and for that reason, not a waste. Now reconciliation can happen.
I've gotta say that I've never liked Rachel less than I like her tonight.

Re DOJ and voting rights: "Nothing happened" after voting laws in various states have passed. Gee, how long have the two assistants to Garland been in office? Asst AG Gupta? Six whole weeks
Barb M said stuff on Maddow, but failed to discuss the actual defamation cases brought against federal employees who spoke about personal matters whose statements WERE SAID TO BE WITHIN THEIR SCOPE OF EMPLOYMENT. These are the cases at issue - not the postal employee drag racing.

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