In light of today’s news of the FBI admitting it never really investigated allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, I will remind you that

1) It was clear at the time the FBI lacked authorization to do so.
2) That’s how Republican Senators wanted it.

We knew in 2018 that the FBI was not fully investigating Kavanaugh. That’s how the Trump White House and Senate Republicans wanted it, because they were afraid of what a full investigation would find.

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20 Jul
Kind of gross to see the Biden Supreme Court Reform Commission post a bio of a panelist that brags about his role in undermining the Violence Against Women Act. Image
Yes, true: Progressives criticize the Supreme Court for gutting the Voting Rights Act, handing a presidential election to the rightful loser, and inviting unlimited corporate spending on our elections, while conservatives criticize the Court for ending school segregation. Image
Here, Levey just straight-up bullshits the Commission, pretending that Senate confirmation of Anthony Kennedy in 1988 didn’t happen.

Also it isn’t a “norm” if nobody has heard of it until you invent it and even then your own allies misstate it because it’s so convoluted. Image
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19 Jul
White guys named Jim: 2

Women & People of Color: 0 Image
White Guys Named Jim Who Responded To The Deadly Insurrection By Voting To Overturn The Results Of The Election, As The Insurrectionists Wanted: 2

Women & People of Color: 0 Image
UPDATE: White Guys Named Jim Who Responded To The Deadly Insurrection By Voting To Overturn The Results Of The Election, As The Insurrectionists Wanted: 0

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14 Jun
How many different ways can Mitch McConnell show Democrats that they should immediately expand the Supreme Court?…
JOE MANCHIN: We mustn’t do anything without 10 Republican Senate votes, for the good of the institution.

MITCH MCCONNELL: Democratic presidents can no longer appoint Supreme Court justices.

KRYSTEN SINEMA: Bipartisanship is the only way.

MCCONNELL: The letter D is now illegal.
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10 Jun
Diane Feinstein is a member of a legislative body in which a minority of members representing an even smaller minority of Americans is prevent a majority of members representing an even larger majority of Americans from passing popular legislation.

Diane Feinstein is a member of a legislative body whose work was interrupted by a deadly insurrection in its building, incited by the sitting president in a desperate bid to cling to power voters stripped from him.
Diane Feinstein is a member of a legislative body that unanimously re-authorized the Voting Rights Act, only to see an unelected Supreme Court unleash a wave of voter suppression by gutting it.
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9 Jun
The first woman in the entire history of the country to become Vice President is probably not “one of the least talented politicians in the country.”
nobody's ever gonna confuse me for Khive but if you think the first woman, first Asian American, and first black Vice President in America's entire 230-year history is a uniquely *untalented* politician, you're probably a very dim white guy who mistakes his privilege for talent.
claims about a politician's "talent" or lack thereof are classic "what does that even mean?" claims, btw. talent takes many forms.
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4 Jun
Rather than asking Manchin/Sinema for the 100th time whether they support dumping the filibuster, maybe reporters should ask them *what they are doing* to win the Republican votes they need in a 60-vote Senate to pass things they say they support.
‘Cause it sure seems like they aren’t doing a damn thing; they’re just A) claiming to support legislation while B) refusing to pass it with only Dem votes but C) waiting for someone else to win over Republicans.
Example: Sinema *says* she supports the For the People Act, though she won’t ditch the filibuster to do it.

OK, @SenatorSinema, what have you done this week to persuade 10 Republican Senators to vote for it? Which of your Republican colleagues have you lobbied? How did that go?
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