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Aug 17, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
New episode of @PostVideo series The Flip:

After the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, some Republican senators said that the legal system — and not impeachment — should be used to consider Donald Trump's actions.

Now, those same senators are criticizing the legal system. Mitch McConnell

Feb. 13, 2021: "We have a criminal justice system in this country ... former presidents are not immune."

July 19, 2023: "I'm not going to start critiquing the various candidates for president."

Sep 13, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
From 2019 to 2021, 183 current members of Congress reported a trade of a stock or another financial asset by themselves or an immediate family member.

More than half of them sat on committees that potentially gave them insight into those reported trades.… House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Pete Aguilar on potential stock trading ban:

"Supporting increased accountability and transparency is something that we all stand behind. Making sure that we are held to the highest standard is exactly what the Democratic Caucus stands for."
Aug 12, 2022 29 tweets 10 min read
Washington Post:

"Classified documents relating to nuclear weapons were among the items FBI agents sought in a search of former president Donald Trump’s Florida residence on Monday, according to people familiar with the investigation."… “Investigators had been concerned about material from what the government calls ‘special access programs,’ a designation even more classified than ‘top secret’ that is typically reserved for extremely sensitive operations carried out by the US abroad.”…
Nov 10, 2021 12 tweets 5 min read
Donors threatened to shun the GOP after Jan. 6. Now, Republicans are outraising Democrats.… “Corporate PAC contributions to Republican objectors have plummeted by ~2/3…94 Republican objectors raised ~$11m from corporate PACs through 11/30/21, the most recent data available. The same…objectors raised ~$27m from corporate PACs through 11/30/19”… Image
Aug 16, 2021 13 tweets 5 min read
New @thefix mashup:

The Biden administration’s many wrong predictions about Afghanistan…

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on April 18:

“No one, starting with the Taliban, has an interest in going back to a civil war … if they start something up again, they’re going to be in a long war.”

Jul 14, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
New @thefix mashup:

Under Trump, Republicans touted the coronavirus vaccines.

Now, under Biden, they’re questioning them.…

Ron Johnson

Dec. 13, 2020: “President Trump deserves a lot of credit [for helping produce the vaccines]”

June 28, 2021: “Just because the vaccine is generally safe, doesn’t mean that it's 100% safe.”

Jul 11, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
BARTIROMO: It may very well be that Kevin McCarthy is called to testify under oath. Do you want to tell us what took place on that phone call?

TRUMP: No, I don’t have to, because Kevin will speak and I’m sure Kevin will be, you know, very good from that standpoint. BREAKING

House Jan. 6 committee asks Kevin McCarthy for information about communications with Trump, Mark Meadows…

Jun 25, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen reject calls to condition passage of bipartisan infrastructure on passage of reconciliation infrastructure.

Collins: “There’s no need for that.”

Shaheen: “I would hope that we trust each other a little more than that.”… Image Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on two-track infrastructure plan:

Manchin: "Reconciliation is inevitable”

Sinema: "I’ve already spoken with the president and Leader Schumer … And like always, I am open to finding a path forward”… Image
May 21, 2021 20 tweets 8 min read
More than 70 officers have left force since January 6, Capitol Police union says… NEW

“The U.S. Capitol Police had specific intelligence that supporters of President Donald Trump planned to mount an armed invasion of the Capitol at least two weeks before the Jan. 6 riot, according to new findings in a bipartisan Senate investigation”…
May 18, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
White House pool report:

"Your pool made an unscheduled stop … The pool is standing behind cones at the landing strip for 'our safety.’ Asked if Biden was driving, Jen Psaki said 'we’ll see’. Then president Biden appeared driving fast in a grey-ish f-150 lightning truck." President Biden test drives Ford’s new electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck
Mar 18, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
New @thefix mashup:

After years of Trump tweets, Republicans are suddenly outraged by mean tweets…


2017: Too much focus on tweets puts you “out of touch" with people

2021: “There are still a lot of harsh, partisan tweets on your account”


2019: More important issues than tweets

2021: “Very disturbed” by “personal” tweets

Mar 4, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
New @thefix mashup:

Republicans condemned Trump after the Capitol attack.

Now they are opening the door to him as the future of the party.…


Feb. 13: “Trump’s actions … were a disgraceful dereliction of duty”

Feb. 25: I would support Trump in 2024


Jan. 13: Trump “bears responsibility” for Capitol attack

Feb. 27: Trump was key to GOP electoral success

Jan 23, 2021 34 tweets 12 min read
“A small number of relatively rich countries...have snapped up initial supply, relegating low- and middle-income countries to the back of the line—possibly for years. Some projections suggest poor countries will not have enough doses until 2023 or 2024”… Only one of the world’s 29 poorest countries has started coronavirus vaccinations…

Jan 13, 2021 36 tweets 13 min read

In bipartisan rebuke, House members vote to impeach Trump an unprecedented second time, on charge of ‘inciting violence’… The House Republicans who impeached Trump after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol

1) John Katko
2) Liz Cheney
3) Adam Kinzinger
4) Fred Upton
5) Jaime Herrera Beutler
6) Dan Newhouse
7) Peter Meijer
8) Anthony Gonzalez
9) Tom Rice
10) David Valadao…
Jan 11, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
"A mysterious political action committee once funded by conservative millionaire Robert Mercer promoted both the rally featuring President Donald Trump and the ensuing march on Capitol Hill that led to a deadly riot last week.”… In a video taped before pro-Trump protests turned into a riot, the man who has led similar protests nationwide singles out Arizona GOP Reps. Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs for helping make Wednesday’s pro-Trump gathering possible.

Biggs has denied this.…
Jan 9, 2021 50 tweets 17 min read
A retired Air Force lieutenant colonel was among the pro-Trump mob who breached the U.S. Capitol… Ashli Babbitt, the woman shot and killed Wednesday in the Capitol, served six years in an Air National Guard unit whose mandate is to defend the Washington region and respond to civil unrest.

Its nickname: the Capital Guardians.…

Jan 8, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
"Apple has given Parler, the social network favored by conservatives and extremists, an ultimatum to implement a full moderation plan of its platform within the next 24 hours or face expulsion from the App store.”… BREAKING

Apple and Google pull Parler from their app stores…
Jan 7, 2021 44 tweets 19 min read
“[Capitol] police did not appear to try to detain the rioters, allowing them to leave unhindered. … Very few people were arrested for the breach, one person said, because officers didn’t have enough backup to take the time to arrest and detain them.”… "At one point in the afternoon, Capitol Police also requested that Defense Department officials send an additional 200 National Guard members to assist them … Pentagon officials did not immediately respond to that request.”… Image
Jan 7, 2021 30 tweets 11 min read

Senate rejects Republican challenge to Biden’s win in Arizona by 93-6 vote

The 6 who objected:

-Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)
-Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)
-John Neely Kennedy (R-La.)
-Roger Marshall (R-Kan.)
-Cindy Hyde Smith (R-Miss.)
-Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.)… BREAKING

House votes 303-121 to reject challenge to Biden’s win in Arizona, joining the Senate in rebuffing Trump loyalists

121 House Republicans vote to reject Biden’s win…
Nov 13, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
Republicans were quick to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump in 2016.

Now, those same Republicans are refusing to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden.

My latest @thefix supercut:…


2016: “Time to accept the results of the election”

2020: Trump “100% within his rights” to challenge election


2016: “I don’t like the idea of [a] recount”

2020: “Every recount needs to be finished”

Nov 12, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
Kevin McCarthy on congresswoman-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene’s support for QAnon:

“Our party is very diverse … [she has] denounced QAnon. … Give [her] an opportunity before you claim what you believe they have done and what they will do.”

(Greene has not denounced QAnon) Trump on the QAnon conspiracy theory on July 1, 2020:

"You know, people say they're into all kinds of bad things and say all kinds of terrible things about them. But, you know, my understanding is they basically are just people who want good government.”… Image