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May 18 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
Rep. Thomas Massie describes people who decide to have an abortion as "those who would prematurely end the life of their baby."
"The baby is not the body of the woman that it's inside of," he adds.
"My name is Dr Robinson" -- Dr Yashica Robinson after Chip Roy calls her "Ms Robinson"
Roy then talks over her before Robinson fires back by telling him "I am a physician and a proud abortion provider"
May 17 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Biden in Buffalo: "What happened here is simple and straightforward: Terrorism. Domestic terrorism ... a hate that, through the media and politics, the internet, has radicalized angry, alienated, lost, and isolated individuals into falsely believing that they will be replaced"
Biden: "White supremacy is a poison running through our body politic, and it has been allowed to fester and grow in front of our eyes."
Apr 26 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Blinken pushes back when Rand Paul suggests Biden is responsible for Russia's invasion of Ukraine b/c he supported Ukraine's desire to join NATO, pointing out those are "sovereign decisions."
Paul then makes sure to point out he doesn't actually support Russia's invasion. But.
BLINKEN: If you look at the countries Russia attacked, these were countries that were not part of NATO
RAND PAUL: You could also argue the countries they've attacked were part of Russia
BLINKEN: I firmly disagree. It's the right of these countries to decide their future
Apr 5 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
"Vice President Biden ... that was a joke"
Apr 4 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Biden "believes it's ludicrous for Russia to be on the [UN] human rights council," says Jen Psaki
Peter Doocy asks Jen Psaki a transphobic question
Apr 3 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Ron Klain: "Republicans have an agenda too. Sen. Scott says [it's] to raise taxes on millions, to get rid of Social Security, & do other things that are gonna devastate middle class people. So I think when people compare our agenda to [theirs], that's gonna be a clear choice."
Stephanopoulos to Ron Klain: "How did Democrats get on the wrong side of the crime issue?"
Apr 1 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Maria Bartiromo kinda sorta lauds the latest jobs report, which must've been really hard for her to do
lamo Fox News is trying so hard to negate the good jobs report. BUT INFLATION. BUT GAS PRICES.
Mar 31 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
My kingdom for a Twitter push notification of any sort. The weird thing is Twitter has been very helpful today in troubleshooting & it’s still unclear what’s going on. They’ve been totally down for me all week. My news pipeline has been Twitter push alerts so it’s very annoying.
so, it appears I'm just done having push notifications. nobody can figure out what the issue is, but they're gone. do people have recs for 3rd party apps that allow for setting alerts for tweets from specific accounts, as well as filtered pushes for replies/RTs/etc?
Mar 29 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
CBS is now paying this guy (Mick Mulvaney) for analysis part 1
Bennie Thompson on Scavino/Navarro: "Every staff member has to take an ethics training every year to remind them what's in and out of bound. I don't mean to make light of it, but just for the record and for those watching at home, trying to overturn an election is out of bounds."
Thompson: "For a great many of us, it means something profound when we raise our hands and swear an oath ... I fear what happens if those people [Scavino and Navarro] are again given the reins of power. These men ... are in contempt of Congress."
Mar 28 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
Biden on his budget proposal: "Compared to 2020, we're reducing the size of the deficit relative to our economy by almost 2/3, reducing inflationary pressures, and making real headway cleaning up the fiscal mess I inherited."
Biden: "A firefighter and a teacher pay more than double the tax rate a billionaires pays. That's not right. That's not fair. My budget contains a billionaires' minimum tax because of it."
Mar 27 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
it's kinda wild that the former president can hold rallies where he attacks governors of his own party for not helping his coup attempt -- and it doesn't even really register as a news story because we're numb to this stuff now
Mar 26 • 12 tweets • 4 min read
Biden begins his speech in Warsaw by quoting Pope John Paul II
Biden on the battle between democracy and autocracy: "This battle will not be won in days or months ... we need to steel ourselves for a long fight ahead."
Mar 23 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
Ted Cruz throws a huge, grandstanding fit. Look for clips of this tonight on Hannity.
Did Sasse just take a shot at the "jackassery" Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham?
Mar 23 • 17 tweets • 5 min read
Durbin starts today's portion of Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearing with this: "Your nomination turned out to be a testing ground for conspiracy theories...the more bizarre the charges against you & your family, the more I understand the social media scoreboard lit up."
Does Cornyn really want to relitigate whether George W Bush committed war crimes?
Mar 22 • 45 tweets • 14 min read
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson begins day 2 of her SCOTUS confirmation hearing by speaking on her judicial philosophy: "I am acutely aware that as a judge in our system, I have limited power and I am trying in every case to stay in my lane."
Durbin asks Jackson what was going through her mind, especially with her kids being there, as Hawley made his meritless attacks on her for being soft on child porn. She says, "as a mother, and a judge ... I was thinking nothing could be further from the truth."
Mar 21 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
Trump is counterprogramming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearing with an interview on Fox Business
his what did what?
Mar 21 • 15 tweets • 4 min read
Durbin opens Ketanji Brown Jackson's SCOTUS confirmation hearing: "Judge Jackson, we are all just temporary occupants of the Senate , the House...the highest court in the land. You Judge Jackson are one of Mr Lincoln's living witnesses of an America that is unafraid of challenge"
TIRED: Republicans complaining that bills are too many pages
WIRED: Republicans complaining that background materials on SCOTUS nominees aren't enough pages
Mar 16 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Asked if he supports a no-fly zone following Zelensky's speech, Kevin McCarthy suggests Ukrainians just implement their own no-fly zone
McCarthy attacks Biden for not providing Ukraine with more military aid earlier. Biden has in fact provided a record amount of aid and McCarthy had no objection to Trump trying to disarm Ukraine in 2019 -- in fact he said Trump behaved properly
Mar 16 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Zelensky addresses the US Congress
Zelensky: "Russia has attacked not just us, not just our land, not just our cities, it went on an offensive on our values, human values, against our freedom, our right to live freely in our own country choosing our own future."
Mar 15 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
I'm going to do one more 🧵 on what Tucker Carlson is saying about Ukraine. You can read my previous two starting with the below tweet. This one focuses on his Monday show, which began with Carlson suggesting *Zelensky* make concessions to end the invasion
Carlson argued Putin receiving reassurances from Zelensky that Ukraine will never join NATO might end the invasion, & then created a strawman, saying "forcing Ukraine into nato will in no way serve the interests of the US."
Nobody in the US supports "forcing" Ukraine into NATO