Republican Group to Air Savage New Ad During 'Fox and Friends' Calling Out Trump for Gutting Aid Package Oversight
Just days after removing the inspector general who handled the whistleblower report that spurred his impeachment, President Donald Trump set his sights on another inspector general.
On Tuesday, Trump fired Glenn Fine—the inspector general appointed to oversee how the $2.2 trillion virus relief package recently passed by Congress is spent.
Republican Candidate Warns of 'Looting Hordes from Atlanta' While Wielding an AR-15 in Bonkers New Campaign Ad
It's a common Republican scare tactic to claim that Democrats seeking common sense gun safety reform are on a secret mission to take all of Americans' guns.
But former Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA) just took that conspiracy theory a step further in a new campaign ad for his election to the open House of Representatives seat for Georgia's ninth district.
Donald Trump Doesn't Want You to See This Chart Showing How Quickly His Voters Are Losing Faith in His Pandemic Response
President Donald Trump's response to the global pandemic that's halted daily life in the United States has been widely criticized.
Trump's refusal to heed numerous warnings, his dismissal of the virus's threat, and reluctance to use federal powers led to a nationwide shortage of medical equipment and allowed the virus to spread unimpeded for weeks, ultimately leading to millions of lost jobs and thousands of lost lives.
Trump Just Tried to Explain Why Voting by Mail Is 'Corrupt' Except When He Does It, and the Hypocrisy Is Real
In the face of the global pandemic that's brought life in the United States to a standstill, states across the country have postponed their primaries to allow for voters to safely cast their ballots without contracting the virus.
One important way states are looking to ensure voters get to exercise their right to vote while also keeping safe is by expanding vote by mail absentee ballots, which voters send by mail, allowing them to comply with isolation measures and prevent the spread of the virus.
Republicans aren't down with absentee voting.
Conservative Columnist Lists All the Ways the Botched Pandemic Response is 'Trump's Fault' and Yeah, It's a Lot
Even the most powerful office on the planet requires a level of humility and a willingness to admit when something goes wrong. President Donald Trump didn't get that memo.
Whether it's on Obama, the "fake news media," traitorous Republicans, the impeachment "hoax," or anything within even the most laborious reach, Trump can always find some person or entity on whom to pass the blame.
This Video From February of Trump's Brand New Press Secretary Saying the Virus Will Not 'Come Here' Did Not Age Well
After less than a year on the job and with zero White House press briefings to her name, Stephanie Grisham will step down as White House press secretary, returning to her work with First Lady Melania Trump as her Chief of Staff.
Stephanie Grisham is the third White House Press Secretary to step down during the administration of President Donald Trump.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Rips Conservative Majority for Giving GOP a Win in Wisconsin by Disenfranchising Thousands of Voters
Across the country, states have instituted stay-at-home orders in an effort to curb the spread of the highly contagious virus that's upended daily life in the United States.
Late last month, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued one of these orders, urging his constituents to only leave their houses for necessary errands, such as getting groceries or filling prescriptions.
There's just one problem: Wisconsin's elections are scheduled for April 7. In addition to the Presidential primaries, Wisconsinites will vote for judicial positions, school board seats, and thousands of other offices.
The Democratic and Republican National Committees took the case to the Supreme Court, with Democrats arguing that the deadline for mailing absentee ballots should be extended by a week, to April 13, in order to facilitate voting from home.
With a Wisconsin Supreme Court Seat up for grabs on Tuesday, Republicans predictably made the case for why as few people as possible should be permitted to vote. It was a continuation of Wisconsin GOP efforts to suppress the vote, which included rejecting a demand from Governor Evers to automatically mail an absentee ballot to every resident.
The Republican majority in United States Supreme Court sided with the RNC and the election in Wisconsin will carry on as scheduled. This is despite Wisconsin being unprepared for the surge in absentee ballot requests, which leapt from a typical 250,000 to over 1.2 million in reaction to the virus. Thousands of these voters won't even receive these ballots until after the election, thereby preventing them from exercising their right to vote.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a blistering dissent to the majority's decision, saying:
"Either [voters] will have to brave the polls, endangering their own and others' safety. Or they will lose their right to vote, through no fault of their own. That is a matter of utmost importance — to the constitutional rights of Wisconsin's citizens, the integrity of the State's election process, and in this most extraordinary time, the health of the Nation."
She was flabbergasted that her more conservative colleagues didn't think a global pandemic and national crisis was enough to justify emergency policies ensuring Wisconsinites their right to vote:
"The Court's suggestion that the current situation is not 'substantially different' from 'an ordinary
election' boggles the mind...Now, under this Court's order, tens of thousands of absentee voters, unlikely to receive their ballots in time to cast them, will be left quite literally without a vote."
A majority of the Supreme Court may not have agreed with Ginsburg, but the court of public opinion was fully on her side.
The Republican efforts indicated to some that the party cares more about maintaining control than preserving lives.
Large crowds are already gathering in Wisconsin to vote.
In a bit of devastating irony, the Supreme Court voted remotely when making its decision.
For more information about the tried and true tactic of GOP voter suppression, check out Uncounted, available here.