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David Waldman and Greg Dworkin celebrate our second Thursday of normality with an typically extraordinary KITM:

William W. Belknap wasn’t impeached unconstitutionally, and neither will Donald J. Trump. But, with their livelihoods and lives on the line, don’t expect Republicans to be making any moral decisions soon, especially when it comes to their Trump base. Mitch McConnell says he took it easy on Democrats too long, now it’s no more Mr. Nice Guy.

The Senator with the kindercare name, Tommy Tuberville, suggested postponing President Joe Biden’s presidency on January 20. Rudy Giuliani suggested that Tommy slow down the electoral vote count on January 6. What do you think Tuberville talked about with Donald Trump and the director of the Republican Attorneys General Association on January 5? National chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Advisory Committee, Charles Herbster, was also at the meeting, and at the Rally-Riots the following day. Donald Trump invited everyone to walk with him down Pennsylvania Avenue, but somehow ended up kicking back at the White House without a care in the world, except to kill Mike Pence.

A Wall Street Journal investigation finds Proud Boys were key instigators in Capitol riot… perhaps they were all undercover? There were only 170 police in riot gear on January 6.

Qanon assassin hopeful Marjorie Taylor Greene stalked school shooting victim children hates having her cover blown, especially before the State of the Union/hunting season begins.

Dr. Anthony Fauci is still here, Donald Trump is not, that’s good news for everyone’s health. The U.S. needs to ramp up vaccinations to reach herd immunity. Joe Biden is on it. Of course Anti-vaccine activists are out there saying that Covid-19 shots are deadly. Meanwhile, Oklahoma will try to return the hydroxychloroquine they purchased for $2 million in CVS gift cards. Out of an abundance of caution, Senator Pat Leahy was taken to a hospital for observation yesterday. With an abundance of relief, Senator Leahy was found back at work today.

Democrats have a chance to finally win the fight for voting rights that started in 1965. David looks under the hood of  the upcoming reconciliation resolution and finds a lot to like, potentially.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:53pm EDT