Morning Reads for Tuesday, July 23

Good morning! Summertime, and the living’s easy. Or something.

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Dave Bearse

“Sadly, civil rights groups who crush the rights of unborn children remind me of 18th century plantation owners who, after winning their freedom from Britain, enslaved people of color to achieve their own economic goals,” Rep Ed Setzler, sponsor of HB481. Rep Setzler doesn’t know American or Civil Rights history. Slavery was in the colonies well over 100 years before Independence. If we’d waited a little longer to seek independence, it could perhaps be said some sought independence to maintain slavery. Does this mean we can count on Ed to support the removal of monuments honoring plantation owners whose parents… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Just fyi, highly unlikely that Guatemala is “sending’ bad people here. Those people are fleeing, and here is why: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/guatemala Progress in prosecuting corruption and abuse made in recent years is at risk due to serious obstruction from the government… …prosecuting more than a dozen current and former Congress members, as well as former President Otto Pérez Molina and former Vice-President Roxana Baldetti, who were arrested on corruption charges in 2015. Violence and extortion by powerful criminal organizations remain serious problems in Guatemala. In February 2018, the bodies of journalist Laurent Castillo and radio worker Luis de León were found… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid

Here’s a pretty good video of that Rep. acting racist to the Cuban when he called her out for lying about what he said. https://youtu.be/6TOsTHfKJHM

Ellynn
Ellynn

Any of you past/current DOJ lawyer types want to explain to us non lawyers why Rep. Collins is annoyed over adding Zebley to Mueller’s witness table?

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Serious: Collins is annoyed because “being loudly annoyed” is Doug Collins’ job description for the next 4 hours. Seriously. That’s why.

Sarcastic: Collins is so convinced that Robert Mueller’s testimony will fully and completely exonerate the President of the United States he doesn’t want anything that would distract the Special Counsel from conveying the truth to the committee.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Also, personal opinion, Doug Collins should hire a better staff counsel.