A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things.
A Badge Of Honor
During his speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last night, Trump proudly told the audience that he didn’t learn a thing when he got impeached twice.
- He contrasted himself with then-Attorney General Bill Barr, whom Trump said “became a different man” when Democrats talked about impeaching the official. “I didn’t become different. I got impeached twice. I became worse,” Trump said.
“He became different. I understand it. I didn’t become different, I got impeached twice. I became worse” pic.twitter.com/AA9Ywb8lhg
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 11, 2021
The Making Of A Martyr
Trump set a new standard for Republicans to meet during a Fox Business interview on Sunday, when he exalted Ashli Babbitt as an “innocent, wonderful, incredible woman.”
- Full quote: “Who is the person that shot an innocent, wonderful, incredible woman, a military woman, right in the head? There is no repercussion — that were on the other side, it would be the biggest story in this country.”
- He also lied about the brewing volatility at his Jan. 6 rally that preceded the insurrection. They were “peaceful people” and there was “love in the air,” Trump claimed.
Republicans Give Manchin And Sinema Shiny Gold Stars
Several Republicans, including Freedom Caucus chair Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), were secretly recorded heaping praise on Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for bearhugging the filibuster, thereby providing Republicans the perfect roadblock for Democrats’ progressive agenda.
- Biggs admitted that the GOP would be “dead meat” without the filibuster. “Thank goodness for Sinema and Joe Manchin,” he said.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), last seen being ousted from CNN, was also in attendance at the meeting, where he not only thanked Sinema for upholding the filibuster, he also directly emphasized the need to block “the people’s will.”
- Full quote: “We have a bunch of people running around, particularly progressives, who all they want to talk about is, well, let the people’s will be done. No, no, no, no, we don’t want the people’s will to be done immediately.”
The video posted by The Undercurrent’s Lauren Windsor:
NEW: GOP lawmakers gleefully urge activists to call and thank Senators Manchin and Sinema for blocking Biden agenda pic.twitter.com/ohFQaxJNmZ
— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) July 9, 2021
A Betrayed Tucker Carlson
Fox News host Tucker Carlson is upset his network isn’t backing his claims that the Biden administration is spying on him, according to CNN.
- He insists he’s not mad, though. Don’t print that he’s mad. “I’m not mad at anyone at Fox,” the Fox News host told CNN. “If I was, I’d say so. I’m mad at you for lying relentlessly. What a loathsome person you are. Please print that.”
A Dem’s Town Hall Gets Violent When Trump Supporters Show Up To Heckle Her
Punches flew during Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA)’s town hall on Sunday, when a group of Trump supporters showed up to yell at her as she spoke, according to the Los Angeles Times.
- Porter said afterward that the disruption was planned based on her GOP opponent’s Instagram post urging supporters to “CONFRONT KATIE PORTER!” The opponent, Nick Taurus, participated in the scuffle, the Times reported.
Washington Post reporter Philip Bump noted Taurus’ bizarre campaign site:
— Philip Bump (@pbump) July 12, 2021
Bye Bye, Loser
The infamous statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia was finally removed on Saturday.
New York Meets D.C.
Eric Adams, the winner of the Democratic New York City mayoral primary and likely winner of the general election in November, will be meeting with Biden today.
- What they’ll discuss: Gun violence.
Trying To Stop COVID Is Bad, Actually
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R), whose state was an utter disaster during the pandemic, chastised her fellow Republican governors at CPAC who dared to do something to not let that happen to their own states.
- Tsk tsk! “We’ve got Republican governors across this country pretending they didn’t shut down their states; that they didn’t close their regions; that they didn’t mandate masks,” she said during her speech. “Now I’m not picking fights with Republican governors. All I’m saying is that we need leaders with grit. That their first instinct is the right instinct.”
Oh and people at CPAC actually cheered the idea of Americans not getting the vaccine:
Noting that the government is falling short of its Covid vaccine goals is an applause line at CPAC Dallas pic.twitter.com/og9Fw1MRAv
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 10, 2021
You’re Almost There, Buddy
Young people are enamored with "anti-racist" rhetoric because they think they are fighting racist systems in America. The TRUTH is they are fighting America itself and the very values the country was founded on.
— PragerU (@prageru) July 11, 2021
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