That we still need a federal anti-lynching law in 2022 is appalling.
Passes after 200 failed attempts...
First, I’m amazed that the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Bill made it through Congress and was signed into law yesterday by President Biden. It only took 120 years and 200 failed attempts. Thanks to our Congressman Bobby Rush for championing the bill and to VP Kamala Harris for sponsoring it.
I suppose those same Republicans who’ve been blocking the passage of a badly-needed voting-rights bill, were too embarrassed to vote NO this time around (except for 3 of them: Andrew S. Clyde (Ga.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), and Chip Roy (Tex.) ) who apparently aren’t capable of feeling shame.
Secondly, I am left with deep feelings of anger and dismay over the realization that in the year 2022, this country, which claims leadership of the New World Order, still needs a new federal law against lynching.
Heather Cox Richardson tells us exactly why CBS News just hired Trump's co-conspirator on the Ukrainian arms deal, Mick Mulvaney as an on-air talking head. They’re banking on a MAGA victory in the midterm elections and need Mulvaney to guarantee access to the Trumpies.
In her first official appearance Tuesday morning to discuss President Joe Biden's budget proposal, host Anne-Marie Green introduced Mulvaney as "former director of the Office of Management and Budget" and said, "Very happy to have you." here… You are the guy to ask about this.”
CBS News co-chair Neeraj Khemlani suggested that Mulvaney had been hired to secure access to Republican lawmakers. "If you look at some of the people that we've been hiring as a contributor, being able to make sure we have access to both sides of the aisle is a priority because we know the Republicans will take over, most likely in the midterms," Khemlani told the staff. "
Read Heather’s entire excellent post here.
Did he or didn’t he?
TRUMP ‘LIKELY’ COMMITTED A CRIME — Al Jazeera
TRUMP ‘MAY HAVE’ COMMITTED A CRIME — St. Louis Post Dispatch
TRUMP ‘MOST LIKELY’ COMMITTED A CRIME — New York Times
TRUMP ‘MORE LIKELY THAN NOT’ COMMITTED A CRIME — Washington Post
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it's a show— still i guess it may show a trend, though lynching won't stop as long as the hateful racist system persists.