Are You Fucking Kidding Me

Image: Getty
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Wishing the good people of Alabama all the Diet Dr. Pepper in the world. You deserve it!

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Buckle up kiddos, because noted sexual predator Roy Moore announced he’s going to run for Senate again in 2020. [HuffPost]
Advertisement
  • Iran shot down a U.S. drone, which Donald Trump called “a very big mistake.” [Associated Press/Politico]
  • Nancy Pelosi had this to say about Joe Biden’s fond recollection of working with white supremacists while in the Senate: “I think that authenticity is the most important characteristic that candidates have to convey to the American people, and Joe Biden is authentic.” She brushed it off as “not central to what the election is about.”
Advertisement
  • Welp.
Advertisement
  • The Republican-controlled Senate has confirmed another extremist, homophobic, and transphobic judge to a seat on the federal courts. This time it’s Matthew Kacsmaryk, who will serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. [Vanity Fair]
  • The state of Illinois has been repeatedly breaking a consent decree that mandates its Department of Children and Family Services to place the children of Spanish-speaking parents in foster homes where that language is spoken, leading children to grow up without the ability to communicate with their birth parents. [ProPublica]
  • Following Elizabeth Warren’s lead, Bernie Sanders has now said that decriminalization of sex work is a policy that “should be considered.” [VICE]
  • Pete Buttigieg looks to be badly mishandling the killing of South Bend resident Eric Logan, who was shot and killed by a South Bend police officer last weekend. Logan’s family, according to reports, is “frustrated with Buttigieg’s inability to provide information and his lack of compassion.” “[He] ain’t done nothing. He ain’t recognize me as the mother of nothing. He didn’t say nothing to me,” said Logan’s mother, Shirley Newbill, after a brief meeting with Buttigieg. As Oliver Davis of the South Bend Common Council put it, “How’s he handling it? Well, he talked to the media before the family. He skipped the family vigil, full of black residents. And then he then gave a speech to the police. So, how do you think that went over?” [Washington Post]
Advertisement

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

Advertisement
Advertisement

This has been Barf Bag.

Share This Story

About the author

Esther Wang

Senior staff writer, Jezebel