Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
I think I’ve started typing the phrase “accused of sexual harassment” in my sleep.
Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:
- A new poll from Quinnipiac found that 70% of Americans believe that Donald Trump should be investigated for the sexual harassment and assault allegations leveled against him. [Axios]
- Bernie Sanders says Trump should resign because of those allegations. [USA Today]
- Roy Moore’s spokesperson described his opponent as “Abortion Jones.” [Talking Points Memo]
- Let’s hear from Senator Tom Cotton who said that neither Roy Moore nor Trump should be subjected to “trial by newspaper” on sexual misconduct allegations. [Associated Press]
- Stephanie Kemplin, a woman who accused Al Franken of sexually harassing her in 2003, was not impressed by Franken’s resignation speech. [Talking Points Memo]
- Looks like the government won’t shut down after all, at least through December 22. [Associated Press]
- Representative John Lewis will not speak at this weekend’s opening of Mississippi’s civil rights museum after the state’s Republican governor invited Donald Trump to speak. “President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum,” Lewis said in a joint statement with Representative Bennie Thompson. “President Trump’s disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football League players disrespect the efforts of Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Robert Clark, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and countless others who have given their all for Mississippi to be a better place.” [Associated Press]
- FBI Director Christopher Wray responded to Trump’s charge that the bureau was in “tatters.” [The Hill]
- Mike Pence is “unwelcome in Palestine.” [Reuters]
- Let’s all take a moment and catch up on the domestic saga of Rand Paul and his neighbor. [Washington Post]
- And another to watch Jeff Sessions get testy with interns. [ABC News]
- And one more moment to watch Corey Lewandowski refer to himself in the third person. [CNN]
- Now let’s take a nap. [Just some personal advice from me to you]