Nebraska RNC Official Quits Over Party's Support for Roy Moore

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

  • Nebraska Republican National Committee official Joyce Simmons resigned on Monday in protest of her party’s financial support for an accused sexual predator. Pretty weird that more people haven’t done this! “I strongly disagree with the recent RNC financial support directed to the Alabama Republican Party for use in the Roy Moore race,” she said. “There is much I could say about this situation, but I will defer to this weekend’s comments by Senator Shelby.” [Lincoln Journal-Star]
  • France has awarded 13 US climate scientists with “Make Our Planet Great Again” grants. [Time]
  • Big Boy Goes to Moon Even Better This Time. [Politico]
  • The American Bar Association has deemed several of Trump’s horrifyingly terrible judicial nominees to be “not qualified”—which has resulted, of course, in Republicans attempting to delegitimize the American Bar Association. [Politico]
  • North Korea may be developing biological weapons. Don’t... worry... though... as I’ve said, everything’s fine! [Washington Post]
  • Learn about Ted Cruz’s Democratic opponent Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who was just endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters. [HuffPost]

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Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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zuludaddy (says Bravo Zulu)

Prediction: Moore tomorrow by 5-8%. DNC will fret and tut and nothing will change.

Republicans continue to show they are willing to throw shit onto the walls and furniture, and Democrats have the absolutely human sense of revulsion and desire to run away from that kind of behavior, thus ceding the floor - and all power - to the shit-gibbons.

I’m despairing...