Pennsylvania Republicans Gone Wild (Against Democracy)

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Is it just me, or have we had to think about Trump Younger and Trump Senior’s sex lives way, way too much this week?

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

  • The Pennsylvania Republican Party, having exhausted all legitimate avenues of protest against the redrawing of their heavily gerrymandered congressional map, have now opted to impeach the Democratic state Supreme Court justices who made the decision, citing “misbehavior in office.” That’s, uh, insane! “This is an unprecedented and undemocratic attempt to retaliate against the judicial branch,” Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement. [TPM]
  • As it turns out, Andrew McCabe, whom Attorney General Jeff Sessions just fired and stripped of his pension for “lack of candor,” oversaw a now-shuttered criminal investigation into whether Sessions committed perjury while during his confirmation hearing. [ABC]
  • Trump congratulated Putin on his election “win” despite being given briefing materials that read “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” in all-caps. [Washington Post]
  • Kellyanne for communications director? Please no? [The Atlantic]
  • Joe Biden is really having trouble resisting Trump’s bullshit hyper-masculine rhetoric, huh? [CBS News]
  • This just in: Candy Carson is The Deep State. [The Daily Beast]

Here are some tweets the President was allowed to publish:


This has been Barf Bag.

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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It’s cute how he accuses Obama of being the most corrupt, awful politician and human to ever have existed... except when he does something that Obama did (that maybe wasn’t the best idea), in which case it’s fine because Obama did it too.

Also, Obama congratulated Putin before Putin did shit like invade Crimea and meddle in our elections, to say nothing of disappearing his political opposition. So, you know, differences.