Oof, right in the ribs his neighbor broke. https://t.co/EsKUOHmZNe
— Mig Greengard (@chessninja) June 4, 2020
The Senate is at an impasse over a widely backed bill to designate lynching as a federal hate crime. Raw feelings were evident as Sen. Rand Paul — who is single-handedly holding up the bill — sought changes as a condition of allowing it to pass. https://t.co/ZSGBeUHkuD
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 5, 2020
Rand Paul always figures out a way to asshole his way into an insane news cycle.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) June 4, 2020
Senator Aqua Buddha's gift for seizing upon even the slightest chance at being a colossal public dick is positively otherworldly. https://t.co/RdimPAA6xS
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) June 4, 2020
… (It’s worth noting that Aqua Buddha’s standard for what constitutes “lynching” is taken almost word-for-word from the Bush Administration’s standard for what constitutes “torture,” and we all know how well that standard worked out.)
This, of course, is precisely the right moment in time to block an anti-lynching bill, given what happened in Minneapolis and subsequent events. And, of course, the Congress has been trying and failing to get its act together on an anti-lynching bill for only over a century. How freaking hard can this be in 2020? Don’t answer that.
"Minimum government, maximum freedom! Taxation is theft! Legalize everything! Don't tread on me! Murdering black folks is whatever."
— Peter Wolf (@peterawolf) June 4, 2020
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) June 5, 2020