Vivek Ramaswamy is a smarmy little sap.
He’s got a smirky face you just want to slap.
But performing as “Da Vek” he
Went and pissed off Slim Shady —
And Eminem said cease and desist hustling my rap.
“Our job is not to take orders from the president, from Congress, or from anyone else, about who or what to criminally investigate. I am not the president’s lawyer. I will add I am not Congress’s prosecutor. The Justice Department works for the American people.We will not be intimidated. We will do our jobs free from outside influence. And we will not back down from defending our democracy.”
— Attorney General Merrick Garland, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee/Inquisition.
“We always get the blame. Name one time that we’ve shut the government down and we haven’t got the blame.”
— Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), a senior appropriator, told Katherine Tully-McManus and Adam Cancryn of Politico.
“Mmmkay! And I’m 110lbs and a virgin ?! I’m not a scale or a doctor but I have spent some time beneath 215lb men and Tiny was not one of them.”
— Stormy Daniels, referring to Donald Trump’s claim at his arrest last week that he weighs just 215 pounds.
“I did see it on television. Handsome guy.”
— President Biden, commenting on Donald Trump’s mug shot.
“Didn’t hurt himself. Didn’t really help himself either. It says something that no one felt the need to attack him.”
– Sarah Longwell, a Republican strategist and founder of the anti-Trump Republican Accountability Project, discussing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s mediocre performance during the first GOP presidential debate
“Almost 42 million Americans – over one-eighth of the US population – are estimated to have lived within one mile of a mass shooting since 2014,” CNN reports.
“Donald Trump has turned his Georgia mugshot into a record-breaking fundraising haul,” Politico reports. “The former president has raised $7.1 million since he was booked at an Atlanta jail Thursday evening… On Friday alone, Trump raised $4.18 million, making it the single-highest 24-hour period of his campaign to date.”
The Florida Legislature (which last year passed a “Constitutional Carry” gun law) is spending millions of dollars beefing up security at the Capitol Complex with expensive bulletproof windows while also making it easier for people to carry weapons into those state buildings. The Legislature approved a $61.6 million window replacement project as part of a larger renovation of the Capitol, reports the Orlando Sentinel.