Biden Campaign’s Rapid Response to Trump’s VP Pick: Vance Will ‘Enable Trump’s Extreme Right Agenda’

“Vance will do what Mike Pence wouldn’t on January 6; bend over backwards to enable Trump and his extreme MAGA agenda, even if it means breaking the law and no matter the harm to the American people.”

Jen O’Malley Dillon, who chairs President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign, said in a statement released within minutes after Trump announced that Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, will be his running mate.

On Vance as Trump’s VP Pick

Remember why Trump chose Mike Pence in 2016. Trump needed to reassure Republicans who were on the fence about him and unify the party. Pence was supposed to rein Trump in and prevent him from making erratic and potentially dangerous decisions as president. Vance, on the other hand, is a staunch Trump loyalist, and no elected Republican is voicing concerns — at least publicly — about him. Trump’s pick underscores the unity Republicans feel at this particular moment. Trump just survived an assassination attempt, Democrats are in crisis over President Joe Biden’s ability to win and Trump is leading in most swing states.

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Too Little and Too Late, NYT Comes out against Trump

Mr. Trump has shown a character unworthy of the responsibilities of the presidency. He has demonstrated an utter lack of respect for the Constitution, the rule of law and the American people. Instead of a cogent vision for the country’s future, Mr. Trump is animated by a thirst for political power: to use the levers of government to advance his interests, satisfy his impulses and exact retribution against those who he thinks have wronged him.

He is, quite simply, unfit to lead.

– Excerpt from a too-little and too-late New York Times editorial assessing Trump’s unfitness to lead, after nearly two weeks of faulty and sometimes fabricated news coverage of the aftermath of the June 27 presidential debate.

Pelosi: ‘I Don’t Know What’s Happened to the New York Times That They Make up News’

“I never said he should reconsider his decision. The decision is the president’s. I don’t know what’s happened to The New York Times that they make up news. It isn’t true. I think the President is great. And there are some misrepresentations of what I have said.”

– House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi reacting to a Times story about her comments on Pres. Biden published under the misleading headline, “Pelosi Suggests That Biden Could Reconsider Decision to Stay in the Race.”

Ocasio-Cortez Files Impeachment Documents Against Justices Alito and Thomas

“Given the court’s demonstrated inability to preserve its own legitimate conduct, it is incumbent upon Congress to contain the threat this poses to our democracy and the hundreds of millions of Americans harmed by the crisis of corruption unfurling within the court. Congress has a legal, moral, and democratic obligation to impeach.”

— Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York introduced articles of impeachment against Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito on Wednesday, ramping up Democrats’ disapproval of the high court in the wake of ethics issues and a spate of major decisions at the close of its latest term.