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“I mean, he can’t rein in his own people. We have the Mitt Romneys of the world and, you know, the Ben Sasses of the world. These are not good for the Republican Party.”
— Former President Trump said that Republicans need “stronger” and “better” leadership than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, The Hill reports.
“She’s looking at defining what a Western Democrat looks like. A Western populist Democrat that’s not owned by the unions or traditional Democratic constituencies (like) minorities and women. She’s not going to be so pigeonholed.”
— Ex-GOP strategist Chuck Coughlin, quoted by the Los Angeles Times, on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).
Pew Research: “While Democrats are more likely than Republicans to say Black, Hispanic and Asian people face discrimination, Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to say that there is a lot of discrimination against White people in society today. About a quarter of Republicans (26%) say that White people face a lot of discrimination; just 4% of Democrats say this.”
“Fast forward to January 2025. Donald Trump has been elected to a second term. The House and Senate are in Republican hands. In the Senate, the filibuster is gone, having been abolished by frustrated Democrats in 2021. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, back for a final term as majority leader at age 82, declares that he will not move to restore it. … Welcome to the apocalypse.”
“God, no. I’m not in support of legalizing one person until you’re in control of the border.”
— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) “introduced a bipartisan immigration bill 43 days ago. But if it came up on the Senate floor today, he wouldn’t support it,” Politico reports.
Earlier today, the House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution condemning the military coup in Myanmar and calling for the release of those detained — but 14 Republicans voted against the measure.
“The U.S. distributed the 100 millionth dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Friday, the White House COVID-19 response team confirmed,” Axios reports. “The achievement puts the Biden administration well ahead of schedule for its goal of distributing 100 million doses in the first 100 days in office, and emphasizes the extent to which the administration has aggressively ramped up vaccination efforts.”