Defending Present-Day Neanderthals in the Present

“Neanderthals are hunter-gatherers, they’re protectors of their family, they are resilient, they’re resourceful, they tend to their own. So, I think Joe Biden needs to rethink what he is saying.”

— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), on Fox Business, on President Joe Biden’s criticism of the governors of Texas and Mississippi. It’s not clear why she’s speaking in the present tense.

Tuberville Can’t Comment on Greene Because … Weather

“I haven’t even looked at what all she’s done. I’d have to hold back a statement on that. Travel in this weather it’s been a little rough looking at any news or whatever.”

— Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) said that he can’t comment on allegations against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) because bad weather has prevented him from reading the news, Business Insider reports. Note: Tuberville’s only qualifications to be the freshman senator from Alabama was that he coached football at Auburn University.