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Jamie Raskin Mocks McCarthy: Karma From Jan. 6 Led To Your ‘Once-In-A-Century Humiliation’ Today

In what may well go down as one of the most humiliating days for any member of Congress in the history of the American republic, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) failed to win the 218 votes needed from the House Republican caucus that would have made him the next Speaker of the House.

According to NPR, McCarthy now holds a dubious honor.

Tuesday’s vote was the first time in a century that the election of a House speaker took multiple ballots to complete. The longest vote in U.S. history took place in 1855, lasting 133 rounds over two months, from December 1855 to February 1856.

McCarthy faces a Republican bloc of critics who want changes to the way the House operates. Although he’s given in to many of their demands, he remains short of the votes needed.

Instead of celebrating their return to the majority on the first day, McCarthy and other GOP leaders were sorting out how to respond to an open rebellion that showcased division and cast doubt on their ability to govern.

Right-wing members of the GOP caucus vowed Monday they would not budge and will never support McCarthy.

For his part, McCarthy suggested he would not withdraw his name from consideration, even though that might be the only way he can prevent further humiliation, telling reporters:

“They can go through whoever they want to go through, and they’ll come to the conclusion that they don’t, they can’t get there.”

But according to Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), the only person to blame for McCarthy’s predicament is McCarthy himself.

Raskin, who served on the January 6 House Select Committee, mocked McCarthy via Twitter, reminding him that the reason for his failure lies with the person he sees whenever he looks in the mirror.

“This once-in-a-century humiliation of a party’s nominee for Speaker is chickens coming home to roost for McCarthy, who whitewashed right-wing insurrectionism on the House floor. Nobody’s getting killed now, but the House GOP now sleeps in the bed they made with Trump and Bannon.”

Exactly. Perfectly stated. Thank you, Congressman Raskin, for saying what we were all thinking.

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Karma: Lauren Boebert’s Shooters Grill Is Being Replaced By A Mexican Restaurant

You may recall that back in July Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was forced to close her gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado after her landlord refused to renew her lease.

At the time, Colorado Pols reported:

As readers know, Shooter’s Grill lost hundreds of thousands of dollars during its few years of operation according to tax filings, and the eatery never lived down the 2017 incident in which Boebert’s food truck sickened dozens of spectators at a local rodeo. Quality food and service was never the draw of Shooter’s Grill, of course, bringing in customers (at least once for the novelty) with their armed and generally young female wait staff.

Boebert reportedly waited until after the June 28th primary to make the decision about closing Shooter’s Grill after the building’s landlord signaled his intention to cancel Boebert’s lease at the end of August. With Boebert’s Republican primary opponent dispatched, Boebert’s cash flow from her newfound fame looks secure enough to dispense with the dirty work of running a small-town greasy spoon–management of which Boebert had reportedly already farmed out to political supporters.

Join the good citizens of Rifle in wishing Shooter’s Grill a fond covfefe.

But in what can truly be called a Christmas miracle (mixed with a wonderful dose of karma) we now learn that the old Shooters Grill is being replaced by a Mexican restaurant, which is so rich with irony that it will no doubt be lost on the GED queen, who probably thinks irony is something you do to wrinkled clothes.

How sweet is that?! Boebert is being replaced by a Mexican, which is so perfect that if you wrote as fiction an editor would probably tell you there’s no way anyone would believe it.

But we have to believe the truth, unlike the Trump/MAGA faithful, who remain convinced the 2020 election was stolen from the worst president in American history.

The truth will set you free, and it will also inspire some truly wonderful tweets mocking Lauren and celebrating her replacement.


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Trump Forced To Cancel Planned Rally – Has To Testify Under Oath In New York Instead

Since he left office in disgrace, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump has been trying to recreate his time in office by holding political rallies across the country where he whines about being cheated out of a second term and how badly he’s been treated by everyone and everything.

The loser ex-president was planning another of his “Loser’s Tour” events in Greensboro, North Carolina on Friday, July 15, but it turns out he won’t be able to attend and had to cancel the planned event because he has to appear in New York and testify under oath.

The rally, according to the Raleigh News & Observer, featured what can best be called a rouge’s gallery of right-wing douchebags and sycophants who remain loyal to the Donald:

“The American Freedom Tour had announced in May appearances in Greensboro by Trump, Trump Jr., television news personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, former New York state judge Jeanine Pirro, Pinal County (Arizona) Sheriff Mark Lamb and political commentator Dinesh D’Souza.”

July 15 will be the day that Trump and members of his family are finally forced to give testimony in a civil case brought against them and the Trump Organization by New York Attorney General Letitia James, Vox reports:

The former president and his children are slated to appear for testimony starting July 15 until the next week, unless a New York appeals court intervenes, according to the court documents.

New York Attorney General Letitia James said earlier this year that her office’s investigation found that the Trump Organization allegedly used “fraudulent and misleading asset valuations to obtain economic benefits.”

The former president is also expected to be one of the main areas of focus for the January 6 committee tomorrow. Specifically, the panel will lay out how Trump allegedly coordinated with domestic terrorist groups and congressional Republicans to try and overturn the results of the 2020 election.

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Jim Jordan Calls Cassidy Hutchinson’s Testimony ‘Hearsay’ – Gets Reminded Of His College Sex Scandal

Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan is such a clueless fool, and he proved it today when he sent out a tweet suggesting that former Trump administration aide Cassidy Hutchinson had provided nothing more than “hearsay” when she testified before the January 6 House Select Committee earlier this afternoon.

Using the Twitter account of the House Judiciary GOP (which Jordan’s office controls), the congressman posted:

“It’s literally all hearsay evidence. What a joke.”

That led former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti to give Jordan a lesson in the law, which he so clearly needs:

And then Ken White, a partner at Brown, White & Osborn, who tweets under the handle of “Popehat,” shredded Jordan by bringing up the sexual assault scandal he was part of while an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University.

“So if a player comes up to you and says ‘hey coach I went to the team doctor for a bloody nose and he grabbed my genitals instead,’ that’s not hearsay because he’s not repeating an out-of-court statement, it’s something that person perceived.”

“But if people came to you and said ‘hey coach a bunch of people are complaining that the team doctor is perving on them in the showers and doing gratuitous genital exams,’ that would be hearsay, because they’re talking about other people’s statements.”

“Now, say you were being sued for something — say, some sort of grotesque dereliction of duty for failing to report or stop the serial sexual abuse of people under your care — and a witness said ‘I told coach about it and he said ‘I have nothing to do with this.” That’s not hearsay either, because in that case you’re a party opponent and a statement of a party opponent is not hearsay. Just like first-hand witness testimony about what Trump said would be a statement of a party opponent in, say, a prosecution of Trump.”

As a finishing touch, Jones also noted that he thinks Trump is facing prosecution:

Jim Jordan just loves owning himself, doesn’t he?


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Boebert Facing Eviction From Her Colorado Gun-Themed Restaurant

Even if she does manage to win a second term in Congress, it appears that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) won’t be able to forestall the closing of her restaurant, Shooters Grill, which is facing eviction at the end of August, though it could also be much sooner than that.

The Daily Beast reports:

Boebert told The Daily Beast that she and her husband, Jayson Boebert, had been surprised to receive the notice last week announcing that their lease would not be renewed. The building’s ownership changed hands last month, she said, and now Shooters would either have to find new digs or shut down for good.

But the day after that notice arrived, an anti-Boebert political group somehow got word that the timeline was even tighter than that—two weeks, the group said, putting the possible ouster just days before Republicans hit the polls for primary day.

Her employees hadn’t heard that yet, so Boebert scrambled to quash that rumor, which she characterized to The Daily Beast as rank misinformation. Still, the truth stood: The restaurant she and her husband founded eight years ago was on the brink of closing.

Shooters Grill is an essential part of the “success” story Boebert has sold to voters, asserting that she rose from nothing and managed to become a successful business owner with hard work and a belief in the American dream.

The facts, however, suggest that Boebert’s definition of success isn’t exactly in line with reality.

A recent report from Mother Jones revealed that Shooters is already on the verge of collapsing financially:

Employees tell me they believed that Boebert’s husband, who works as a consultant in the oil and gas industry, was keeping the company afloat. “There were times when we were waiting for him to get his check, so that way she could get us our check,” one former employee says. According to Boyington, “He’s the one who paid the rent, all the bills, everything.”

And yet Boebert insists the restaurant is doing fine financially:

“Does a restaurant ever turn a profit? No, we’re doing fine. We’re not in the red, we’re—we’re in the black, so it’s a lot better than last year.”

As with nearly everything Boebert says, it’s almost impossible to separate the truth from the mountain of bullshit that surrounds it.