I have 3 news bites for you today, because that’s all I can stand. Two of the stories were mentioned in my post yesterday, but there have been some updates.
Brevity is the soul of wit, so I’ll try to keep this witty, like a quick colonoscopy.
1. *Update on news regarding Trump’s attempts to lift Russian Oligarch, Oleg Deripaska’s sanctions.
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s bill, to stop Trump from lifting sanctionspassed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives with a 362 to 53 vote.
However, the Senate failed to reach the 60 votes needed to maintain sanctions against Deripaska. Schumer needed to sway 13 GOP Senators in order to maintain the sanctions.
Only 11 maintained the stance they had in April 2017: GOP Sens. John Boozman (Ark.), Susan Collins (Maine), Tom Cotton (Ark.), Steve Daines (Mont.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Josh Hawley (Mo.), John Kennedy (La.), Martha McSally (Ariz.), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ben Sasse (Neb.) voted to end debate on the resolution and advance it to a final vote.
Here is a list of those Senators who want to forgive the Russians for their cyber war against us:
The final senate vote was 57- 42, so the bill to eliminate sanctions did not pass in the senate. Notably absent from the list is traitor Mitt Romney who was among the no votes. Romney… is not worth another sentence.
Some others who wanted Russian mobster Deripaska’s sanctions lifted:
Why is congress voting, during a government shutdown, to follow through with what was a done deal? Sanctions were imposed in a voted in April of 2017, with almost every member of congress agreeing.
Congress is voting now because Trump thought no one would notice, due to his government shut down, he quietly moved to lift sanctions. It’s likely he had no choice as per his blackmail agreement with Putin.
You might remember Mike Flynn telling Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak not to worry about those sanctions President Obama’s imposed prior to Trump’s inauguration in retaliation for Russian interference in our 2016 presidential election. Will Deripaska, client of Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, money laundering Russian mobster, friend-o-Putin, who played a large part in putting Trump at the Hell…m of our government, be sanctioned for his role in sabotaging our 2016 election, taking away our constitutional right to choose our government leaders, installing a Russian asshat in the White House?
Did I mention the GOP Senate is under Russia’s control?
What happens now that the House voted overwhelmingly to maintain sanctions, but the Senate voted to withdraw sanctions?
Hell if I know. Anyone?
2. The Senate voted to end the government shut down! That’s great news! But the government remains closed because…
Mitch McConnell’s shell can not be located. He’s hiding. Yes, Mitch McConnell is hiding in order to keep the government closed.
3. Donald Trump has ordered the return of dozens of employees in order to reopen offshore drilling despite the government shutdown. He’s bringing back dozens of employees to reopen offshore drilling during a government shutdown. He’s reopening offshore drilling during the government shutdown… offshore drilling…
Trump has financial interests in oil, the environment… not so much.
Hypocrisy has not shutdown.