Sunday, March 7, 2021

Election 2020: Almost Not Worth the Effort

This collection that is. As to the other, make your own judgement. At WaEx, Trump defense officials should testify on slow Capitol riot response, Michigan Democrat says

Two of Donald Trump's Pentagon leaders should be hauled before Congress to explain why they were slow to deploy National Guard forces as the U.S. Capitol was being overrun by the former president's supporters, says a Democratic senator.

A Senate hearing this week drew heightened attention for revealing new details about the Defense Department's failure to respond quickly to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, but absent among witnesses were two key Trump DOD officials at the center of the response.

Now, Michigan Sen. Gary Peters is calling for former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller and former Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy to testify.

“I certainly think we need to hear from them. There's no question,” Peters told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday night. “They were central in the discussion yesterday in the hearing.”

I don't have a problem with this, as long as it's not being done out of spite. If you take one of the "big" jobs, you can expect to be asked about it even after you leave. Now do Benghazi.

Politico, Capitol riot shaman's TV interview irks judge "Defense lawyer used attorney privileges to put client on streaming edition of "60 Minutes."" Freedom of speech. If he thinks it helps his case, he should be allowed to. I doubt it does, but that's his problem.

Politico has a  Scoop: Trump sends legal notice to GOP to stop using his name, but it's picked up by Althouse, "Lawyers for former President DONALD TRUMP sent out cease-and-desist letters Friday to the three largest fundraising entities for the Republican Party... for using his name and likeness..." and Sundance at CTH, President Trump Tells RNC, NRCC and NRSC Not to Use His Name, Then Announces New Set of MAGA Endorsements. I can see how Trump could be irritated by a bunch of anti-Trumpers in the RINO wing using his face and name to fund raise. Then followed by Da Caller with Trump Unleashes Flurry Of Endorsements For Politicians Across The Country. As is his right. 

Christopher Barron at The Political Insider, When It Comes To 2024: Rest Assured, The America First Bench Is Deep

Also from Da Caller, Sen. John Thune Brushes Off Criticism From Trump: ‘If Getting Primaried Is The Price’ For Speaking Truth, ‘Then So Be It’

“Even though you didn’t even vote [inaudible] the impeachment trial in the Senate, and did not vote to convict the president, the very fact that you disputed the president’s claims of election fraud inspired his wrath when he said of you that your political career is over, and thought it would be a good idea for you to be primaried and challenged,” Cavuto began. “What did you think of all that and what is your relationship with the former president now?”

“It’s a free country, Neil, and he’s an individual that has a big following out there, obviously, politically, and continues to be a major force in the politics of our country. But, you know, I will do what I have to do in South Dakota. If getting primaried is the price for standing up, and speaking the truth, and standing up for the rule of law and the Constitution, then so be it,” Thune responded.

He went on to say the “main thing” going into the 2022 midterm elections is that Trump and Republicans in Congress “are going to be united” in working to win majorities in the House and Senate. He added that, in his view, the country is “heading into a left ditch” because “the Democratic Party is controlled by the Bernie Sanders wing of the party.”

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