Liveblog - In Case You Missed It: May 20, 2022

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Congress:

KEY FACTS

The bill, titled the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, passed the House in a 217-207 vote, with every Republican and four Democrats voting nay.

Democratic Reps. Stephanie Murphy (Fla.), Lizzie Fletcher (Texas), Kathleen Rice (N.Y.) and Jared Golden (Maine) voted no.

The legislation would give President Joe Biden the power to make it illegal for gasoline to be sold at “unconscionably excessive” prices, and would let the Federal Trade Commission seek penalties if evidence pointed to an unfair uptick in gas prices.

Elections/Voting/Campaigning:

Herschel Walker says he wants total ban on abortion: ‘There’s no exception in my mind’

Georgia Senate candidate and former football star Herschel Walker said Wednesday he supports abortion bans without any exceptions for rape, incest or the health of the mother. 

“There’s no exception in my mind,” Walker told reporters after a campaign speech. “Like I say, I believe in life. I believe in life.”

Reached for comment, Walker’s campaign told The Hill he “is pro-life and will not apologize for that.”

The Worst People in the World:

State News:

Courtesy of our own Snake Kornacki, minus the dorky pants:

Plot to Blow Up Democratic Headquarters Exposed California Extremists Hiding in Plain Sight

The day after Thanksgiving, the chatter kindled a plan. Text messages contained in court records show the two men agreed to burn down the headquarters of the California Democratic Party in Sacramento, a building diagonal to the California Highway Patrol office tasked with protecting state lawmakers and daily visitors to the Capitol. Also nearby: a youth center, a gym and a popular bookstore.

Rogers: sent link to the address of the California Democratic Party office…
Copeland: Right next to CHP
Copeland: gotta be cautious
Rogers: Only takes 3 minutes
Rogers: Take a brick break a window pour gas in and light

The two men texted that they hoped hitting that particular target would send a message and ignite a movement. They viewed themselves as action-film heroes, referencing “The Expendables,” a popular movie franchise.

Rogers: Scare the whole country
Rogers: Can you imagine cnn covering this haha !
Rogers: I’ll leave a envelope with our demands and intentions
Rogers: Basically saying we declare war on the Democratic Party and all traitors to the republic.
Copeland: That’s some expendables stuff.
Rogers: We need to send a message
Copeland: Yep I agree
Rogers: Start a movement

On Jan. 8, 2021, the two acknowledged they might die carrying out their plan. Rogers asked Copeland if he was ready to leave his wife.

Rogers: What I’m talking about we probably will die unfortunately
Copeland: She was crying yesterday and said to me “please don’t leave me I don’t know what to do without you” she was rubbing my back while I was watching…
Copeland: She knows how i run and she knows I will put myself in harms way for what I believe in

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