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Highlights from Thursday’s Hearing:
President Biden/Biden Administration:
Tammy Baldwin, who is gay, confronted Marco Rubio about calling same-sex marriage vote a ‘stupid waste of time’
As he was walking on an elevator on Wednesday, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida told CNN that a vote on a bill to codify same-sex marriage was a “stupid waste of time.”
But when he said that, there was another senator on the elevator who heard him: Sen. Tammy Baldwin, the Wisconsin Democrat who is also the first known gay politician elected to the US Senate.
“You probably would have loved to be on the elevator to see the exchange after,” Baldwin told CNN on Thursday, adding: “of course I did” speak to him about the remark.
“I said that, ‘The recent Supreme Court decision eroded a constitutional right to privacy. There’s a whole bunch of cases that have been decided based on a constitutional right to privacy that are in jeopardy,’ which he disagrees with. And anyways, I said we’ll be talking some more,” she said.
Congressman Lee Zeldin was attacked at a campaign event in Perinton Thursday night. Zeldin is the Republican candidate for governor in New York State.
Witnesses say Zeldin was giving a speech about bail reform at the VFW on Macedon Center Road when a man — reportedly an Iraw War veteran under the influence of alcohol — stumbled through the crowd. He then proceeded to climb on the stage and pulled out a knife.
The man attempted to lunge at Zeldin, until AMVETS National Director Joe Chenelly tackle and restrained him, along with the assistance of other bystanders at the scene.
January 6, Updates:
The Worst People in the World:
For the Purveyors of Fake News and Lies:
“Donald Trump authorized up to 20,000 National Guard troops to protect the Capitol” before Jan. 6, 2021, but was “rejected” by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
Arrest warrant issued for Tina Peters after the Mesa County clerk allegedly violates protection order
A radical plan for Trump’s second term
Former President Trump’s top allies are preparing to radically reshape the federal government if he is re-elected, purging potentially thousands of civil servants and filling career posts with loyalists to him and his “America First” ideology, people involved in the discussions tell Axios.
TFG’s Latest Meltdown:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom goes after Abbott in Texas on guns and abortion
After buying airtime in Florida to knock Gov. Ron DeSantis, a move that sparked speculation:
When Fascism Comes to America…
South Carolina bill outlaws websites that tell how to get an abortion
The bill aims to block more than abortion: Provisions would outlaw providing information over the internet or phone about how to obtain an abortion. It would also make it illegal to host a website or “[provide] an internet service” with information that is “reasonably likely to be used for an abortion” and directed at pregnant people in the state.