By David Futrelle
Well, today was a another disgrace.
Thanks, Trump, for making it even more blindingly obvious where your loyalties lie. You too, GOP. You too, Fox News.
Here’s a song that seems more than usually relevant today.
And some tweets:
The real pee tape is Trump pissing in our faces.
(The other pee tape is real too.)
— David Futrelle (@DavidFutrelle) July 16, 2018
At this point I feel like Donald Trump could publicly admit to comitting treason, using the words "I comitted treason", and walk around with a big sign that says "I AM A TRAITOR", and the GOP would still be like "WE JUST DON'T KNOW DOOPTY DOO AH WELL MOVE ALONG BLOOPTY SHIT FUCK"
— Elizabeth M. (@_ElizabethMay) July 16, 2018
If Republicans don’t push back today, they never will.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) July 16, 2018
Hey look, it’s some treason with a side order of white supremacy (or maybe the other way around):
Tucker Carlson just said that Mexico is actually doing more to interfere with our elections than Russia because Mexico is trying to "pack our electorate."
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) July 16, 2018
Things Republicans could do instead of send sad tweets
1. Pass legislation to protect the Mueller investigation
2. Subpoena Trump's tax and business records to see what leverage Russia may have on him
3. Pass a tougher sanctions law that doesn't let Trump wriggle out of them
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) July 16, 2018
Or, you know, start immediate impeachment hearings.
A C-SPAN caller just thanked Russia for "interfering in our elections" pic.twitter.com/wyIBSGc3S0
— jordan (@JordanUhl) July 16, 2018
This will be the standard MAGA/Fox News line within a day.
And oh, there’s this too:
Mariia Butina, a Russian national, has been charged with acting as a surreptitious Russian agent and establishing a secret back channel with the GOP through the NRA.
More likely to come on this; no wonder GOP members of HPSCI refused our request to bring her and others in. https://t.co/UWhoxHz3lr
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 16, 2018
To be fair, the National Rifle Association never specified WHICH nation they were working on behalf of.
This pretty much sums up the day:
i turn 29 in like two months and ive never conspired with a single foreign country. damn these impossible standards
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) July 16, 2018