Sen. Leahy ripped up the Judiciary Committee rules in protest

Some might denigrate what Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) did today as political theater, but they’d be wrong. He ripped up the Judiciary Committee rules during his statement. It was a visual representation, a literal Graham of what Republicans in Congress have done with long-standing rules, standards of law-making, and the Constitution itself.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) decided his ego needed some Trump-stroking, so he broke multiple Judiciary Committee Rules to bring a bill to the floor that was destined to die in the House of Representatives anyhow. THAT is political theater, and of the absolute worst kind. Designed to inflict cruelty and trauma on the most vulnerable in our society, for the sole purpose of solidifying one’s place as first in line to lick the Racist-In-Chief’s boots.


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