Weekend Report: What's going on?
Trump remains on Colorado ballot, but judge confirms he engaged in insurrection. Musk and right-wing thugs ramp up antisemitism. White House demands GOP withdraw subpoenas, end impeachment probe.
Another attempt at using the 14th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from the ballot has failed. But like other rulings, the judge’s decision is narrow—indeed, she agreed that Trump engaged in an insurrection—and advocates for removing Trump believe they’re on solid ground for appeal.
Antisemitism from right-wing leaders, many of them online, has reached a fevered pitch. And after X, formerly known as Twitter, allowed vile posts to proliferate—and then Elon Musk himself promoted an antisemitic conspiracy theory—advertisers fled. But will this stop the hate?
And the White House is enraging Republicans—who were perfectly fine with Donald Trump’s administration not complying with investigations and subpoenas—by telling the GOP it will not cooperate with its impeachment inquiry, including subpoenas, because no formal vote has been taken to actually open an inquiry. Which is exactly what the White House should be doing. James Comer, chair of the Intelligence Committee, also is concerned the new house speaker isn’t so high on the impeachment—which could be why he had a meltdown this week.
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