Monday Evening Owls: GA Rep.-elect casts EC vote: ‘course of not designed for somebody who appears to be like like me’


Williams known as the assembly to order exactly at midday, opening with a vote to have Stacey Abrams preside. Abrams, who has gotten a variety of credit score over the previous six weeks for serving to Georgia go blue by way of her voting rights work, instructed her fellow electors that she had dreamed of this second, having “planted [her] flag and [her] ft right here in Georgia.”

She defined, “I go searching this room and I see individuals who haven’t solely planted their ft, however planted their goals right here in Georgia, people who’ve given their time and their expertise and their treasure to put money into the communities that they serve.” […]

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“We’re not the CIA, we aren’t the FBI, we aren’t the White Home, we aren’t the Protection Division. We’re the USA Congress we’ve our position. And we won’t hand over that position throughout a national-security disaster. The President already has his position and his authority to do what he must do. We do have a singular place, and our Structure calls for it. And for these of us who love America and contemplate ourselves good People, pro-People, waving the flag, we wish to protect that democracy, particularly in instances of disaster, and we wish to protect civil liberties, and we all know and perceive that it’s received to be balanced with public security. As a result of we’ve received to safe the nation, ensure that lives should not misplaced, and be certain that none of our actions create a spiral that might get uncontrolled.~~Rep. Barbara Lee, “Alone on the Hill” (2001)




At Every day Kos on this date in 2003—Saddam Captured: What’s Subsequent?

They dug him out of gap. 

It is one of the ignominious ends to a tyrant’s freedom, virtually as humiliating an finish to his reign as when the our bodies of Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci had been dangled from a pole within the Piazza Loreto in Milan, like deer carcasses being bled out in a looking camp.  Saddam’s performed, and the world is a greater place for it.

Clearly there can be celebrating by many in Iraq. However what’s subsequent? The U.S. officers have not indicated what can be performed with Saddam, however Ahmed Chalabi is already making declarations that Saddam will go on public trial earlier than the Iraqi individuals. Will there be a public trial? Will the U.S. select to maintain Saddam quiet?  

What about weapons of mass destruction? Now we have the man in custody, and he is most likely crushed and demoralized. Perhaps he’ll be like Milosevic and keep defiant, however the early photos do not present a person with the vitality to keep up resistance. So he could also be inclined to inform the reality about WMD. However is the reality what the Bush administration needs Saddam to inform?