To nobody’s surprise, the U.S. House voted Thursday to strip Georgia Rep . Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments due to her endorsement of radical conspiracy theories and violence against Democratic politicians.
And predictably, Reps. Don Bacon (Q-NE2, Jeff Fortenberry (Q-NE1), and Adrian Smith (Q-NE3) failed to lead, voted against the measure and endorsed the GOP embrace of QAnon.
As Esquire’s Charles Pierce put it:
This installment in “our exciting new action series, The Insane Clown Party, begins with rookie Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who represents the 14th Congressional District of Georgia in both the House of Representatives and in the Council of Elders on the Planet Zontar.
Put plainly, the House hasn’t seen a crackpot like her since John Randolph, and Randolph a) may never have achieved puberty; b) drank heavily and indulged in opium; c) had a feud with a House colleague that ended up with them throwing crockery at each other and, later, had Randolph beating his fellow congressman over the head with a cane; d) fought a duel with Henry Clay, and e) accused practically everyone he ever met of stealing his money. To me, he’s still the leader in the clubhouse for nuttiest congresscritter, but I have faith in MTG, as she is now called by her many admirers. She’s off to a whopping good start.
The NDP has designed a series of graphics in honor of past and present elected officials for Black History Month.
Check out our slate of great Democratic Candidates for the 2021 city elections in Lincoln and Omaha!
And see important voting information and dates at the NDP Voting Center.
Black Caucus Chair Precious McKesson, who is the NDP’s finance director, will participate in a forum at 9 a.m. CT on Feb. 11 called “Black Women Lead Voices of Political Change” by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority‘s Midwestern Region joint 2021 AKA Day at the Capitol.
You can watch it here.
The Republicans have launched an attack on our voting process in Nebraska at the Legislature.
As reported by the Omaha World-Herald, state Sen. Julie Slama has introduced bills requiring voters to show ID in order to cast a ballot and another measure to change the way Nebraska allocates its five Electoral College votes — which helped President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris win the White House
“The GOP has tried to pass similar legislation for years, and we — led by our strong Democratic lawmakers and former Independent Sen. Ernie Chambers — have been able to reject those efforts,” said NDP Chair Jane Kleeb. “We plan to do it again.”
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We leave you this week with a rendering by Bill Bramhall contrasting Russian political activist Aleksei Navalny with the GOP.
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Feb. 9: Welcome to the Party call
Feb. 11: Donors and Grassroots Volunteer Briefing (Congressional District 2)
Feb. 15: Donors and Grassroots Volunteer Briefing (Congressional District 1)
March 3: Donors and Grassroots Volunteer Briefing (Congressional District 3, Central & Eastern Nebraska)
March 6: State Central Committee phone meeting
March 8: Donors and Grassroots Volunteer Briefing March 8 (Congressional District 3, Western Nebraska)
March 26: Last day to request a mail-in ballot for the Lincoln and Omaha city primary elections.
April 6: Lincoln and Omaha primary elections
April 23: Last day to request an early ballot by mail for the City of Lincoln general election
April 30: Last day to request an early ballot for the City of Omaha general election
May 4: Lincoln General Election
May 11: Omaha General Election