The Week That Was

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2019 Trump easter

Our graphics team was busy this week focusing on supporting the democracy-boosting, dark money-busting For the People Act. And when not doing that, we were watching the trial of George Floyd’s killer or learning more sordid details about Matt Gaetz’s sexual activities or getting vaccinated. All that to say, instead of featuring graphics for the week that is drawing to a close, we have decided to revisit Easter 2019, Republican style.

Oh, and that’s no Easter Bunny behind that blackout circle… so now you understand why the child is crying.

On Tuesday, the New York Times revealed that Rep. Matt Gaetz was under investigation for a sexual relationship he had with a minor back in 2019. While Kevin McCarthy said that Gaetz will lose his committee assignments if the charges are proven true, Gaetz does have his defenders: Roger Stone and QAnon.
Sen. Ted Cruz began the week by leading his posse of 18 fellow travelers down to the southern border to display faux outrage over the so-called crisis. He ended the week with a Rickroll posted on Twitter and a spat with AOC.
On Thursday Sen. Mitch McConnell declared his intention to block President Biden’s infrastructure bill, vowing “I’m going to fight them [the Democrats] every step of the way.” Yawn.
Sen. Lindsey Graham extolled the need for an AR-style rifle for self defense and showed off his skills at a shooting range. “I want to put every United States Senator on the record as to where they stand on the Second Amendment,” he said. “I think the voters in 2022 need to understand this.” At long last, something upon which we agree with Lindsey!
We learn that former attorney general Bill Barr, whose Department of Justice initiated the investigation in to Gaetz’s sexual activities with a minor, actively avoided public interaction with the Florida congressmember after being briefed on the federal probe.
Mark Meadows, ex-White House chief of staff, accused Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx of putting out “revisionist” accounts of his former boss’s COVID response and cited “freedom” as a reason to oppose vaccine passports.
Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast provided the opportunity for MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to rant about Trump returning to the White House this summer.

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