“Jordan Klepper vs. Trump Supporters: The Complete Collection,” The Daily Social Distancing Show, Dec. 25, 2020
“Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses,” NBC News, Feb. 28, 2017
“Addressing NRA in Houston, Donald Trump rejects gun regulations and calls for school safety overhaul,” Texas Tribune, May 27, 2022
Presidential Election 2020
“Top Republican fundraiser and Trump ally named postmaster general, giving president new influence over Postal Service,” Washington Post, May 6, 2020: Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.), chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees the Postal Service, denounced the move as a reward by Trump to a “partisan donor.” “The Postal Service is in crisis and needs real leadership and someone with knowledge of the issues,” Connolly said. “This crony doesn’t cut it.
“Postal Service memos detail ‘difficult’ changes, including slower mail delivery,” July 14, 2020: Analysts say the memos recast the USPS as a business rather than a government service.
“Trump opposes election aid for states and Postal Service bailout, threatening Nov. 3 vote,” Washington Post, Aug. 13, 2020: President Trump on Thursday said he opposes both election aid for states and an emergency bailout for the U.S. Postal Service because he wants to restrict how many Americans can vote by mail, putting at risk the nation’s ability to administer the Nov. 3 elections.
“Postal Service will prioritize ballots over other mail, postmaster general testifies,” Washington Post, Aug. 21, 2020: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers Friday that ensuring the safe and timely delivery of election mail was his “sacred duty,” disputing accusations his controversial cost-cutting agenda was politically motivated even as he reiterated his intention to execute it after the November election.
“Newly revealed USPS documents show an agency struggling to manage Trump, Amazon and the pandemic,” Washington Post, Sept. 17, 2020: Nearly 10,000 pages of emails, memos and other private documents offered new details about the agency’s struggles and the pro-Trump figures to whom it turned for advice.
“Trump And His Allies Have Lost Nearly 60 Election Fights In Court (And Counting),” Buzzfeed, Nov. 14, 2020: The campaign’s latest legal failures come as the Electoral College votes to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s win on Monday, Nov. 16.
“‘The last wall’: How dozens of judges across the political spectrum rejected Trump’s efforts to overturn the election,” The Washington Post, Dec. 12, 2020: In a remarkable show of near-unanimity across the nation’s judiciary, at least 86 judges — ranging from jurists serving at the lowest levels of state court systems to members of the United States Supreme Court — rejected at least one post-election lawsuit filed by Trump or his supporters, a Washington Post review of court filings found. The string of losses was punctuated Friday, Dec. 11, by the brief and blunt order of the Supreme Court, which dismissed an attempt by the state of Texas to thwart the electoral votes of four states that went for President-elect Joe Biden.
“Supreme Court dismisses bid led by Texas attorney general to overturn the presidential election results, blocking Trump’s legal path to a reversal of his loss,” Washington Post, Dec. 11, 2021: The Supreme Court on Friday, Dec. 11, dismissed a long-shot bid by President Trump and the state of Texas to overturn the results in four states won by Democrat Joe Biden, blocking the president’s legal path to reverse his reelection loss. The court’s unsigned order was short, and it denied Texas’s request to sue Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin over how they conducted their elections. Texas has not shown it has a legal interest “in the manner in which another state conducts its elections,” the order said. It dismissed all pending motions about the case.
“The 147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results,” The New York Times, Jan., 7, 2021: When a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, they forced an emergency recess in the Congressional proceedings to officially certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. The disruption came shortly after some Republican lawmakers made the first of a planned series of highly unusual objections, based on spurious allegations of widespread voter fraud, to states’ election results.
“READ: Trump lawyer’s memo on six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election,” CNN, Sept. 21, 2021
“UPDATED: Trump’s fake electors: Here’s the full list.” Arizona Mirror, June 29, 2022: 11 Arizonans were among 84 people who signed onto bogus election documents in 2020
“‘So the Traitors Know the Stakes’: The Meaning of the Jan. 6 Gallows,”New York Times, June 16, 2022: The imagery, said experts who study domestic extremism, evokes the early practice of hanging traitors; the nation’s dark history of lynchings and violent attempts to terrorize Black Americans; and a novel favored by white supremacists that culminates in the mass hangings of political enemies. Above all, they said, it is intended to instill fear.
“Trump’s behavior on Jan. 6 was worse than you thought. Much worse.” Opinion column by Eugene Robinson, Washington Post, July 21, 2022: What was the most shocking and disgraceful moment in the White House that day? The committee highlighted the tweet Trump posted at 2:24 p.m., when he knew the mob had already breached the Capitol’s defenses. Instead of trying to calm his followers, he incited them — and put a target on his own vice president’s back.
“Trump’s Fraud Claims Died in Court, but the Myth of Stolen Elections Lives On,” The New York Times, Oct. 11, 2021: After bringing some 60 lawsuits, and even offering financial incentive for information about fraud, Mr. Trump and his allies have failed to prove definitively any case of illegal voting on behalf of their opponent in court — not a single case of an undocumented immigrant casting a ballot, a citizen double voting, nor any credible evidence that legions of the voting dead gave Mr. Biden a victory that wasn’t his.
“Decoding the Hate Symbols Seen at the Capitol Insurrection,” National Geographic, Jan. 12, 2021: When the insurrectionists came at the Capitol, they came with symbols. Some were immediately identifiable by most Americans watching the chaos unfurl on their screens. The Confederate flag, first swung on the country’s battlefields by secessionist states who saw their future in the enslavement of others; the gallows and noose, shorthand for the terrorization of African-Americans under Jim Crow as well as quick and dirty frontier justice. But there were others … Whether paraded on flagpoles or tattooed on the skin of seditionists, these symbols shared a common call, harkening back to an idealized history with white Christian men at the front and center.
Mid-term Elections 2022
“The Democrats Have a Winning Message: ‘Stop Dangerous Extremists,'” The Nation, June 22, 2022: Forty reasons the GOP is “a clear and present danger to American democracy.”
“Trump’s criminal intent exposed: How Jan. 6 Plan emerged from military coup plot,” MSNBC, July 29. 2020
“First Hearing on Investigation of January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol,” C-SPAN, June 9, 2022
“Second Hearing on Investigation of January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol,” C-SPAN, June 13, 2022
“Third Hearing on Investigation of January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol,” C-SPAN, June 16, 2022
“Fourth Hearing on Investigation of January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol,” C-SPAN, June 21, 2022
“Fifth Hearing on Investigation of January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol,” C-SPAN, June 23, 2022
“Sixth Hearing on Investigation of January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol,” C-SPAN, June 28, 2022
“Seventh Hearing on Investigation of January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol,” C-SPAN, July 12, 2022
“Eighth Hearing on Investigation of January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol,” C-SPAN, July 21, 2022