In other news, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is lobbying for the joint Venezuelan/Russian oil company Citgo. The number of foreign agents who worked for Trump is piling up quickly.
Meanwhile, Senate Republicans say they're still working on their own bill to repeal Obamacare that won't be based on the bill passed today by the House. This is far from over.
Finally, Buzzfeed did a deep dive on the career of Alex Jones and what you come away with is the image of a man who may be clinically insane. I mean, you might have already gotten that impression from his rants about gay frogs and goblins, but anecdotes from his former employees paint a much wider picture.
People who worked with Jones during his early career describe him as perpetually "on" and ceaselessly focused on rooting out conspiracy of all kinds. “It was 24/7,” O’Neal recalled. On days when the crew would gather at a house or bar after work, Jones would sometime show up with a pile of documents in tow, touting it as evidence of some globalist threat. “He’d come over and go into his spiel and we’d tell him to be cool and he'd yell, ‘THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF,’” Matthew Hobley, a KJFK employee, recalled. “We’d be like, ‘Damn, Alex, it’s our day off.’ But he’d go and go and by the time he was finished there were papers everywhere.”
Former employees also revealed that Jones was rooting for President Obama because Mitt Romney's victory would have hurt his business.
One recalled Jones pacing back and forth on Election Day in 2012, nervous over the prospect of losing the polarizing president that had helped usher in ratings gold.
“He just kept saying, ‘Oh my God, if Obama loses, we're out of business,’” the employee said. “One of the guys in there asked, ‘You didn't vote for Obama, did you?’ And Alex said nothing. Just a grimace. I don't know what it meant.” A member of Jones’ staff during the 2012 election speculated that he would do anything for the sake of his show. “I personally think he voted for Obama to keep ratings going,” another former employee said. A third employee recalled Jones dropping hints that he was planning to cast his vote for Obama.
Programming note... I may be offline tomorrow. I have some important errands to take care of before I have a yearly walk-thru inspection of my apartment at an undetermined time of day. We'll see how it all works out.
I'm suppose to go see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 tonight. I don't really feel like doing so after today's events, but I bought the ticket over a month ago so I guess I'm going.
Michele Bachmann & I wrote the first ObamaCare repeal bills 7 years ago. Her finger joined mine today to push my vote button to dismantle.
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) May 4, 2017