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Bombshell

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Jimmy Margulies)

In other news, the Daily Beast reports that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is now under investigation by the Florida Bar association for threatening a witness (Michael Cohen) on Twitter yesterday.

Meanwhile, internal documents obtained by House Democrats show that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) received over 4,500 complaints of sexual abuse of unaccompanied migrant children over the past four years.

[Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch] addressed the documents during a high-profile House hearing Tuesday on the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that resulted in thousands of immigrant children being separated from their parents.

He said that the documents "demonstrate over the past three years, there have been 154 staff on unaccompanied minor, let me repeat that, staff on unaccompanied minor allegations of sexual assault."

"This works out on average to one sexual assault by HHS staff on unaccompanied minor per week," he added.

Finally, Trump's border wall prototypes were torn down today.

  • katanahamon

    Repubs couldn’t refute anything Cohen said..just went for generally discrediting him. However, his testimony damned both Rump the Chump and his son Don Jr..should be interesting seeing this pan out…

  • Draxiar

    Looks like Gaetz inadvertently signed up for “Economics of Consequences 101”.

    • Tony Lavely

      Kinda depends on what the Florida Bar ends up saying. I don’t have much confidence in them.

  • muselet

    • I’m happy to see that the Florida Bar Assiciation is investigating Matt Gaetz’s antics. I’d be happier if he’d been charged with a federal crime, but this will do.

    Any misconduct by government employees or contractors is unacceptable. More than 4500 incidents of sexual abuse against minors by HHS staff is cause for mass arrests.

    Finally, Trump’s border wall prototypes were torn down today. Good.

    –alopecia

  • David Greenberg

    Gaetz is a world class scumbag and it’s just as well as he has his head so far up trump’s ass that it must be painful for both. Sorry for the vulgarity but that’s where these last two years have brought me.

  • Aynwrong

    Matt Gaetz threatening Cohen was probably about as strategically thought through as Roger Stone posting that picture of the judge.

    Thousands of children that were separated abducted from their parents may have been sexually assaulted by the government agents that took them and should be protecting them. The administration will do nothing to change this and it will cost Trump zero points amongst the base of the GOP. JUST! FUCKING! EVIL!

    I hope every single structure on earth sporting the name “Trump” suffers the same fate as The Wall™®© prototypes.

    • waspuppet

      I do hope Trump lives long enough to see his grandchildren take his name off all their buildings.

  • gescove

    An enterprising soul could collect various chunks of destroyed wall prototypes and sell or gift them as mementos of spectacular fail and stupidity.

    • Aynwrong

      If you marketed them to Trump voters you wouldn’t have to bother collecting pieces of the actual prototypes. Just find a condemned building or a random construction site or maybe wander around your backyard and just pick up a few chunks of whatever’s lying around and you got yourself a good ole fashioned grift.

      “Why folks now gather round and listen up. By gum… each piece of debris has it’s own story behind it. This one here was held by Mr Trump himself. Even got a little tan spray on it. Uhh, that’ll be a couple extra clams for that one son.”