In other news, one of the Bundy militiamen who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon has plead guilty, apparently to avoid more charges related to the Bundy standoff in Nevada.
Corey Lequieu, 46, of Fallon, Nev., and his court-appointed attorney said his guilty plea came because he faced the prospect of being charged with other crimes, including for his alleged role in the Bundy family’s 2014 standoff with the Bureau of Land Management at Bunkerville, Nev. Lequieu won’t have to cooperate with federal investigators or testify against co-defendants as part of the plea agreement.
Lequieu plead guilty to impeding federal officers. This happened in the exact same courtroom where the other Bundy militiamen are claiming the federal statute against impeding federal officers is somehow unconstitutional. Is Lequieu the only one with a lawyer who knows what they're doing?
Meanwhile, the Texas board of education candidate who said President Obama is a gay prostitute and secret Muslim, among other things, was defeated at the 11th hour by someone who is not quite as loony.
And finally, Exxon and Chevron shareholders have voted to reject a proposal that the companies issue an annual assessment of how climate change will impact their own business. That seems a little short-sighted to me.