In other news, Trump's lawyers have reportedly warned him that pardoning himself could expose him to liability in civil lawsuits because a pardon would be admission of guilt that could be used in court. ABC News also reports that Trump won't pardon anyone else if he can't pardon himself.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports that former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is being charged for his role in the Flint water crisis dating back to 2014.
Two people with knowledge of the planned prosecution told the AP on Tuesday that the attorney general’s office has informed defense lawyers about indictments in Flint and told them to expect initial court appearances soon. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
Finally, Senator Susan Collins is an extreme idiot. These are her own words on last week's attack on the capitol.
Little did I know when I arrived in the Senate Chamber at 12:30 p.m. just how turbulent and dangerous the day would be, with the Capitol occupied, a police officer murdered and rioters breaking windows, looting offices and attempting to block the certification of an American election.
The proceedings began calmly enough. Around 1 p.m., we senators proceeded to the House for a joint session. Soon there was an objection, baseless in my view, to accepting the electoral count from Arizona. We returned to the Senate to begin our two-hour debate with senators, beginning a series of 5-minute speeches. Sen. James Lankford had just started speaking when, all of a sudden, the Capitol Police and staff from the Sergeant at Arms burst into the chamber and removed Vice President Mike Pence who was presiding. Shortly thereafter, the two Senate leaders were also rushed away.
My first thought was that the Iranians had followed through on their threat to strike the Capitol, but a police officer took over the podium and explained that violent demonstrators had breached the entire perimeter of the Capitol and were inside. Several of us pointed out that the doors to the press gallery were unlocked right above us. That tells you how overwhelmed and unprepared the Capitol Police were, although many, many of them were very courageous.
The fucking Iranians! Are you serious?
I can't say this is the absolute dumbest shit I've ever heard a lawmaker admit to in public, but it's up there.
Conservatism is a pathology.