In other news, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) has announced that he will not seek reelection in 2018. The rats are jumping.
Meanwhile, a former San Francisco police officer has testified that the bullet fired by an immigrant man that killed a woman in 2015 ricocheted off the ground from 100 yards away before hitting her in what appears to be an accident. Republicans have been bleating about this case for years.
Investigators had overlooked the mark on the night the 32-year-old Steinle was killed, said [former officer John Evans], who later retired from the department.
Authorities returned to the popular pier four days later, after the bullet was found to be partially flattened, indicating it had ricocheted, he said. [...]
Garcia Zarate said he found the gun wrapped in a T-shirt on the pier and it accidentally fired when he picked it up.
Evans said it appeared the bullet struck the ground about 15 feet from where Garcia Zarate was sitting and then traveled the length of a football field before striking Steinle.
Finally, the Trump regime is expected to vote in favor of the economic embargo of Cuba at the UN. The United States voted against the embargo last year under President Obama. Allow me to put my tinfoil hat on and say it's a little suspicious that the Trumps are using the still-unexplained "sonic attacks" in Cuba to justify rolling back relations to where they were before President Obama moved toward normalization. Who is benefiting from this other than Russia and China?
Programming note... I'm signing off a little early today because it's freakin' Halloween. I don't have a costume (I look scary enough as it is), but I am going to pretend to be a chef for a couple hours by cooking enchiladas, rice and beans. Happy Halloween.
Update... the tax cut bill is reportedly being delayed.