Pants on Fire

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Kevin Siers)

In other news, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reportedly rejected $80 million in funding appropriated by Congress for combating Russian propaganda.

Meanwhile, 15 states have filed a new lawsuit against Trump's EPA for delaying implementation of the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards. I kinda love it when Republicans are the ones forced to reckon with federalism.

Finally, Admiral Paul Zukunft, the commander of the Coast Guard, says he "will not break faith" with transgender service members.

Zukunft's statement was apparently prompted, in part, by a story the Washington Post ran on a transgender Coast Guard lieutenant who was disowned by her own family.

“I reached out personally to Lt. Taylor Miller, who was featured on the cover of The Washington Post last week,” Zukunft said.

“If you read that story, Taylor’s family has disowned her,” he said. “Her family is the United States Coast Guard. And I told Taylor, ’I will not turn my back. We have made an investment in you, and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard, and I will not break faith.”

This is yet another senior military commander telling Trump that his tweets don't mean shit.

Here's that story from the Washington Post

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    This cartoon perfectly illustrates something I’ve wanted to see since Rump made his 1st appearance in the campaign—-Anyone who is a huge, consistent liar should actually have his/her pants set on fire!!! I think it would cut down on the untruths told on the stump, and make the elections much more fair for the electorate!

  • Aynwrong

    “…I will not break faith.”

    That is genuinely encouraging. It’s called decency.

    • Badgerite

      Best in the American character. We will never abandon those who would never abandon us.