Primary Trouble

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called a special session of the state legislature to pass a ban on vaccine mandates. Because that's what's really important in the world, right?

Meanwhile, Beto O’Rourke says he's going to challenge Texas Governor Greg Abbott in next year's gubernatorial election.

Finally, conspiracy theorist shock joke Alex Jones has been held liable in the case brought by the families of Sandy Hook shooting victims.

Judge Barbara Bellis took the rare step of defaulting Jones in the defamation lawsuits for his and his companies' “failure to produce critical material information that the plaintiffs needed to prove their claims.” The default means the judge found in favor of the parents and will hold a hearing on how much damages he should pay. [...]

Families of the victims said they have been subjected to harassment and death threats from Jones’ followers because of the hoax conspiracy pushed on Infowars. They sued Jones and his companies for defamation and infliction of emotional distress. The hearing on damages before a jury is expected to be held next year.