Open Thread

The New Colossus

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Chan Lowe)

In other news, Ted Cruz feverishly attacked attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch during a 10-minute speech on the floor of the Senate today, but he clearly didn't care enough to vote against her. Cruz skipped the confirmation vote.

Loretta Lynch was confirmed as the next attorney general after waiting more than 150 days.

Meanwhile, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in deep shit. Arpaio was forced to admit under oath today that private detectives were hired to investigate the wife of the judge who is overseeing the case.


Arpaio made the confession to Snow himself, after the judge questioned him about allegations made in a New Times article in June. [...]

Arpaio carefully skirted Snow's line questioning at the beginning, and only under intense scrutiny provided detail of the covert mission.

Snow additionally questioned Arpaio about county funds being paid to posse members conducting private investigations, and investigations into the Department of Justice, who is heading an ongoing racial-profiling lawsuit against the Sheriff's Office.

Joe Arpaio has used taxpayer funding to pay for a private investigation of the judge (and the judge's wife) overseeing his contempt case.