We’re all pretty used to a fast-paced news cycle, but today will really kick it up a notch.
Here’s who is testifying today:
Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to the European Union
Laura Cooper, Pentagon official (her closed-door testimony was stormed by Matt Gaetz and 30 more Republicans)
David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (3rd ranking official in State Department)
All eyes will be on Gordon Sondland. He’s extremely problematic for Trump and the Republicans as he is a firsthand witness who knows what Trump was asking for. I wonder if he doesn’t just take the Fifth tomorrow. Here’s a quick refresh on who he is:
You can watch the testimony live at C-SPAN.
2020 Democratic Primary
The debate is co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post and is scheduled to begin at 6pm PST/9pm EST. Here’s who qualified, in alpha order:
- Joe Biden
- Cory Booker
- Pete Buttigieg
- Tulsi Gabbard
- Kamala Harris
- Amy Klobuchar
- Bernie Sanders
- Tom Steyer
- Elizabeth Warren
- Andrew Yang
You can watch it live HERE.
One Last Note
I saw this tweet yesterday from Senator Chris Murphy, and not only does it synthesize the two points I’m making in today’s post, but it offers wisdom I know to be true. Which is that while it is important to stay current and be in the know, nothing can move our country forward like taking action.