Political Charge Weekly Recap 4/22

I’ve got lots of great news for you, so let’s jump right into it!

Good News

The white hot national spotlight that Republicans in Tennessee turned on themselves has claimed another Republican legislator — an ethics panel had found that Rep. Scotty Campbell had sexually harassed interns, and it turns out they produced their report three weeks ago, but when that report became public yesterday, Campbell resigned

Today, Biden will sign a new executive order that will make environmental justice a central mission of “every single executive agency” — the order will direct agencies to work more closely with impacted communities and improve “gaps” in scientific data to try to better tackle the impacts of pollution on people’s health

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell has been ordered to shell out $5 million to an expert who debunked his data related to the 2020 election

The Washington state legislature passed a bill banning dozens of semi-automatic rifles, and the governor has indicated he will sign it into law

Court documents revealed that the fake Georgia electors are turning on each other in the investigation by the Fulton County District Attorney in election meddling by Trump

Fox News’ rampant 2020 election lies cost them $787 million as they settled the lawsuit with Dominion. They will now face the $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Smartmatic

Fox Corp shareholders are demanding company records that may show whether directors and executives properly oversaw Fox News’ coverage of Donald Trump’s election-rigging claims

Fox News dumped Dan Bongino, and media rumors indicate Jeanine Pirro and Maria Bartiromo might be next

Biden signed an executive order directing nearly every cabinet-level agency to help expand access to care, and provide more support to caregivers

A federal court handed down guilty verdicts for the Nashville man best known as “zip-tie guy” and his mother for the pair’s role in the Jan. 6 riot

The top US Navy admiral ardently defended a non-binary sailor in a congressional hearing this week amid some criticism from Republican lawmakers, saying he is “particularly proud of this sailor”

Kevin McCarthy is hitting roadblocks with his own Republican caucus as they are not behind his current debt limit budget plan

A county commissioner in Oklahoma who was caught on tape discussing killing reporters and lynching Black people has resigned from office

Do we consider DeSantis suffering setbacks as “good news?” I think so. In which case I should tell you that he’s been on a monthlong quest to secure endorsements from Florida congresspeople, only to have them endorse Trump instead.

NM Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a voting rights bill into law that expands voting access in the state, including restoring the rights of felons to vote upon release from incarceration

Call to Action

As the stench around Clarence Thomas’ unethical approach to financial disclosures grows, an important call to action this week is to put more pressure on our government to finally establish a binding code of conduct for our Supreme Court justices. Thankfully, our friends at the Americans of Conscience Checklist have the script and contact info you need to do exactly that! Find that on their most recent checklist HERE.

And if you aren’t already subscribed to their checklist, what are you doing? They’ve been doing this fantastic work since the start of 2017 and are go-to source for me. Consider subscribing today. They, like me, love and share good news, too!


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  1. This newsletter is CHOCK FULL OF good news ! I signed up for the AOC newsletter and will help to hold Clarence Thomas accountable !

  2. Tokyo, great summary. Legendary sportscaster called it clearly on a visit to CNN Primetime. He called the Republican party a “cult.” That is dead on accurate. Using a true analogy, what else can it be when a pseudo news network pays over $1 billion in penance defaming two entities with a third lawsuit pending for gaslighting their viewers and then continue to do so just to support a person who lies more than they do? And, the gaslighted still keep coming back for more. Keith

    • Hey Keith. Yeah, I think we all need to realize that what’s happened on the right is that MAGA is not who they’re voting for, but who they fundamentally are.

  3. Thank you for including the link to Americans of Conscience Checklist. For the first couple of years of its existence, I was really faithful about doing all the actions each time but have since fallen away from it. Today I reconnected and completed all but one of the actions. Felt good!!!

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