Political Charge Weekly Recap 6/17

Hey all, I’m on vacation this week, celebrating the end of the school year with my family. I do have good news for you, but you’ll have to wait until next week for the return of a call to action and editorial cartoons. With that said, let’s get into the great news from this past week!

Good News

In a major victory for Native American rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to uphold key provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act (read more HERE)

The Sierra Club and 3 other major conservation groups, along with the AFL-CIO endorsed Biden and Harris for 2024

The Iowa Supreme Court blocked the new 6 week abortion ban

EMILY’s List is readying a massive investment to improve Kamala Harris’ public standing

Justin Jones and Justin J. Pearson, the two Democratic state representatives in Tennessee who were expelled by Republicans over gun violence protests, won their primary races for their old seats earlier this week

Authorities have released Mississippi civil rights attorney Jill Collen Jefferson after she said Lexington Police “unlawfully” arrested her while she was filming a traffic stop. Prior to her arrest, she had complained to the DOJ about the Lexington PD

Fox News sent a “cease and desist” letter to ex-host Tucker Carlson after he launched his new series on Twitter

House Republicans failed to pass a resolution to censure Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)

Despite Trump calling on his supporters to protest at the courthouse when he was arraigned, there was very little activity

A good statistic to remember: Only 0.4% of defendants in federal criminal cases that went to trial were acquitted

A federal judge will allow E. Jean Carroll to amend her original defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump to include comments he made at a CNN town hall

Federal prosecutors are seeking 14 years in federal prison for a violent Jan. 6 rioter who tased DC Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone

A new Navigator Research poll found that 48% of voters who heard about DeSantis’ presidential announcement also heard it did not go well

Of the two “witnesses” that Republicans claimed had evidence against Joe Biden, they can’t locate one and said the other one is “dead” (Cue my biggest eyeroll here)

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law to ban book bans in Illinois

Democratic candidates for the Virginia legislature outraised Republican candidates — $22 million to $14 million

At a rally, Trump said he got onto a “three-way call” with Vladimir Putin and “the king of Saudi Arabia” — perhaps meaning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — to urge them to cut oil production and drive up oil prices. I’m sure this is something his supporters will LOVE to hear

Inflation cooled — the annual level is now down to 4%

The Best Quotes This Week:

Trump’s own Attorney General, Bill Barr, had this to say: “If even half of it is true, he is toast. I mean, it’s a very detailed indictment, and it’s very, very damning.”

Trump’s former Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney said: “I think the chances of a guilty verdict are fairly high, and the chances of real jail time are pretty high.”

Former Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: “I want to win. And if we nominate Trump, we’re gonna lose.”

Former Republican Rep. and federal prosecutor Trey Gowdy: “Well, the most damning piece of evidence to me is the audiotape. I mean, you want to talk about consciousness of guilt? You want to talk about knowledge and intent? I mean, those are the darlings of a prosecutor’s nursery, and that came from President Trump’s own mouth.”

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE): “I just think it’s obvious what the president did was wrong.”

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  1. This is all such good news……the wheels of justice are indeed turning, at a snails pace, but still moving forward. I wish you and your family a restful, joy-filled time together <3 xoxo

  2. I have a very large smile on my face..

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