Day 11: Monday Night Massacre

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Following in the distinguished tradition of Tricky Dick, Emperor Drumpf this evening fired Attorney General Sally Yates for doing her constitutional duty in upholding the rule of law over the ravings of a madman. Of course, new presidents do typically get to pick a new AG as part of their cabinet, so no doubt her days were numbered in any case. Still, the childish petulance of the press release announcing her firing is alarming. It’s use of ‘betrayed’ as a description of her action also suggests a frightening authoritarianism completely detached from normal checks.

So much insanity, it’s hard to know even where to start with today’s act of resistance. Though they’ve already brought in some $24 million over the weekend, I feel like the ACLU is an organization that can fight this administration on many simultaneous fronts.

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