Last night all fifty Democrats voted to advance HR1 voting rights legislation – a reminder that Chuck Schumer really does know what he’s doing – but the measure failed, a reminder that this battle is still just getting started. Also last night, Nancy Pelosi announced she’s appointing a select committee to investigate the January 6th Capitol attack. So here we go.
These two major ongoing congressional battles are now reaching a fever pitch, even as the Manhattan District Attorney’s office revealed this week that it’s going after the families of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg and Trump Organization COO Matthew Calamari, in order to get one or both of them to flip on Donald Trump and his family. This comes amid the news that the FBI is now poking around at everyone from Roger Stone to members of Congress, as part of the criminal investigation into the Capitol attack.
This is an era in which so many major political narratives are happening at once, it’s difficult to keep track of them all. And now several of these major narratives are threatening to boil over all at once.
These things were all going to come to a reckoning eventually. Once Trump lost the election, he and the GOP were never going to just magically get away with it all. Nor was anyone simply going to move on. Now it’s all happening at once. This is a time for activism and awareness. We’ve made it this far. Let’s keep fighting and see how much more we can win.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report