This week, President Donald Trump kept up his tradition of whining about the nation’s media offerings as if his job description included “media critic.” He freaked out after CBS aired a feature on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), resorting to outright lies to defame her following the piece.
He ranted on Twitter:
‘Such a “puff piece” on Nancy Pelosi by
@60minutes, yet her leadership has passed no meaningful Legislation. All they do is Investigate, as it turns out, crimes that they instigated & committed. The Mueller No Collusion decision wasn’t even discussed-and she was a disaster at W.H.’
Down here in this pesky little thing called reality, House Democrats have actually passed a number of pieces of significant legislation. For example, they put a massive ethics and electoral reform package through they called the “For the People Act,” otherwise known as H.R. 1. The legislation, if signed into law, “expands voter registration and voting access, makes Election Day a federal holiday, and limits removing voters from voter rolls,” among a whole host of other provisions like “expanding disclosure rules pertaining to organizations spending money during elections, campaign advertisements, and online platforms; and revising disclaimer requirements for political advertising.”
For the millions of Americans who’ve either faced electoral discrimination or been concerned about the safety of the American electoral system, those would all be very meaningful developments! And the list goes on from there! But Trump has basically now explicitly asserted that he finds pushes like the institution of a code of ethics for federal judges and justices to be meaningless. Thanks for the confirmation of how suspicious we really should be, Trump!
Besides those pushes from House Democrats, they’ve also passed significant legislation like the multiple bills to reopen the federal government when Trump held it in limbo earlier this year via refusing to approve any further funding without billions he wanted for a southern border wall. In a very tangible way, that legislation was “meaningful” for the hundreds of thousands of government workers who were going without pay because of the shutdown. Trump doesn’t seem to care, as long as an argument to the contrary can score him political points.
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