Kansas City metro Democrats remain horribly outnumbered in Jeff City but they seem emboldened nevertheless as Prez Trump exits office and has been silenced by social media policy.
Accordingly . . .
CHECK JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS CALLING OUT THE GOP FOR THE COVID OUTBREAK AT THE MISSOURI STATE HOUSE & THE CAPITOL RIOT HOT MESS!!!
Here are the highlights . . .
Missouri House of Representatives Shut Down for Next Week
Their intro to a recent newsletter . . .
"Things got off to a rough start in Jefferson City. In the first hours of session, safety protocols were turned down by Republican leadership in regards to mask mandates and distancing to prevent potential spread of COVID-19. Unsurprisingly, multiple members of the house have tested positive and been exposed resulting in the House Speaker announcing there would be no action for the week starting January 18th. The Senate also had members exposed but will go on as scheduled.
"Last year, the same thing happened resulting in the long term hospitalization of Jackson County State Rep Joe Runions days after Republicans laughed about the virus being a hoax and refused to take any preventative measures."
The premise with the money line highlighted . . .
House Leaders Had Already Agreed to Limited Session January 20
With right-wing extremists planning protests in Washington, D.C., and all 50 state capitols on presidential Inauguration Day and concerns their actions could turn violent, the Missouri House of Representatives had previously agreed to only hold a procedural session on Jan. 20 so that most lawmakers and legislative staff need not be present in the event violence does unfold. This is, fortunately or unfortunately, not relevant now.
Security officials in Missouri and elsewhere are on high alert after an insurrectionist mob incited by departing President Donald Trump and other Republican officials stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College. Biden, a Democrat, won 306 electoral votes to handily defeated Trump, who won 232.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 13 voted to impeach Trump for incitement of insurrection in the Capitol attack, making him the only president in American history to be impeached twice. The Democratic-controlled House previously impeached Trump just over a year ago on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, but he subsequently was acquitted the Republican-controlled Senate.
The Senate, which is still Republican-led at the moment but which will soon switch to Democratic control, does not plan to conduct a trial on the latest article of impeachment before Trump leaves office when his term expires at noon on Jan. 20. Even though Trump will no longer be president, an impeachment trial is still expected to take place in the coming weeks. If convicted, Trump would be prohibited from ever again holding public office.
You decide . . .