Monday Night Owls: GA Rep.-elect casts EC vote: 'process not designed for someone who looks like me'

Williams referred to as the assembly to order exactly at midday, opening with a vote to have Stacey Abrams preside. Abrams, who has gotten a whole lot of credit score over the previous six weeks for serving to Georgia go blue by way of her voting rights work, instructed her fellow electors that she had dreamed of this second, having “planted [her] flag and [her] feet here in Georgia.”

She defined, “I look around this room and I see people who have not only planted their feet, but planted their dreams here in Georgia, folks who have given their time and their talent and their treasure to invest in the communities that they serve.” […]

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“We are not the CIA, we are not the FBI, we are not the White House, we are not the Defense Department. We are the United States Congress we have our role. And we can’t give up that role during a national-security crisis. The President already has his role and his authority to do what he needs to do. We do have a unique position, and our Constitution demands it. And for those of us who love America and consider ourselves good Americans, pro-Americans, waving the flag, we want to preserve that democracy, especially in times of crisis, and we want to preserve civil liberties, and we know and understand that it’s got to be balanced with public safety. Because we’ve got to secure the country, make sure that lives are not lost, and ensure that none of our actions create a spiral that could get out of control.~~Rep. Barbara Lee, “Alone on the Hill” (2001)

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At Daily Kos on this date in 2003—Saddam Captured: What’s Next?

They dug him out of gap. 

It’s one of the crucial ignominious ends to a tyrant’s freedom, nearly as humiliating an finish to his reign as when the our bodies of Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci had been dangled from a pole within the Piazza Loreto in Milan, like deer carcasses being bled out in a looking camp.  Saddam’s executed, and the world is a greater place for it.

Clearly there might be celebrating by many in Iraq. But what’s subsequent? The U.S. officers have not indicated what might be executed with Saddam, however Ahmed Chalabi is already making declarations that Saddam will go on public trial earlier than the Iraqi folks. Will there be a public trial? Will the U.S. select to maintain Saddam quiet?  

What about weapons of mass destruction? Now we have got the man in custody, and he is most likely overwhelmed and demoralized. Maybe he’ll be like Milosevic and keep defiant, however the early footage do not present a person with the power to take care of resistance. So he could also be inclined to inform the reality about WMD. But is the reality what the Bush administration desires Saddam to inform?