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Wednesday News: Sessions “Clams Up”; “Corey Stewart’s Non-Concession Speech”; VA Dem Turnout Demolishes GOP Turnout


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Wednesday, June 14.

  • Quizzical

    I will confess to keeping an eye on Louise Mensch’s blog, Patribotics, a lot more than I ever read Drudge, and I never look at Breitbart. I bring this up because of the article saying that Trump was on the verge of firing Muellar because of stuff he read on Breitbart News. Are the President and I both indulging in “fake news”?

    • JDL

      Yes. Louise Mensch has no idea what she’s talking about (e.g., her claim that the SCOTUS Marshal officially informed Trump that the formal process of impeachment had begun is absolutely insane) and is most likely a right-wing plant (just google photos of her and Milo). More here: https://www.vox.com/world/2017/5/19/15561842/trump-russia-louise-mensch

      We should avoid falling into the trap of becoming like the GOP base in our efforts to defeat Trump and the GOP.

      • Quizzical

        At some point, there needs to be a real discussion, including both political parties, about the wisdom and ethics of utilizing the aid of a hostile foreign government in an election, whether it be documents stolen from the private files of the opposition, or a flood of totally fabricated false news stories from an army of paid trolls, or information leaked from foreign or domestic intelligence sources to damage the political standing of an American politician. Obviously, the Trump campaign and the Trump Administraton saw nothing wrong with taking full advantage of any of that. The negative consequences that are slowly playing out before our eyes will someday be the terrible proof that is held up as the example of why not to do it.

        I don’t think the Republicans are even interested in such a discussion, yet.

  • From DPVA:

    NEW WEBSITE: TrumpGillespie2017.com

    A Vote for Ed Gillespie is a Vote for Donald Trump

    Today, the Democratic Party of Virginia is launching a new microsite — TrumpGillespie2017.com — to highlight the Trump-Gillespie ticket and the Trump agenda that Ed Gillespie is expected to bring to Richmond.

    “Virginia needs a governor to stand up to Donald Trump — not stand alongside him like Ed Gillespie,” said DPVA spokeswoman Christina Freundlich. “Gillespie endorsed Trump, asked Trump to campaign for him, and even bragged about his friends working in the Trump administration.

    “From Trumpcare to the Muslim ban to restricting access to women’s health, a vote for Ed Gillespie is a vote for Donald Trump, which is why Virginians need to elect Ralph Northam as the next governor of the Commonwealth.”

  • From Ken Boddye:

    Congratulations to Hala Ayala for her victory in the primary. Although we fell short tonight, we can hold our heads high in knowing that 1,800+ voters in the 51st District chose our message of progress.

    Tonight we reflect on this stumbling block, and tomorrow the real fight begins. Delegate Anderson will be facing down a united blue tidal wave every day between now and November 7th.

  • True Blue

    Bi-partisan congressional baseball practice game in Alexandria; shots fired and some transported to hospital. OMG

  • Video: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice in Del Ray, Alexandria


  • Withheld Information

    Wagner being in that race hurt Gillespie. Without him, I think Gillespie would have won more comfortable.

  • Rep. Don Beyer statement on Del Ray shooting: “This morning’s tragic shooting in my hometown of Alexandria is horrifying. I am in close contact with city officials and am immensely grateful for the bravery of the first responders in Alexandria, as well as the U.S. Capitol Police. I am praying for the recovery of Congressman Scalise, Representative Williams’ staffer and the two Capitol Police officers who we understand from news reports were all injured.”

  • Gov. McAuliffe statement on Del Ray shooting:

    “Dorothy and I are shocked and deeply saddened by this horrible act of violence against members of congress, law enforcement and other innocent people who were simply enjoying an early morning baseball practice. We are praying for swift recoveries for those who were injured and we are thankful for the bravery and quick action of U.S. Capitol Police and local first responders to stop the attacker and treat those who were wounded. Virginia public safety officials are coordinating with local responders and we will continue to monitor this situation and make every resource available.”

  • Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam’s Statement on Alexandria Shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise, Multiple Others

    Richmond, Va. – Today, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement on the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and multiple others in Alexandria:

    “I am horrified and saddened by this tragic news. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this senseless violence, including Congressman Steve Scalise and mulitple others in Alexandria. The action taken by Capitol Police to protect those present is courageous and should be recognized as such. I also want to commend the brave action of Alexandria police. I have every confidence that Virginia law enforcement will get to the bottom of this unspeakable crime swiftly.”

  • Video: Rep. Don Beyer at Scene of Alexandria Shooting (6/14/17)


  • Video: Tom Perriello Concession Speech (6/13/17)


  • Video: Bernie Sanders on Alexandria shooting – “I am sickened by this despicable act”