The Grand Old Party, or GOP, as the Republicans are known, is—or at least should be—on its last legs. Led by the worst president in U.S. history, Donald Trump, the party has refused to accept the outcome of last November’s election and propagates the Big Lie that Trump actually won the election. The majority of Republican lawmakers voted to overturn the election. They refused to convict Trump for inciting the January 6 attack on the Capitol, they tell bald faced lies about what happened that day, vote against a bipartisan commission to investigate the attack (obviously fearful that Trump’s complicity will be proven), and they purge their own members, like Liz Cheney, who won’t embrace Trump’s lies.

Instead of working to help the country through the pandemic, the Republicans are doing all they can to scuttle President Biden’s initiatives. Mitch McConnell was candid. He stated publicly that “100% of my focus is on stopping this new administration.” Kevin McCarthy is opposing the creation of a commission to investigate the events of the January 6 invasion of the capitol, obviously afraid that it will headline the complicity of Republicans and the overwhelming evidence that Donald Trump incited the mob.

Now across the nation, Republicans are changing local voting laws to make it more difficult for ordinary people, especially minorities, to vote. They hope that by restricting the votes of the common people they will be able to regain power. And they are slashing jobless financial aid in the midst of pandemic unemployment with the purpose of forcing people to take available jobs.

More next time.

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