”Do you think the U.S. Attorney General has a responsibility to say no to the president if he asks for something that is improper?,” asked Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-Alabama) in 2015.
“I believe they have an obligation to follow the law and the Constitution,” replied U.S. Deputy Attorney General nominee Sally Q. Yates.
She did resist orders to violate the Constitution, and was fired for her commitment to uphold the rule of law by Trump, whose behavior is ever more erratic and illogical.
Trump apparently personally fired Yates on Monday for refusing to defend his regime's 'sneak attack' ethnically targeted travel ban. Yates did so because of Trump's repeated racist comments about Muslim people, according to reports.
Trump toadie Sean Spicer today told any other remaining State Department staffers with spines that they should either suck it up and obey our new orange God-King, or quit ASAP.
After those 2015 confirmation hearings in which Spicer asked Yates questions that now seem prophetic, Yates went on to be confirmed. She served as deputy attorney general under President Barack Obama. Yates was still acting A.G. when Trump's nutty Muslim ban went into effect this weekend, because the Trump nominee hasn't yet been confirmed.
[via Staffer News via @charles_gaba]
“#BreakingNews an SUV just plowed through protesters on 42nd street in #manhattan Still assessing injuries if any. More on @NY1 #blacklivesmatter #nycprotest more on @NY1,” tweeted NY1 news reporter Ruschell Boone [@RuschellBoone] at 10:19pm New York Time.
The United States government is doing more today to protect old statues honoring racists than it is to protect living human beings from coronavirus.
“COVID, COVID-19, COVID, I said what’s the 19. COVID-19, some people can’t explain the 19.”
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