â€œWeâ€™re Still Hereâ€
Donald Trump marked the first year of his presidency with a government shutdown, but across the globe, others marked it with the Womenâ€™s March of 2018.
Last year, turnout for the Womenâ€™s March exceeded the oft-disputed attendance of Trumpâ€™s inauguration as men and women joined in solidarity against the new presidentâ€™s would-be policies and division. This year, the events honor that anniversary and also look ahead to the 2018 midtermsâ€”hoping to energize Americans to make a difference at the polls.
Take a look at some photos and video, which quickly hit Twitter, below:
We’re not going anywhere.
In 2018, we’re bringing our #PowerToThePolls.
â€” Women’s March (@womensmarch) January 20, 2018
The one year anniversary of Trumpâ€™s inauguration is a shutdownâ€”being here at the womenâ€™s march is a more hopeful anniversary. pic.twitter.com/IdZBXtbDOx
â€” Tim Kaine (@timkaine) January 20, 2018
Womenâ€™s March at Mar-A-Lago. pic.twitter.com/dEx13v81M7
â€” Duncan RenaldoâœŠï¸ðŸ˜â˜•ï¸ (@coffeeownsme) January 20, 2018
Todayâ€™s the day! Everyone please join the Womenâ€™s March in your city! Hundreds of cities holding protests today 2 mark the day Trump took power last yr. This is the yr we take it back! Send me video/pix of the March in your town at Midwesternfilms@gmail.com See u in the streets! pic.twitter.com/R5t03OyuGW
â€” Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 20, 2018
LIVE NOW: Thousands take to the streets of New York City for the second annual Women’s March. https://t.co/Q2rk4mCaI7
â€” ABC News (@ABC) January 20, 2018
And here was the 1/2/3 subway platform at Times Square, packed with people getting to the Upper West Side for this afternoonâ€™s Womenâ€™s March: pic.twitter.com/oa2960HWhi
â€” Cora Lewis (@cora) January 20, 2018
LIVE NOW: Thousands attend the second annual Women’s March, now underway in Washington, DC. https://t.co/SvyCkSlSvd
â€” ABC News (@ABC) January 20, 2018
â€” Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) January 20, 2018
Today, @HRC members and supporters are coming together again to celebrate a year of resistance with the @womensmarch and to mobilize voters for the critical 2018 elections to bring our #PowerToThePolls. #WomensMarch2018 pic.twitter.com/fgPCSG4rvn
â€” HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) January 20, 2018
The Womenâ€™s March on Philadelphia is going strong. pic.twitter.com/wKIDzTG0d9
â€” SeriouslyUS? (@USseriously) January 20, 2018
A tearful â€œDreamerâ€ talks about DACA and the possibility of being deported at the 2018 Cleveland Womenâ€™s March pic.twitter.com/Z7JDDe6cAL
â€” clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) January 20, 2018
Womenâ€™s March in Charlotte. Thousands here! pic.twitter.com/wFH8F7rTWT
â€” Sen. Jeff Jackson (@JeffJacksonNC) January 20, 2018
Womenâ€™s March Santa Ana https://t.co/8YvSUic0N8
â€” Sally Hite (@sallynotsara) January 20, 2018
â€” KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) January 20, 2018
Stop the hate. Ottawa Women’s march. pic.twitter.com/EBKCWU7DTZ
â€” Michelle Arruda (@micarruda) January 20, 2018
Happening Now: The Womenâ€™s March is back in Chicago.
â€” Audrina Bigos (@AudrinaBigos) January 20, 2018
â€” Katherine Sullivan (@HETI_Institute) January 20, 2018
A protester who dubs herself “Woke Grandma” tells CNN’s @MarquardtA that she’s “marching for true equality, justice and kindness” at Women’s March in NYC https://t.co/eE6VZgho0n https://t.co/xLsz7RHKUH
â€” CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) January 20, 2018
Thousands march in Chattanooga.
The South SHALL rise again, but THIS time it will be FOR civil rights, FOR equality, FOR human rights, FOR womenâ€™s rights, FOR Dreamers, and AGAINST everything that Trump/GOP stand for.#WomensMarch2018 #BlueTsunami2018 pic.twitter.com/K8kypcVQhB
â€” NoNoNazis (@CeeLeeMusic) January 20, 2018
Women’s march in Little Rock Arkansas https://t.co/KRtRxBlDFu
â€” Andrea SalsberryðŸ¾ (@alkirtley) January 20, 2018
â€” Holly Masturzo (@drz0) January 20, 2018
â€” Caroline Patrickis (@Cpatrickis) January 20, 2018
Full field of voters gathering at Raleigh’s Women’s March to engage in issues facing North Carolina pic.twitter.com/GO18UMsyDT
â€” Vote Raleigh (@VoteRaleigh) January 20, 2018
â€” Planned Parenthood (@PPAWI) January 20, 2018
â€” Gary FrostGermanotta (@frostygary) January 20, 2018
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‘Bad News’ for Sidney Powell as First Trump Co-Defendant in Georgia RICO Case Takes Plea Deal: Legal Expert
“Under the terms of an agreement with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s office, Hall pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud, conspiracy to commit computer theft, conspiracy to commit computer trespass, conspiracy to commit computer invasion of privacy, and conspiracy to defraud the state,” NBC News reports. “Under the terms of the deal, he’s being sentenced to five years probation.”
CNN previously reported “Hall, a bail bondsman and pro-Trump poll-watcher in Atlanta, spent hours inside a restricted area of the Coffee County elections office when voting systems were breached in January 2021. The breach was connected to efforts by pro-Trump conspiracy theorists to find voter fraud. Hall was captured on surveillance video at the office, on the day of the breach. He testified before the grand jury in Fulton County case and acknowledged that he gained access to a voting machine.”
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, a professor of law and frequent MSNBC contributor, says Hall “was in the thick of things with Sidney Powell on Jan 7 for the Coffee County scheme involving voting machines. If he’s cooperating, it’s a bad sign for her.”
Hall’s plea deal “spells bad news for, among others, Sidney Powell,” says former Dept. of Defense Special Counsel Ryan Goodman, an NYU Law professor of law. Goodman posted a graphic showing the overlap in charges against Hall and Powell, which he called “alleged joint actions.”
With breakthrough for Georgia DA (@TamarHallerman reporting: “SCOTT HALL has become the first co-defendant in the Fulton election interference case to take a plea deal with prosecutors.”)
That spells bad news for, among others, Sidney Powell.
Example of alleged joint actions.👇 pic.twitter.com/odMM5C7JtX
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) September 29, 2023
See the graphic above or at this link.
Far-Right Republicans Kill GOP Bill to Keep Government Running in ‘Embarrassing Failure’ for McCarthy: Report
With a shutdown less than 36 hours away, far-right Republicans in the House of Representatives Friday afternoon voted against their party’s own legislation to kept the federal government running. Democrats opposed the content of the bill and voted against it. Just 21 far-right members of the GOP conference were able to effectively force what appears to be an all but inevitable shutdown at midnight on Saturday.
“HARDLINE HOUSE RS take down stopgap funding bill. 21 GOP no votes. 232-198,” reported Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman just before 2 PM Friday.
NBC News reported that a “band of conservative rebels on Friday revolted and blocked House Republicans’ short-term funding bill to keep the government open, delivering a political blow to Speaker Kevin McCarthy and likely cementing the chances of a painful government shutdown that is less than 48 hours away.”
“Twenty-one rebels, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a conservative bomb-thrower and a top Donald Trump ally, voted Friday afternoon to scuttle the 30-day funding bill, known as a continuing resolution or CR, leaving Republicans without a game plan to avert a shutdown. The vote failed,” NBC added. “The embarrassing failure of the GOP measure once again highlights the dilemma for McCarthy as his hard-liners strongly oppose a short-term bill even if it includes conservative priorities. It leaves Congress on a path to a shutdown, with no apparent offramp to avoiding it — or to quickly reopen the government.”
A bipartisan group of at least 75 U.S. Senators has passed two bills this week that would keep the government running. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has refused to allow it to come to the floor for a vote.
‘Wannabe Dictator’: Milley Appears to Slam Trump After Ex-President Suggested He Should Be Executed
General Mark Milley, the outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top military advisor to the President, during his retirement speech Friday appeared to deliver strong criticism of former President Donald Trump, who appointed him to that post but since has waged war against him.
“Trump’s rhetoric is dangerous, not just because it is the exact sort that incites violence against public officials,” professor of global politics and political scientist Brian Klass wrote at The Atlantic after Trump’s most recent attack on the Chairman, “but also because it shows just how numb the country has grown toward threats more typical of broken, authoritarian regimes.”
Trump had written, “if the Fake News reporting is correct,” General Milley “was actually dealing with China to give them a heads up on the thinking of the President of the United States. This is an act so egregious that, in times gone by, the punishment would have been DEATH! A war between China and the United States could have been the result of this treasonous act.”
Milley was acting within his duties in a White House approved conversation, according to Klass.
On Friday, Milley appeared to blast Trump.
“We don’t take an oath to a tribe. We don’t take an oath to a religion. We don’t take an oath to a king, or queen, or a tyrant, or dictator. We don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator,” Milley declared. “We don’t take an oath to an individual. We take an oath to the Constitution, and we take an oath to the idea that is America, and we’re willing to die to protect it.”
“Every soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, Guardian and Coast Guardsmen, each of us, emits our very life to protect and defend that document, regardless of personal price to a country.”
Vanity Fair on Thursday reported General Milley “said he has taken security precautions to protect himself and his family after Donald Trump all but called for his execution last week.”
Watch Milley’s remarks below or at this link.
🚨🚨🚨Wow, outgoing CJS Chair Milley hits Trump at retirement ceremony: “We don’t take an oath to a king, or queen, or a tyrant or a dictator. And we don’t take an oath to a wannabe dictator …we take an oath to the Constitution … and we’re willing to die to protect it”. pic.twitter.com/AH2eQObge4
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) September 29, 2023
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