TPM’s Josh Marshall was on “All In” with Chris Hayes last night to talk about the Meadows Texts story, which you can find here.
As Marshall notes, TPM got its mitts on the texts that were shared with the J6 committee, so these were the ones Meadows and/or his attorneys thought were fit for company viewing. Yowza! TPM is reporting that Meadows texted with 34 members of Congress who were trying to overturn the 2020 election (that we know of!). That’s a lot! Stephen Colbert described them thusly:
“These members of Congress communicating with Meadows were — and it’s not my place to editorialize — stupid, evil traitors who were trying to do crimes against democracy, for which they should be punished with decades of jail time.”
Well said, good sir. Sadly, that’s unlikely, and many of those self-same choads will get elevated positions in the next Congress via the GOP’s anemic House majority. Speaking of the coming GOP House majority, I wonder how planning for that is going?
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia says a group of Republicans called “the five families” meets every week to discuss strategy and policy in Kevin McCarthy’s office…
“What we’ve been doing, and it’s really interesting, people are arguing, people are clashing, people are also starting to agree,” said Greene. “And there’s a meeting happening every week, and we meet in Kevin McCarthy’s office.”
“And it’s called the five families. And the five families, you know my reference, the five families are parts of our conference, all the different parts,” she continued. “And we are coming together and having discussions on how we are going to govern in the majority.”
This has got to be a waking nightmare for none-too-bright Kevin McCarthy, dealing with feral popinjays like Greene and rancid unitards like Jim Jordan, so there’s a small dollop of justice as an appetizer while we wait to see if the main course will be served.