From Dahlia Lithwick at SLATE:
Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski Think Donald Trump Is No Longer a Danger
On Wednesday, the Senate [voted] to acquit President Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress following a marathon few days of speeches, half of which came from Republican senators justifying their votes to acquit. Having listened through the hodgepodge of whataboutism, process complaints, and occasional outright fascism, one hesitates to focus on Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins because their reputations as GOP “moderates” have always been more a stylist’s branding choice than reality, and because holding Republican women in power to a higher standard than men has never redounded to the benefit of anyone, including women. But when powerful women who should see through the gaslighting instead pick up the proffered gaslighting torch and set small brushfires, it’s worth taking note.
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From az central:
As Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign spends money on TV ads in red-state Arizona, Republican nominee Donald Trump on Sunday resumed his feud with one of Arizona’s Republican senators.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake appeared on two national Sunday morning public-affairs programs — CBS’ Face the Nation and CNN’s State of the Union — to discuss Trump, whom he has thus far refused to endorse because of the candidate’s harsh anti-illegal-immigration rhetoric and lack of serious policy proposals. On Sunday, Flake would not commit to voting for Trump. Flake also has said Trump’s controversial statements have put Arizona in play for the Democrats this year.