Bukele’s Legislative Assembly Ousts Supreme Court Magistrates and Attorney General

The removal of the Constitutional Chamber magistrates —without room for formal debate in the plenary or for the magistrates to defend themselves— received condemnations the same night by international organizations and the U.S. government. Julie Chung, acting assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, issued a statement: “A strong U.S.-El Salvador relationship will depend on the Government of El Salvador supporting the separation of powers and upholding democratic norms.” On Sunday morning, Secretary of State Antony Blinken revealed that he had just gotten off the phone with Bukele and expressed “serious concerns” over the moves against the Constitutional Chamber and attorney general.

Bukele’s Legislative Assembly Ousts Supreme Court Magistrates and Attorney General

Sad such a Backward State

Gov. Ron DeSantis kept his promise and signed a bill into law Monday that bars businesses, schools and government entities across Florida from asking anyone to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.

News alert: DeSantis signs bill banning ‘vaccine passports,’ order canceling local COVID rules – stephenmcgy@gmail.com – Gmail

Florida Governor/Legislature

They are openly embarrassingly antidemocratic by leading the nation in voter suppression. The measures are designed to kill the Black vote and other minorities by making voting by mail and vote delivery difficult for the many people who voted by mail in 2020.

Ari Berman on Twitter: “For two decades GOP cited Florida as model for mail voting. Now they’re rolling back voting access after 680,000 more Dems voted by mail in 2020 & Black share of mail voting doubled. Republicans changing rules the minute they don’t advantage them https://t.co/qNndE1bxYh” / Twitter

For two decades GOP cited Florida as model for mail voting. Now they’re rolling back voting access after 680,000 more Dems voted by mail in 2020 & Black share of mail voting doubled. Republicans changing rules the minute they don’t advantage them

Ari Berman on Twitter: “For two decades GOP cited Florida as model for mail voting. Now they’re rolling back voting access after 680,000 more Dems voted by mail in 2020 & Black share of mail voting doubled. Republicans changing rules the minute they don’t advantage them https://t.co/qNndE1bxYh” / Twitter

This is Bad for Seniors in Florida–GOP Desperately Fear Democrats

Florida legislature passes Georgia-style voter suppression bill #SB90 criminalizing giving food/water to voters in line, restricting mail ballot drop boxes, making it harder to vote by mail & expanding partisan challenges to vote counting

Ari Berman on Twitter: “Breaking: Florida legislature passes Georgia-style voter suppression bill #SB90 criminalizing giving food/water to voters in line, restricting mail ballot drop boxes, making it harder to vote by mail & expanding partisan challenges to vote counting https://t.co/nTzJVy9qRe” / Twitter

DeSantis’s Buddies–Real Florida Politics

The Daily Beast has obtained a confession letter that Joel Greenberg wrote while working with Roger Stone to obtain a pardon… and it directly implicates Matt Gaetz

The Daily Beast on Twitter: “EXCLUSIVE: The Daily Beast has obtained a confession letter that Joel Greenberg wrote while working with Roger Stone to obtain a pardon… and it directly implicates Matt Gaetz https://t.co/hJNkkmnudq” / Twitter

Transgender Discrimination without Reason

. @SRuhle asks WV Gov. Justice about signing a bill restricting transgender athletes.

Ruhle: “Can you give me one example of a transgender child trying to get an unfair advantage? Just one in your state, you signed a bill about it.”

Justice: “No, I can’t really tell you one.”

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