LOOP: Sessions battles back in strong Senate testimony



FBI // Attorney General Jeff Sessions spent three hours passionately pushing back against suggestions that he might have colluded with the Russians during the 2016 election. “This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don’t appreciate it, and I tried to give my best and truthful answers to any committee I’ve appeared before,” Sessions said. http://cvote.it/2rYO2vO

HEALTH CARE // In a meeting with Senate Republicans, President Trump called the House-passed health care bill ‘mean.’ That’s the same bill he celebrated in the Rose Garden. http://cvote.it/2rZcMEb

HEALTH CARE // President Trump met with Obamacare victims to highlight the plights of those whose healthcare arrangements were worsened by the law Republicans have long vowed to repeal and replace. “Millions of American families — and I mean millions — continue to suffer from Obamacare while congressional Democrats obstruct our efforts to rescue them,” Trump said in Wisconsin. http://cvote.it/2rucj9t 

VIRGINIA // Corey Stewart narrowly loses to Ed Gillespie in the GOP primary for governor in Virginia. “There is one word you will never hear from me, and that’s ‘unity.'” On the Democratic primary for governor, Tom Perriello (former head of Soros-front group Catholics in Alliance) lost to Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam. Perriello had apologized for trying to make Obamacare more pro-life and Northam made campaign stops at abortion facilities throughout Virginia. http://cvote.it/2rZ8MUi

QUOTE // “The populist, Trumpian message has significant support in swing states and majority support in red states in GOP primaries. A lot of D.C. Republicans didn’t learn anything from 2016 and want to put their head in the sand and pretend Trump is an outlier — Stewart nearly pulling off an upset demonstrates once again that is not the case,” said Republican operative Tim Miller.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed a bill that will protect the rights of religious students to lead public prayers and faith oriented gatherings in schools. http://cvote.it/2rYSE50

DIPLOMACY // North Korea releases Cincinnati college student back to the United States. Otto Warmbier had been sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was repeatedly beaten and remains in a coma. http://cvote.it/2ru6k4A

CATHOLIC // As they begin the spring meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Indianapolis, the bishops of the United States today will celebrate a “Mass of Prayer and Penance” for survivors of sexual abuse within the Church. http://cvote.it/2rZ1srx

CATHOLIC // Pro-abortion theologian picked as Pontifical Academy for Life member has also expressed support for euthanasia. http://cvote.it/2rZ53WK

SAINT // Saint Marguerite D’Youville – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // “Holy is the Lord our God” (Ps 99:9) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

FLAG DAY // On this day in 1777 (240 years!), a resolution from the Second Continental Congress, which called for an official United States flag. Learn more about Flag Day: http://cvote.it/2rtRR8E

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1 Comment

  1. Ryan Schroeder on

    The conservative spin here is tiring. How did Sessions’ testimony make any sense? He claimed he couldn’t answer certain questions because Pres. Trump might invoke executive privilege in the future – even though he hadn’t invoked it now. Yet Sessions was able to answer any questions that framed him in a good light without being concerned about the same invocation of executive privilege in the future. Why? I also enjoyed that Sessions 1) can’t remember if he had conversations with Kisylak but 2) is sure that they didn’t discuss Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. Amazing what one can remember and can’t remember.

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