Which Trump is doing, but also, it's good for creativity
Today, Trump has asked the Supreme Court to keep the January 6th trial on hold because he is running for President. In a report from the Washington Post, he asked them to “block a lower court ruling that he can be criminally prosecuted for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, insisting that presidents are shielded from prosecution and that a trial would “radically disrupt” his reelection bid.” He and his lawyers say it would set a bad precident, “ushering in destructive cycles of recrimination.”
The DC Circuit rulled last week that Trump and his lawyers had until Feb 12th to ask for this pause, after they gave a forceful and unanious rebuke of Trump’s request to be immune from prosecution.
Lead attorney for Trump said, “Conducting a months-long criminal trial of President Trump at the height of election season will radically disrupt President Trump’s ability to campaign against President Biden.”
This is outrageous to me, that someone could postpone criminal prosecution just because he is running for political office.
I saw a tweet today that Joyce Carol Oats retweeted, by a Black woman named Ange Amene, that suggested that the age issue was complicated by racism and sexism. “Also Biden’s age is only a discussion here because his successor is Black & a woman. Take that for what it is.” Meaning that if Biden had a Vice President who was a young white man, the number of stories about his age would be fewer. He would still be 81, but the worry would be less. Joyce asked, and now I ask, what do you think? I say yes.
I have always thought Vice President Harris to be a great leader, and I don’t understand why we don’t see more of her.
This election scares me, but so do these things… although not near as much.
The above is a drawing I submitted to The New Yorker last week. Not a great one, I admit, but its these kind of fun, weird drawings that sometimes lead to good ones. Try everything.
I hope you’re having a good Monday! See you tomorrow.
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