News Roundup: Abbott gaffes, McCarthy lies, and Amy Klobuchar asks Senate Democrats to get in gear

News Roundup: Abbott gaffes, McCarthy lies, and Amy Klobuchar asks Senate Democrats to get in gear

In the news today: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defended the state’s new Republican-pushed anti-abortion law in a truly bizarre appearance that had to be seen to be believed. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is a liar, again and still, and House Republican ex-officer Liz Cheney is among those calling him out on his hackish claims. Meanwhile, calls on Democratic senators to put voting rights and other existential priorities over the faux comity of the filibuster continue. Still.

Here’s some of what you may have missed:

Texas governor bizarrely vows to ‘eliminate rape’ in barely coherent defense of abortion ban

Kevin McCarthy can’t stop lying about Jan. 6. Liz Cheney ain’t having it

Klobuchar to Senate colleagues: ‘End the filibuster,’ ‘get something done’

GOP’s 2020 ‘fraudits’ have gone from fringe to mainstream as Republican leaders bowed to Trump

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