Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Civil War Coming

Even at the heights of the pre-Civil War crisis, members of Congress did not require police escorts, although Sen. Sumner should have had one.  Roll Call:
A number of Republican senators received police escorts Tuesday afternoon to get them past demonstrators gathered in the basement of the Russell Building near the terminus of the Senate subway.
Among them were Republican members of the Judiciary Committee Sens. John Kennedy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
In addition to uniformed Capitol Police, Graham was accompanied by the deputy sergeant at arms James Morhard.
At one point, protesters who said they were representing sexual abuse survivors started shouting at Graham in the Russell basement.
Morhard shouted back.
“I’m sorry, I’m talking to him, alright?”

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