Why does this congressman keep winking at militia types on Twitter?
Plus: The House tries to censure Adam Schiff.
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We’re looking at two items in today’s Press Pass: First, what is going on with the coded militaristic tweets from Louisiana’s most far-right Republican? I talked to him about what exactly he means by them. Second, the House finally got back to regular business after a week of having votes obstructed by a small group of conservatives upset with Speaker McCarthy over his concessions to the Biden administration on the debt ceiling deal. After a successful vote on a messaging bill about protecting gas stoves, the House took up a censure vote on Adam Schiff, the lead prosecutor of the first impeachment of Donald Trump. Details below...
Know your bridges
Clay Higgins, a Republican congressman whose tough-talking videos from his earlier job as a captain in a Louisiana sheriff’s office earned him the nickname “Cajun John Wayne,” has been winking at Trump-supporting militia types on Twitter lately with a series of cryptic, vaguely militaristic tweets.
After news broke that Trump was to be indicted last week, Higgins tweeted the following: