On Thursday night’s The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert presented a “very special episode” of his People Who are Destroying America series. The segment featured Florida teacher Dawn Quarles, who registered her students to vote and now faces voting fraud charges and fines as a result.
Quarles claims she was only trying to instill good civic values in her students, but the state of Florida is charging her a $1000 fine under new voting reform laws enacted by Governor Rick Scott. Prior to the passage of the new laws, people wishing to register new voters had one week between signing then up and registering them. The interval has now been shortened to 48 hours, a deadline that Quarles failed to meet.
However, in spite of these dire consequences, the teacher vows to keep registering students to vote.
Watch the video, embedded via Comedy Central, below:
Joe Shapiro’s wife disputes Mary Trump’s claim her husband took SATs for Trump
Mary Trump's upcoming tell-all book alleges that President Donald Trump's sister did his homework and friend and fellow University of Pennsylvania graduate, Joe Shapiro, took his SATs for him.
ABC News reported Wednesday that Pam Shriver, Shapiro's widow, said that he would never have done something like that.
"He always did the right thing, and that's why this hurts," said Shriver.
New Lincoln Project ad tells voters to remember the Republicans who enabled Trump’s ‘circus of incompetence’
In their latest ad, the anti-Trump conservative group The Lincoln Project targeted not the president, but Senate Republicans who have sat by and enabled him.
"Some day soon, the time of Trump will pass," said the narrator. "This circus of incompetence, corruption, and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump's Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he has done. They'll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes. Ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice, and their betrayals as Trump wrecked this nation."
Kayleigh McEnany: When Trump said he wanted to ‘cut off’ school funding he meant he wants to increase it
During the Wednesday White House press briefing, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany argued that President Donald Trump believes that the reason students must return to school regardless of the risk of COVID-19 killing their families, teachers, and administration, is because children need the lunches in schools.
Schools should not follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines because some students depend on those lunches and can't bring food from home, she told the press.
The problem with the claim from the White House, however, is that those are the very programs they tried to cut from the budget.