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U.S. House PASSES DC Statehood legislation, 216-208. Goes now to the U.S. Senate.
Attorney General Merrick Garland: "Today, I am announcing that @TheJusticeDept has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing."
Russian President Vladimir Putin: "We want to keep good neighborly relations with all the participants of the international efforts, but we see what's happening in the real world…we don't want to burn bridges..."
@RepJones : "One of my House Republican colleagues said that DC shouldn't be a state because the District doesn't have a landfill. My goodness, with all the racist trash my colleagues have brought to this debate I can see why they're worried about having a place to put it."
Rep @Ocasio2018 : "I do not need Rep. Yoho to apologize to me. Clearly he does not want to. Clearly when given the opportunity he will not & I will not stay up late at night waiting for an apology from a man who has no remorse over calling women & using abusive language towards women."
. responds to : "These crocodile tears that the Senator from Texas is crying for first responders are too hard for me to take."
President Biden: #ValentinesDay is a big. Jill's favorite day. For real." Q: "What inspired you to do this?" @FLOTUSBiden : "I just wanted some joy. With the pandemic, just everybody's feeling a little down. So, it's just a little joy. A little hope. That's all."
Candace Owens: "I think it's pretty apparent that Mr. Lieu believes that black people are stupid and will not pursue the full clip…That was unbelievably dishonest…I'm deeply offended by the insinuation of revealing that clip without the question that was asked of me."
Jon Stewart testifies for September 11 Victim Compensation Fund: "Accountability doesn’t appear to be something that occurs in this chamber…I'm sorry if I sound angry and undiplomatic, but I am angry, and you should be too."