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: