Will the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump already be over by the time you listen to this week's Reason Roundtable podcast? Not quite, though who the hell knows what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–Ky.) and his caucus have up their sleeves? So, to mark the occasion 33 months after President Trump canned FBI Director James Comey, thus kicking off the first real talk of the I-word, Peter Suderman, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and I hand out our awards for Best and also Worst impeachment-related actor to date. Hint: Lotta libertarians among the former, not so many in the latter.
Because that's not fraught enough, the gang also bandy about Hillary Clinton's spectacular contribution to the Democratic gender wars over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.), dissect Joe Biden (and conservative) anger-bearing over Big Tech and Section 230, and point out that Sanders is pretty freaking weird because HE'S A SOCIALIST.
Audio production by Ian Keyser and Regan Taylor.
Hidden Agenda by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Relevant links from the show:
"Trump's Impeachment Trial Will Only Make Us Hate Washington Even More," by Nick Gillespie
"The Impeachment End Game, II," by David Post
"By Withholding Funds to Ukraine, Trump Broke the Law," by Peter Suderman
"Warren Accuses Sanders of Saying a Woman Couldn't Win in 2020," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
"Watch the Media Manufacture a Dumb Story About Bernie Sanders and Sexism," by Robby Soave
"Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Fight for Feminist Crown," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
"Bill Clinton Accuses Bernie Bros of Sexism. Yes, That Bill Clinton." By Robby Soave
"Politicians Want to Destroy Section 230, the Internet's First Amendment," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown and Paul Detrick
"No 'Insurrection' or Violence at Virginia Gun Rights Rally," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
- General media panic, specifically about VA gun rights rally