You know what the labor protests in Wisconsin could use, according to a deputy attorney general in Indiana? A massacre. “Use live ammunition,” Jeff Cox tweeted Saturday night in response to a report that police might clear protesters out of Madison’s capitol building. Asked to clarify his tweet by Mother Jones, Cox doubled down: “You’re damned right I advocate deadly force.” Definitely the worst deputy attorney general since that guy in Michigan a few months ago. [Mother Jones]
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his family….
I thank Pat for his outstanding service and will be naming Secretary of the Army, Mark Esper, to be the new Acting Secretary of Defense. I know Mark, and have no doubt he will do a fantastic job!