The Briefcase: Dear Mitch McConnell (plus North Korea and Clay Higgins)

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Mitch McConnell has been our Senator since we were toddlers. We have thoughts. 

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North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, and the Trump administration is considering U.S. options. We discuss how we'd handle this escalating situation if we were in the White House. 

Representative Clay Higgins filmed himself discussing his public service in a gas chamber in Auschwitz. He has apologized. We reflect on whether we're losing our sense of sacred spaces. 

We discuss listener feedback on patriotism before turning to our thoughts on Kentucky Senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Believe it or not, McConnell used to be a moderate and even helped work toward passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. But the Senator has built his career on tactical, rather than legislative, achievements and is now seeking the tactical victory of repealing the Affordable Care Act. We talk about what we've observed and hoped for in our Senator.