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Sen. Amy Klobuchar in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

Today began the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, even as millions of Americans are already voting for a new president who ought to make this appointment next year. As the hearings opened, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) delivered a thoroughgoing and passionate denunciation of the "sham" process and warned against the views espoused by Barrett – who will, she warned, do away with the Affordable Care Act and the protections it affords in the middle of a deadly pandemic.

If you listen to only one speech on the Barrett nomination – and its illegitimacy under the Republicans' own rules – then listen to Klobuchar.

Trump adviser Jason Miller

Screenshot from Lincoln Project "Deadbeat"/YouTiube

Nobody knows how to take down a Republican hack like another Republican (or former Republican) hack. Which is why we clicked instantly when this Lincoln Project video about Jason Miller popped up on the screen. What, you've never heard of Jason Miller, the Trump campaign spokesman? Most days you can find Miller on TV, spouting vicious nonsense about his betters, like Col. Alexander Vindman or Sen. Kamala Harris.

Of course the Lincoln Project team knows their old colleague Miller well – and what they find amazing is that anyone would employ him, invite him as a guest, or listen to him for more than ten seconds. It's even more amazing that he still opens his loud mouth to criticize anyone else after what he has done and confessed.

But you can decide what to make of Jason Miller after watching "Deadbeat." Warning: It's R-rated and extremely funny.