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National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason appeared on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” last night to discuss Mitt Romney’s continued inability to stand up to the right wing fringe of the Republican party. Video of his appearance is below, courtesy of MSNBC:

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In “The Very Last Word,” Conason reiterated a point from his most recent column: if Romney can’t stand up to the crazies at his campaign events, why should anyone expect him to stand up to the crazies in Congress?

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, center, speaks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind him.

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

With the Delta variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus surging in the United States — especially in red states with large numbers of unvaccinated Americans — Capitol physician Brian Monahan is reinstituting a mask mandate for the U.S. House of Representatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is honoring that mandate, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, pandering to the GOP's MAGA base, is opposed. And when Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about McCarthy's opposition, she had some scathing words for the California congressman.

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