HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Politics & Government » Congress (Group) » #LeningradLindsey trends ...

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 07:24 PM

#LeningradLindsey trends after Graham forces asylum bill through Senate committee

Source: The Hill

#LeningradLindsey trends after Graham forces asylum bill through Senate committee

BY JESSICA CAMPISI - 08/01/19 05:50 PM EDT

The hashtag "LeningradLindsey" trended on Twitter Thursday after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) forced a controversial asylum bill through committee.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced a bill to overhaul U.S. asylum laws, waiving committee rules to force the bill through to the full Senate, where it likely won’t get the 60 votes it needs to pass.

But Graham’s move to push the bill through the panel outraged Democrats who say the South Carolina senator broke the rules on how lawmakers take up legislation in order to move a partisan bill along.

Hundreds started using the hashtag invoking Leningrad — the Soviet-era name of the Russian city of St. Petersburg — slamming Graham for the move.

-snip-


-snip-


Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/455847-leningradlindsey-trends-after-graham-forces-controversial

5 replies, 809 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply #LeningradLindsey trends after Graham forces asylum bill through Senate committee (Original post)
Eugene Aug 2019 OP
Leghorn21 Aug 2019 #1
Zambero Aug 2019 #2
hedda_foil Aug 2019 #3
UpInArms Aug 2019 #4
hedda_foil Aug 2019 #5

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 07:31 PM

1. He's at #1, yeah baby!!

For a Fistful of Rubles!


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 07:43 PM

2. Oh my!

Yet another trip to the ER to remedy the latest vapors attack.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 08:32 PM

3. OMG...That's mine. I invented a hashtag right here on DU!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hedda_foil (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 08:44 PM

4. Well done!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to UpInArms (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 12:18 AM

5. Thank you for the wonderful applause smilies, UpInArms!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread