While Taylor Swift’s new man friend and Jwan Yosef‘s booty pics took over everyone’s social media feeds this week, the political power players were busy doing all sorts of things while you weren’t looking. Here’s just a few of the stories that you really need to know about it.
CIRCUIT QUEEN: Nancy Pelosi defended her icon status by taking time out from watching House Republicans implode to enjoy a night on the town at a local gay bar in Washington, D.C. [Read all about it on Queerty]
DEBATE DEBACLE: With his polls numbers circling the drain, Ron “Don’t Say Gay” DeSantis’ humiliating performance at the second GOP presidential debate was capped off with his signature brand of homophobia. [Read all about it on LGBTQ Nation]
PREACH: Texas Democrat Rep. Jasmine Crockett obliterated the GOP’s sham indictment inquiry of President Biden with an epic read for the ages.
BEER BRO: Sen. John Fetterman gave Republicans a boozy clap back for all their hard work spearheading the nonsensical impeachment inquiry while the government heads to a shutdown.
SHANTAY YOU STAY: A federal judge has ruled the Texas law aimed at banning drag performances is unconstitutional. [Read all about it on LGBTQ Nation]
YES SIR: Departing Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley used his retirement speech to get one last dig at the ex-president who appointed him in 2018. Thank you for your service, Sir!
And Donald Trump’s MAGA devotees are mad about it.