Around the South for Jun 29: AR, AL & VA


Arkansas: New monument smashed. A 32-year old man who destroyed a similar monument in Oklahoma last year drove his vehicle into a monument commemorating the Ten Commandments on the Capitol grounds in Little Rockyesterday. Capitol police promptly arrested Michael Tate Reed, who yelled “freedom” as he smashed the granite slab with his vehicle, less than 24-hours after it was erected ……. Alabama: Brooks has Trump problem. US Rep. Mo Brooks (R), in a tough three-way US Senate primary on August 15, is likely to face difficulties from his attacks on candidate Donald Trump last year. At one point, Brooks, a Ted Cruz supporter, referred to Trump as a “serial adulterer,” reports The Hill. Brooks faces US Sen. Luther Strange (R), incumbent-by-appointment, and former state Chief Justice Roy Moore ……. Virginia: Beyer would change House elections. US Rep. Don Beyer (D), citing the growing divisiveness of American politics, touted his newly introduced “Fair Representation Act” in an op/ed in yesterday’s Washington Post. The bill would allow voters to rank their votes for Congress based on their preferences and would also allow states to create multi-member congressional districts …….