Capitol Ink | Best of 2019

The only constant in this wild year was unpredictability

Posted December 23, 2019 at 9:30am

Quid pro WHOA — what a year!

In January, Democrats took control of the House amid what would become the longest federal government shutdown in history. Springtime brought, besides cherry blossoms, special counsel Robert S. Mueller II’s release of his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election — and a blindsiding by his own boss, Attorney General William Barr.

And as autumn fell, those pesky House Dems launched an inquiry into President Donald Trump over his alleged withholding of congressionally appropriated funds to Ukraine for political purposes. and capping the year with the House adopting two articles of impeachment against Trump.

The wild events of 2019 gave cartoonists like me plenty of political fish to fry.

Here are my picks for this year’s best of Capitol Ink:

Pelosi The Riveter

Published Jan. 29

Every Day Is Valentine’s Day for Trump

Published Feb. 13
Published Feb. 13

In Trump’s Corner

Published Feb. 28
Published Feb. 28

Subpoena Blossoms

Published Apr. 3.
Published Apr. 3.

One Man Bandwagon

Published May 21.
Published May 21.

Barr-tleby the Scrivener

Published June 10.
Published June 10.

Book TV

Published July 22.
Published July 22.

Family Road Trip

Published Aug. 1.
Published Aug. 1.

CO2 Congress

Published Sept. 19.
Published Sept. 19.

Impeachment March

Published Sept. 25
Published Sept. 25

World Series Unity

Published Oct. 22.
Published Oct. 22.

Wicked Witch Hunt

Published Oct. 28.
Published Oct. 28.

Trick or Trump

Published Oct. 31.
Published Oct. 31.

Twitter Testimony

Published Nov. 19.
Published Nov. 19.

’Twas the Night Before Impeachment

Published Dec. 17.
Published Dec. 17.

Impeachment Clap Back

Published Dec. 18.
Published Dec. 18.