Representative David Cicilline (D-R.I.) wrote a letter to his fellow lawmakers arguing that a resolution will be forthcoming to censure three House Republicans for the role they played in downplaying the severity of the January 6 storming of the United States Capitol.
Meghan McCain criticized Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for “behaving like an animal” after video footage surfaced showing Greene harassing Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and later taunting Ocasio-Cortez’s staff members through the mailbox, mocking them for keeping the door locked.
Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) criticized Republicans who have attempted to rewrite the history of the January 6 storming of the United States Capitol, likening the gaslighting of the event to something “out of North Korea.”
Speaking to CNN, Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, who fought off a violent group of former President Donald Trump‘s supporters who stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, expressed his fury at Republicans who have attempted to rewrite the history of the event, which was spurred by Trump’s falsehoods that the 2020 general election was fraudulent. Five people, including a Capitol Police officer, died during the attack.
The House of Representatives has reached a deal to form an independent commission to investigate the January 6 storming of the United States Capitol. The House is expected to vote on the bill to establish the commission by early next week.
Joel Greenberg, the Seminole County tax collector at the center of the federal investigation into Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.) is expected to plead guilty to federal charges. The terms of his plea agreement and what charges he might plead guilty to have not yet been made publicly available.
In an appearance on “CBS This Morning,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases,” said he doesn’t “understand” Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who continued to entertain conspiracy theories about the origins of Covid-19 during a hearing on the pandemic response.
After Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) was officially ousted from her conference chair position for refusing to entertain former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about the 2020 general election, Representative Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) was criticized for a tweet that took delight in her fall from the GOP‘s good graces.
Christopher Miller, the former acting Secretary of Defense, told House lawmakers during his public testimony on Capitol Hill that he never spoke with former President Donald Trump even as violence erupted after a group of his supporters stormed the United States Capitol on January 6.
After House Republicans voted to oust Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her conference chair position––which effectively made her the third most powerful Republican in the chamber––Cheney vowed to do “everything I can” to keep former President Donald Trump from taking office again.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) offered the latest criticism of former President Donald Trump, saying he is “dividing” the Republican Party as it splits into a camp of those who back his fictitious claims that the 2020 general election was fraudulent and those who don’t.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced that Democrats will vote as early as next week on legislation to create an independent commission that will investigate the Capitol riot of January 6, the day a mob of former President Donald Trump‘s supporters stormed the United States Capitol in a bid to overturn the results of the 2020 general election. Concurrently, Democrats will consider a measure that would beef up security at the Capitol complex.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) criticized Democrats for working to pass election reforms, arguing that making it easier for citizens to vote would be “Jim Crow 2.0.”
“This legislation is profoundly dangerous, and the reason it suppresses millions of votes is by allowing millions of people to vote illegally,” Cruz said during a Senate rules committee hearing on the bill. “That is the intended effect and that would be the actual effect of this bill. It dilutes the legal votes of American citizens.”
Speaking at a Rules Committee meeting on an election reform bill, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized Republicans for backing former President Donald Trump’s “big lie that the election was stolen.”
President Joe Biden announced that 1 million Americans have signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after his administration reopened the health care exchange for a special sign-up period.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) used her Twitter to draw attention to the “Fire Fauci Act,” legislation she introduced that would reduce the salary of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases, to $0.
In a letter to lawmakers, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced that House Republicans would vote on whether to oust Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) this Wednesday.
“This is no time to take our eye off the ball. If we are to succeed in stopping the radical Democrat agenda from destroying our country, these internal conflicts need to be resolved so as not to detract from the efforts of our collective team,” McCarthy wrote. “Having heard from so many of you in recent days, it’s clear that we need to make a change. As such, you should anticipate a vote on recalling the Conference Chair this Wednesday.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) has signed a measure repealing the ability of the state‘s residents to perform citizen’s arrests after outrage at the 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery raised concerns about the practice.
Writing on Twitter, Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) says he warned House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) that his support for efforts by conservatives to challenge the results of the 2020 general election would lead to violence, but that McCarthy ignored and brushed aside his concerns.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) avoided commenting on the hold former President Donald Trump has on the GOP, pivoting discussion instead to the Republican Party’s hopes for the midterm elections, a time when incumbent administrations typically lose seats.