Capitol Police Officer Slams GOP’s Rewriting of History of Capitol Riot

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.  read more

House Democrats Announce Vote Next Week to Form Capitol Riot Commission

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. read more

Ted Cruz Demonstrates Lack of Historical Understanding, Argues That Making It Easier To Vote Would Be “Jim Crow 2.0”

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.”  read more

McCarthy Announces GOP Will Vote on Whether to Oust Liz Cheney on Wednesday

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. read more