Kevin McCarthy Wants to Withhold Money from States That Don’t Protect Statues

Kevin McCarthy wants to withhold federal funds from any state that does not protect statues from protesters. The Republican will offer a bill to give legal effect to his idea.

The House Minority Leader is reacting to recent protests following the death of George Floyd. Demonstrators have targeted several statues, particularly those depicting slaveholders and other racists. read more

Cook Political Report: GOP Losing Members of Congress at Breakneck Pace Since Trump Took Office

According to Dave Wasserman, the U.S. House editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, the Republican Party is losing members of Congress at a breakneck pace.

“Fact: when President Trump took office in January 2017, there were 241 Republicans in the House. Since then, 115 (48%) have either retired, resigned, been defeated or are retiring in 2020,” he wrote on Twitter. read more

Republican Senator Ben Sasse Criticized for Suggesting High School Grads Are “Fat and Lazy”

Senator Ben Sasse should apologize to a high school graduating class after suggesting they were fat and lazy. That’s the view of at least one member of the school board.

The Republican addressed the students from his former school, Fremont high in Nebraska, as part of their graduation. Sasse used the virtual address to attack China and even the graduates themselves. read more