Former Congresswoman Donna Edwards, White House reporter for Politico Eugene Daniels, and founder of Country Over Party Matthew Dowd react to the news that the 1/6 select committee will hold their first hearing with Capitol and D.C. police officers
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The Ohio Republican could be subpoenaed to testify about his exchanges with the then-president on the day the U.S. Capitol was attacked.
- Business Insider
Police officer responds to GOP claims that Capitol rioters were tourists: 'If that's what American tourists are like, I can see why foreign countries don't like American tourists'
Officer Daniel Hodges referred to insurrectionists as "terrorists" and defended his remarks by reading the definition of domestic terrorism under US law.
The Fox News personality mocked police officers who testified about fending off violent Donald Trump supporters with a spoof awards ceremony.
"You cannot watch this testimony and say that it’s not a big deal," the Fox News anchor said.
- Business Insider
GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik lies and says 'Nancy Pelosi bears responsibility' for the pro-Trump January 6 insurrection
Stefanik was echoing a talking point that has become central to the GOP's effort to whitewash the deadly insurrection and rewrite history.
- Washington Post
Since Donald Trump won the 2016 election, his namesake company has appeared to be running in place. The Trump Organization hasn't opened a new property since its (now shuttered) Vancouver hotel in February 2017. Its biggest plans for expansion - two new lower-cost hotel chains aimed at Trump-friendly states - were canceled in 2019. Trump had left his adult sons Eric and Donald Jr. in charge, along with now-indicted executive Allen Weisselberg. They appeared to be simply trying to hold Trump's od
He kissed up to Trump only for the former president to endorse his rival.
A Capitol Police Officer Slammed His Fist on the Table While Addressing January 6-Denying Congressmen
Meanwhile, other officers' testimony suggested that what happened that day was not all random.
- Kansas City Star
“Nobody out in Olathe would know how to work with someone at 23rd and Van Brunt,” a state lawmaker in Kansas City said.
(Bloomberg) -- Six weeks after a federal judge ordered the Biden administration to resume selling oil and gas leases on federal land, there’s no sign it has and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland struggled Tuesday to explain why.“We are evaluating our options,” Haaland told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee amid sharp criticism from Republicans. “There’s a lot of work that goes into moving that forward.”A Louisiana-based federal district judge issued a preliminary injunction June 15
- Washington Examiner
On the eve of the first scheduled meeting of the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riot, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy made a last-ditch effort to seat the Republicans who House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected from the committee.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department in a court filing on Tuesday declined to defend Republican congressman Mo Brooks in a lawsuit that alleges he conspired to instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Brooks had asked the Justice Department consider him covered by the Westfall Act, which protects federal employees from being sued for actions taken as part of their jobs, concerning the lawsuit brought by Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell. The Justice Department's filing could indicate it may not defend former President Donald Trump, who has also been sued by Swalwell for allegedly conspiring to incite the attack.
- Business Insider
Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham mocked the harrowing police testimony about the Capitol riot with snickers and a 'best political performance' trophy
The Fox News hosts sneered at the police officers who testified about being attacked, racially abused, and suffering PTSD after the insurrection.
“I think you’ve been, with all due respect and I love you, gaslighting, changing the subject," Rivera told his fellow Fox News personality.
State Rep. Jake Ellzey will head to Congress after defeating Trump-endorsed Susan Wright in a runoff featuring two GOP candidates.
- The Daily Beast
REUTERSThe clouds of teargas hadn’t even cleared the battle-scarred hallways of the United States Capitol Complex before Republicans, led by House Minority “Leader” Kevin McCarthy, set about writing an alternate history of the insurrection their president and party had gleefully incited.An organized conservative disinformation campaign turned violent rioters into peaceful “tourists.” Republican lawmakers refused to even speak to D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone and other officers seriously wou
The woman — identified as 52-year-old Tammi Jeka — reportedly exclaimed, "I am a white woman. There is only one race," during the occurrence
- National Review
Adam Kinzinger dismissed those alleging that Congress was at fault for investigating the Capitol riot, but not the BLM riots of last summer.
- Idaho Statesman
Without reform, a continued increase in government borrowing will hold back economic growth.
- Yahoo News
These 6 red and blue states tell you everything you need to know about where Delta is hitting hardest — and why
An average of nearly twice as many people per capita are now hospitalized for COVID-19 in states that voted for Donald Trump in 2020 as in states that voted for Joe Biden, according to a Yahoo News analysis.