Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy this week over his decision to pull Republicans from the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
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The House is forging ahead with its investigation into the January 6 insurrection despite widespread GOP opposition. Speaker Nancy Pelosi tapped Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger to serve on the select committee alongside his colleague, Liz Cheney. CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion joins CBSN to discuss what to expect.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is blasting members of his own party, Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, as 'Pelosi Republicans' for joining the House Select Cmte. investigating the Capitol insurrection just hours before the panel's first hearing. Peter Baker, Yamiche Alcindor, and Chuck Rosenberg all join.
Andrea Mitchell is joined by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) to discuss the January 6th committee hearing tomorrow and infrastructure debates in Congress. Responding to Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy calling Rep. Liz Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger “Pelosi Republicans,” Rep. Hoyer asserts that they are "real Republicans" and explains, “the difference is, and this is the key, they both believe in the truth. That ought not to be a partisan issue.”
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Four police officers who fought tooth and nail to defend the U.S. Capitol and suffered broken bones and racist taunts from Donald Trump's supporters on January 6 testified on Tuesday before a Congressional committee probing the attack.Sergeant Aquilino Gonell of the U.S. Capitol Police vividly recalled battling the rioters:"We fought hand-to-hand and inch-by-inch to prevent an invasion of the Capitol by a violent mob intent on subverting our democratic process."Michael Fanone, with D.C.'s Metropolitan Police said he was assaulted and beaten unconscious by Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol:"I was grabbed, beaten, tased, all while being called a traitor to my country."The Congressional panel of seven Democrats and two Republicans played harrowing video from the officers’ body-worn cameras, underscoring their testimonies.The mob besieged the Capitol after outgoing President Donald Trump gave an incendiary speech falsely claiming his 2020 election loss was the result of fraud.The rioters were intent on stopping lawmakers from certifying the election results."Some wearing 'MAGA' hats, and shirts that said 'Trump 2020.' I told them to just leave the Capitol. And in response they yelled, 'no, man, this is our house. President Trump invited us here.'"Their prejudices were plain to Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn. The following account contains racist and offensive language."One woman in a pink 'MAGA' shirt yelled, 'You hear that, guys, this nigger voted for Joe Biden!' Then the crowd, perhaps around twenty people, joined in, screaming 'Boo! Fucking nigger!' No one had ever – ever - called me a 'nigger' while wearing the uniform of a Capitol Police officer."The rioters battled their way inside and forced lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence to flee. The witnesses on Tuesday said the stakes were clear."What were you fighting for that day?""Democracy."Only two Republican lawmakers - Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois - joined the panel over the objections of their party leaders.GOP leaders rejected a proposed bipartisan outside commission, and last week pulled their support for this special select committee.Many Republicans have tried distance the attack from the rhetoric and encouragement of Trump and others in the party who repeated false claims about the election. Some Republicans have tried to downplay or deny the violence of January 6.Officer Fanone had this to say to them.“The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful! [FLASH] But nothing – truly, nothing – has prepared me to address those elected members of our government who continue to deny the events of that day, and, in doing so, betray their oath of office. ”Trump recently praised some of the rioters, calling them a "loving crowd," who were "hugging and kissing" police.Sgt. Gonnell, who suffered broken bones in clashes with riots, had a response to that. "I’m still recovering from those hugs and kisses.”
- 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.
The Ohio Republican could be subpoenaed to testify about his exchanges with the then-president on the day the U.S. Capitol was attacked.
- 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.
"You cannot watch this testimony and say that it’s not a big deal," the Fox News anchor said.
One of the most poignant stories to come out of the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6 is from Texas […] The post Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson recalls running into ‘lost’ insurrectionist before Capitol attack appeared first on TheGrio.
- 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
"Just because she loves drama doesn’t mean I have to attend the performance,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
He kissed up to Trump only for the former president to endorse his rival.
- 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.
- Washington Examiner
The decision from Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois to sit on the select committee formed to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol attack at the direction of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ostracized them from their fellow House Republicans, and some in the conference want to make that formal.
(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
The nearly 60 Texas Democrats who fled the state and jetted to Washington, D.C., to block a pair of GOP-backed voting bills are asking the public to donate Dr. Pepper, candy, and toiletries as they mark the nearly two-week anniversary of their departure.
- Washington Examiner
John Lund was in the midst of a busy day running his business providing custom auto-tuning and revisions to cars when armed agents from the Environmental Protection Agency arrived.
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.
State Rep. Jake Ellzey will head to Congress after defeating Trump-endorsed Susan Wright in a runoff featuring two GOP candidates.
- Washington Examiner
Texas state House Speaker Dade Phelan issued an arrest warrant on Sunday for a Democrat who fled to Washington, D.C., to stonewall a pair of GOP-backed voting bills.