Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the Jan 6. Select committee, explained how things have changed over the past year since the Capitol riot. Schiff said, “We can't mince words about the danger to our democracy, and that danger is posed by that former president.”
- Business Insider
Rep. Madison Cawthorn polished his gun during a Veterans' Affairs hearing, and attendees were reportedly furious
According to a 9/11 first responder who was on the Zoom call, several attendees were furious that Rep. Madison Cawthorn was seen cleaning his pistol.
- The Courier Journal
Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, swore at her husband in an argument that was inadvertently shared live with a Kentucky Senate committee.
Newt Gingrich says that Jan. 6 Committee is 'basically a lynch mob' that could go to jail if Republicans get power
"These are people who are literally just running over the law," the former house speaker said. "It's basically a lynch mob."
- Rolling Stone
"This is what it looks like when the rule of law unravels," GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, who sits on the committee, said in response to the former House speaker's comments
- Delaware Online | The News Journal
Brady's resignation comes 6 months after he faced calls to step down after controversy erupted when Delaware Online published an email he sent.
The Arizona Democratic Party unanimously voted to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for voting to uphold the filibuster
Sinema invoked the wrath of national and home state Democrats when she voted to keep the Senate filibuster on Wednesday.
Bernie Sanders says Senate Republicans are 'laughing all the way to Election Day' over the lack of votes on consequential legislation
"They have not had to cast one bloody vote — which shows us where they're at," Sanders said of the legislative inaction. "We have got to change that."
- The Hill
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Sunday accused Democrats of trying to radically change the country through voting legislation and of being "willing to destroy the institution of the Senate to pass a bill that's a non-solution looking for a problem."In a Sunday interview with John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM, Johnson criticized Democrats' push for voting rights legislation, claiming that voting is "incredibly easy" and voter suppression is not...
- The Columbus Dispatch
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House Republicans express outrage over US purchase of 'made in China' KN95 masks to fulfill mask mandate
More than 120 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives were reportedly outraged after receiving taxpayer-funded KN95 masks that turned out to be from China. It all started after Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician of the Congress, mandated the use of N95 or KN95 masks in Capitol buildings accessed by House members earlier this month, according to Fox News. Monahan’s office then distributed KN95 masks, which, to the surprise of Republican representatives, were printed with “Made in China” in bold, block letters.
- The Hill
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said President Biden cannot count on him to support "almost any" compromise social spending and climate package the Senate cobbles together, emphasizing that he must review the details of a proposal before deciding if he can vote for it.Asked by moderator Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" if Biden can count on his vote "with almost any compromise" the president arrives at with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.),...
- Statesman Journal
Former House Republican Leader Christine Drazan of Canby announced Friday she is resigning from the Oregon Legislature effective Jan. 31.
- ABC News
The Arizona Democratic Party's executive committee formally censured Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Saturday morning as a result of her inaction on changing the filibuster rules to pass voting rights reform. "...on the matter of the filibuster and the urgency to protect voting rights, we have been crystal clear. "While we take no pleasure in this announcement, the ADP Executive Board has decided to formally censure Senator Sinema as a result of her failure to do whatever it takes to ensure the health of our democracy.”
- The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio Redistricting Commission passes new 4-year maps for legislative districts, Supreme Court to review
Republicans said perfectly proportional maps weren't possible. Democrats say the maps fall short of what the Ohio Supreme Court ordered.
- The Hill
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said in an interview that he did not support deploying U.S. troops into Ukraine in the event that Russia invades the former Soviet nation, saying "we would simply be sacrificing them.""I would not support sending American troops into Ukraine in response to a Russian invasion, because frankly, I think we would simply be sacrificing them. I think the Russians would escalate dramatically," Coons told Greta Van Susteren in...
- USA TODAY
Arizona Democrats' vote Saturday came after anger from liberals who characterize Sinema as an obstructionist who helped doom voting rights bills.
The independent Senator from Vermont made the morning talk show rounds on Sunday as an NBC News poll said 72% of Americans think the country is going in the wrong direction.
Democrat Schumer on voting-rights bill’s failure to overcome Republican filibuster: ‘We made progress’
‘If the choice was to go forward or not go forward, we're much better off having gone forward,’ says Senate majority leader after the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act fails to attract a single Republican vote and two Democrats vote against exempting it from filibuster.
- The Daily Ardmoreite
Guest column: The filibuster and the elephant in the room
- Asheville Citizen-Times
Madison Cawthorn was one of just six representatives to vote against a bill about federal aid for schools. The vote was 414-6 in favor of the bill.