As Speaker Pelosi vows to find the full truth and hold all accountable for what led to the January 6th riot at the Capitol, GOP leader Kevin McCarthy has made his picks for the committee investigating the insurrection. McCarthy has tapped three Republicans who voted against certifying President Biden’s election win. Four of the Republicans tapped voted against having a commission at all. MSNBC’s Ari Melber discusses the significance of the picks with the director of Defending Democracy Together, Bill Kris
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- Associated Press Videos
As the Jan. 6 congressional probe is set to begin, Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House committee investigating the insurrection at the Capitol, recalled his experience on that day in an interview with the Associated Press. (July 26)
The first hearing for the House select committee investigating the January 6th Capitol Hill riot featured emotional testimony from four Capitol Police officers attacked by alleged “Trump-inspired” rioters. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber discusses the need for accountability and the committee’s full subpoena power.
- The Independent
‘The only thing that makes it better is watching Adam ‘full of Schiff’ Schiff pretend to cry’
- Rolling Stone
Watch: Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz Get Heckled off the Stage While Defending Capitol Rioters
Greene has been publicly harassing people she opposes for years. On Tuesday, the tables were turned
- 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.
- 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.
State Rep. Jake Ellzey will head to Congress after defeating Trump-endorsed Susan Wright in a runoff featuring two GOP candidates.
- 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 (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.
- 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.
The woman — identified as 52-year-old Tammi Jeka — reportedly exclaimed, "I am a white woman. There is only one race," during the occurrence
- Miami Herald
As thousands of Cuban Americans marched in Washington Monday to call for the U.S. to put more pressure on Cuba’s government, former President Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer Rudy Giuliani came to Miami to denounce Cuba’s communist regime. He spoke to a small group of people outside of Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana.
- 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
- 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.
- Business Insider
Newsom vows California will have the 'strongest vaccine verification system in the US' as mandate is announced
California state employees and all healthcare workers must soon get vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested weekly, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced.
Gavin Newsom And Marjorie Taylor Greene Trade Barbs On Twitter Over Vaccines: “Disgraceful…Murderous” – Updated
UPDATED, with Greene comment and Newsom response: California Governor Gavin Newsom called out Tucker Carlson and other figures on the right specifically for spreading vaccine misinformation and urged others to do so. In an appearance on MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Reports, Newsom said that the 25% of California residents who remain unvaccinated was due to an […]
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
An endorsement from former president Donald Trump was not enough to lift Susan Wright to victory.
Thousands of mostly maskless attendees attended the Phoenix rally featuring the former president.