Trump supporter to replace Liz Cheney in top Republican role
Friday, 14 May 2021 Two days after Liz Cheney was fired from one of the most senior roles in the Republican Party, she has been replaced by New York Representative Elise Stefanik, an outspoken supporter of former president Donald Trump.
U.S. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy denounced fellow Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday for comparing the wearing of COVID-19 masks to the Holocaust. This report produced by Jonah Green.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming dodged a question about linking Donald Trump’s election lies and GOP voting rights laws, telling Axios on HBO in an interview that voter fraud “certainly exists. I will never understand the resistance for example to voter ID, I think you ought to have to show ID to go vote.”
Republican representatives elected New York lawmaker Elise Stefanik to a party leadership role, elevating a member staunchly loyal to Donald Trump after purging a congresswoman who was critical of the ex-president. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
CNN’s Athena Jones talks to voters in the district that GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik represents, where her rise within the party and embracing of former President Donald Trump has been met with mixed reactions.
Donald Trump’s presidency began with lies and ended in insurrection. CNN’s Drew Griffin charts the extraordinary power of his rhetoric, and meets the Capitol rioter who believes Trump was “anointed by God.” See more at CNN.com/capitolriot.
“We are encouraged and hopeful that the promises the DOJ is making appear to be set in stone,” CNN assistant general counsel Drew Shenkman says, in the wake Attorney General Merrick Garland’s meeting with news outlets about Trump-era spying on journalists.
"In our most joyful moments and in our most grief-stricken days, he was there with us, sensitive to our every unspoken feeling and emotion. We love our sweet, good boy and will miss him always," the Bidens said in a statement. This report produced by Jonah Green.
Newly released footage from January 6 shows a supporter of former President Donald Trump taunting, stalking and punching law enforcement outside the US Capitol – the latest release of up-close video of rioters who have been charged with assaulting police.
Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey and Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania tell CNN’s Dana Bash they’re determined to show the American people that their parties can still work together despite the current political climate.
Some members of the Republican Party have been unwavering in their efforts to rewrite reality, from the Capitol insurrection to critical race theory. CNN’s Pamela Brown lists the top 5 claims from the week.
CNN’s Pamela Brown talks to conservative talk radio host Mike Broomhead about the Republican-led election audit in Arizona that is entering its final stages, despite a process that was plagued by questions about transparency.
A 42-year-old volunteer working with New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams’ campaign was stabbed multiple times in the Bronx. New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Edward Riley confirmed the stabbing to CNN.