Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Senator Ted Cruz defended former President Donald Trump, and mocked Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for tweeting in January that Cuz "almost had me murdered" - a reference to suggestions that Cruz helped foment the Jan. 6 Capitol violence by Trump supporters.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was bombarded with negative press after he was spotted on social media hopping on a flight to Cancun with his family amid a devastating winter storm and subsequent power grid failure. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why what ended up being a very short trip was such a bad look.
CNN’s Dana Bash points out that Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) line of questioning to attorney general nominee Merrick Garland about the partisanship of the Justice Department noticeably didn’t include the Trump administration and Cruz’s own role in the discourse.
CNN political commentators Scott Jennings and Amanda Carpenter discuss how President Donald Trump has altered the Republican Party, challenging the course of action the GOP needs to make in the future.
A sprawling camp in the Mexican city of Matamoros, within sight of the Texan border, has since 2019 been one of the most powerful reminders of the human toll of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to keep migrants out of the United States. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
The rapper is teaming up with U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee and executives at the National Association of Christian Churches Disaster Services to help rebuild homes for those in need in her native Houston, Texas.
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CNN’s Erin Burnett says Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is not trying to improve the Covid-19 relief bill or change any senators minds by having the over 600 page bill read on the floor, but rather pulling a “simplistic circus stunt.”
CNN’s Erin Burnett reacts to an opinion article published by former Vice President Mike Pence that made claims about what happened in the 2020 election and was filled with attacks on a Democratic elections reform bill known as HR 1.
Anthony Aguero, a close ally of Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, took part in the January 6 mob at the Capitol and said he was among those who eventually made their way into the building. CNN’s Erin Burnett reports this contradicts a conspiracy theory that continues to be pushed by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI).
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) weighs in on Fox News host Tucker Carlson calling QAnon supporters “gentle people.” Quigley was at the Capitol on January 6 when a pro-Trump mob stormed the building, leaving five dead and dozens injured.
A report posted by Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren features a collection of social media posts and tweets that span dozens of pages from Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar where he urges supporters to “hold the line,” days before what would become the Capitol insurrection.
Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell has sued Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other allies of the former president over the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol when violent Trump supporters tried to stop the certification of Trump's election defeat. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.