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Lawmakers' fiery language under scrutiny
Several Republican members of Congress are facing new scrutiny for their incendiary language supporting the movement to overturn the election results in the hours, days and weeks before the siege on the Capitol.
"Why would we merge with Congress party, they are too small in West Bengal," said Vice-President of West Bengal All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Saugata Roy on January 19. "Adhir Ranjan's party is too small in West Bengal. They won only 2 seats here in Lok Sabha elections, why would we merge with them? They (Congress) should fight BJP on their own. There is no question of joining hands with Congress. TMC can fight BJP alone," said Roy.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar slammed Congress over its booklet over farm laws 'kheti ka khoon teen kale kanoon' released by party leader Rahul Gandhi. He asked Congress is talking about 'kheti ka khoon' but what about bloodbath during the partition? "3,000 Sikhs were burnt alive in Delhi in 1984. Was it not bloodshed?...Lakhs of farmers died by suicide during Congress rule, was there no blood in their bodies?," Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi releases a booklet over the three farm laws of central government at the party headquarters in Delhi
Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is now being confirmed for another top job--that of Treasury Secretary in the Biden administration. And according to Business Insider, she says raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would have little to no impact on employment. Democrats support raising the minimum wage, but it remains a partisan issue due to its potential effects on the economy. GOP lawmakers consistently argue that raising the minimum wage would cost the country millions of jobs.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke on the floor of the Senate for the first time since a deadly riot at the US capitol and said that the mob who invaded the building were “fed lies and provoked by the President.”
Former FBI Director James Comey gave an interview to the Guardian. In the interview he eviscerated President Donald Trump, his supporters, and the Republican Party. He described the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol as the US's "Chernobyl." Comey said the riots were the result of a breakdown in the country's checks and balances caused by Trump. Comey has been forthright about the president in recent days.
Some of President Donald Trump’s most influential supporters – among them members of his inner circle who were in direct contact with the President – spoke in ominous and violent terms about what was coming on January 6. CNN’s Drew Griffin takes a look.
The warning signs on social media were clear: calls for civil war, death, attacks on law enforcement. Now experts warn that the calls for violence have only intensified ahead of Inauguration Day. CNN’s Drew Griffin reports.
The mob of Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol included conspiracy theorists linked to QAnon and the Proud Boys – two right-wing extremist factions that President Donald Trump repeatedly refused to condemn. CNN’s Drew Griffin reports.