Dr Anthony Fauci, the US's leading infectious disease expert, was tasked byPresident Joe Biden to give an update on the coronavirus pandemic afterlargely being sidelined in recent months by former president Donald Trump. DrFauci said the new administration would "be completely open and honest" indealing with the pandemic and, in an implicit rebuke to the Trumpadministration, said everything now would be "based on science and evidence".
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tells CNN’s Chris Cuomo that she thinks “a very considerable amount, a lot of members” of the House “still don’t yet feel safe around other members of Congress,” as US Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was stopped from bringing a concealed gun onto the House floor.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she will consult fellow Democrats about the Senate's readiness to begin former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on charges of inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that former President Donald Trump did not incite the riot at the Capitol earlier this month, contradicting previous comments he made that the President did bear some responsibility for the assault.
When asked on Thursday if an impeachment trial of former U.S. president Donald Trump would undercut a message of unity, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ignoring all that he did would be "harmful to unity".