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.”
CNN’s John Avlon breaks down Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for corporations to stay out of politics, after companies such as Delta and Coke vocalized objections to Georgia’s new voting law.
[NFA] President Joe Biden on Thursday faced the prospect of all-out political war with Republicans over his $2 trillion blueprint to revitalize America's infrastructure. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia told CNN that the deadly attack on January 6th at the US Capitol “changed” him, saying, “you can’t have this many people split to where they want to go to war with each other” as he calls for Democrats and Republicans to work together on top legislative priorities in a divided Washington.
Robby Soave argues that a recent “60 Minutes” story about Florida’s vaccine rollout and Governor Ron DeSantis was wildly flawed. Soave says the story aided DeSantis politically because the governor responded by criticizing the media, and “being anti-media is probably the single thing that unites all conservatives.”
On CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas says that his party’s continued focus on former President Trump’s lies and grievances “is not helpful for us” moving forward.
Conventional wisdom suggests the best-case scenario for Joe Biden is for Democrats to sweep the two Senate runoffs in Georgia in January – putting Democrats in control of both sides of Congress as well as the White House. However, Chris Cillizza argues in his latest episode of The Point that a divided Congress may actually be a good thing for Biden.