During the Senate hearing on the Capitol riot, Sen.
Ron Johnson (R-WI) claimed that the vast majority of Trump supporters are pro-law enforcement but the former Capitol police chief said that many rioters at the Capitol identified themselves as police and tried to illegally enter the building.
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).
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.
United States Capitol police say that supporters of Donald Trump, who launched the deadly attack on the Capitol last month, have indicated their wish to 'blow up' the building, and possibly during a coming address by President Joe Biden. Jayson Albano reports.
Republican lawmakers are introducing bills to reduce voting accessibility across the nation, building off of former President Trump’s election fraud claims during the 2020 election. CNN’s Dianne Gallagher tells us more.
In a blow to Democrats, the Senate parliamentarian ruled the chamber cannot include President Joe Biden's proposed $15-an-hour minimum wage in a $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill the party aims to pass without Republican votes, lawmakers said on Thursday. Gloria Tso reports.
The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against including the increase in the minimum wage in the Covid-19 relief bill, an aide familiar with the process and two sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell CNN.
CNN’s Manu Raju reports on Senate moderates Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) presenting obstacles in the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved of an operation to capture or kill dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in 2018, according to a declassified intelligence assessment released on Friday. Freddie Joyner has more.
The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it would investigate the rising tide of hate crimes in America, as Asian Americans have experienced a growing number of racially motivated attacks since former President Donald Trump began referring to COVID-19 as a "China virus." This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.