Republican Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy tells CNN’s Dana Bash that the GOP should focus on courting new voters and pushing successful policies in the next elections, warning that continued idolization of former President Trump will lead to losses.
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said she would back her onetime boss, former President Donald Trump, if he decides to run for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination again in 2024 and not mount a bid against him. Punch Bowl News founder Anna Palmer tells CNN why she thinks this might be.
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.”
Republican Julia Letlow will win the special election in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District, CNN projects. Letlow will take the seat that her late husband Luke, who won last year’s election but died in December after being diagnosed with Covid-19, was never able to hold.
[NFA] U.S. states across the nation from Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, Massachusetts and Mississippi are loosening or lifting COVID-19 restrictions as reported infections are on the decline, but health officials are strongly warning against it. Colette Luke has more.
CNN’s Dana Bash and Nia-Malika Henderson explain why Republican colleagues of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) are not rallying to his defense as Federal investigators look into his relationships with young women.