Former California Democratic Congresswoman Katie Hill, who resigned amid allegations of inappropriate relationships with campaign staffers, reacts to Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz invoking her name in an op-ed he wrote declaring he would not resign over allegations of violating sex trafficking laws – claims that he denies.
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.
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.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday made a fiery appeal for U.S companies to foot the bill for his $2 trillion-plus infrastructure plan, but signaled an openness to negotiate how big their tax bill should be. This report produced by Jonah Green.
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.
Brian Stelter says “the beginning of the Biden years is not the end of Trump’s war on truth” because the fractures and fault lines are still present: “The mainstreaming of conspiracy thinking, the demonizing of others, the gaslighting.” He says Tucker Carlson is now leading the “war” by parroting a white supremacist conspiracy theory.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that the Biden administration prefers to pass a bipartisan infrastructure package, but “the president has said we have to get this done.”