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.”
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.
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.