“The widening Matt Gaetz scandal is proving John Boehner right,” Brian Stelter says, quoting from the former House speaker’s new book.
Boehner “saw the danger in lifting up right-wing MAGA media stars as the faces and the futures of the party.” Stelter also notes that Fox News had propped up Gaetz but has barely covered the recent allegations.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) kicked off a joint America First tour in Florida, pledging allegiance to former President Donald Trump. As the GOP grapples with leadership fractures, CNN’s Michael Smerconish suggests self-preservation is the new Republican strategy for staying in office.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) plans to launch a speaking tour alongside Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), beginning at a retirement community in Florida. Residents of the community, The Villages, tell CNN’s Randi Kaye what they think of Gaetz.
CNN’s John Berman questions why House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sides with controversial Republicans such as Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene but not long-time Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney.
A friend of embattled Republican U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida is expected to plead guilty in a sex trafficking and fraud case in a federal court in Florida, two law enforcement officials said on Thursday. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner urged his party to return to its traditional principles, saying a focus on things like fiscal responsibility and strong national defense are key to winning back control of Congress in upcoming elections.
Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner talked with CNN’s Jake Tapper about how former President Donald Trump abused the trust of his supporters by continuing to push the big lie about the 2020 election.
Brian Stelter interviews New York Times Opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury about changes to the section, like replacing the old term “op-ed” with “guest essay.” While the Times news pages strive to inform readers about “how the world is,” Kingsbury says “our opinion pages are really trying to tell our readers how the world can and perhaps should be.”
Brian Stelter searches for “the root cause” for all the “big and little lies” in the news, and cites a research on how “political sectarianism” is surging in America, partly due to the media. Researcher Eli Finkel likens it to “holy war.”
Former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson discussed the Republican Party’s loyalty to former President Donald Trump, after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy revealed his frustration with Rep. Liz Cheney who refused to back former President Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen.
CNN congressional correspondent Lauren Fox profiles Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the lawmaker former President Donald Trump and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) are backing to replace Rep. Liz Cheney if she is ousted from her leadership position as GOP conference chairwoman.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a controversial voting bill aimed at curbing access to mail-in voting in the state, joining a host of other GOP-led states pushing new limits in connection with former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 election.