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.
CNN’s Abby Phillip and David Chalian discuss the rift within the Democratic party between those who want to end the Senate filibuster so their priorities can get pushed through the Senate by majority vote and those, like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who say that doing so would not be in the spirit of bipartisanship.
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.
CNN’s David Chalian says that Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) questioning whether or not President Joe Biden is being controlled by his staff and not really in charge is another example of the GOP trying to find a way to attack Biden, something they have yet to be successful at thus far.
President Joe Biden plans to announce a withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the upcoming twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to three people familiar with the plans. The withdrawal extends the US troop presence past a May 1 deadline set by the Trump administration in an agreement with the Taliban, but only by a matter of months. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports.
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.
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.