Republican representatives elected New York lawmaker Elise Stefanik to a party leadership role, elevating a member staunchly loyal to Donald Trump after purging a congresswoman who was critical of the ex-president.
In an internal party vote on Friday, U.S. Congressional Republicans picked a representative fiercely loyal to Donald Trump for a leadership role, replacing another who'd voiced unvarnished criticism of the former president.
"I also want to thank President Trump for his support, he is a critical part of our Republican team." New York Representative Elise Stefanik was once seen as a moderate, but swung decisively toward the divisive former president, loudly defending him at his first impeachment trial.
CNN’s Athena Jones talks to voters in the district that GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik represents, where her rise within the party and embracing of former President Donald Trump has been met with mixed reactions.
Legendary Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein explains the differences between former Presidents Donald Trump and Richard Nixon following reports the Department of Justice under Trump demanded data on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses related to lawmakers.
In an interview with NBC, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the relationship between his country and the US, and compared President Biden to his predecessor Donald Trump. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reports.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, his wife Tricia and their family received threats of violence months after the election former President Trump falsely claimed was fraudulent. CNN’s Amara Walker reports.
Former President Donald Trump is struggling to find a challenger against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Trump publicly trashed Kemp after the governor wouldn’t help Trump cheat in the 2020 election. CNN reporter Michael Warren reports.
[NFA] The Oregon House of Representatives on Thursday night voted to expel one of its own members accused of coordinating with protesters, some of whom were armed, to allow them into the state Capitol. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators said on Thursday it had reached agreement on a framework for a proposed infrastructure spending bill that would not include any tax increases. Bryan Wood reports.
California officials on Thursday said the state has appealed a federal judge's decision to strike down its three-decade-old ban on assault-style weapons, saying the law is needed to prevent gun deaths. Gloria Tso reports.
U.S. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy denounced fellow Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday for comparing the wearing of COVID-19 masks to the Holocaust. This report produced by Jonah Green.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming dodged a question about linking Donald Trump’s election lies and GOP voting rights laws, telling Axios on HBO in an interview that voter fraud “certainly exists. I will never understand the resistance for example to voter ID, I think you ought to have to show ID to go vote.”
The top Republican in the House of Representatives signaled on Sunday that he would vote to remove fellow Republican and Trump critic Liz Cheney as a party leader. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
House Conference Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney is once again facing the ire of her colleagues and GOP voters after leaning in to greet President Joe Biden as he made his way down the aisle at his speech to a joint session of Congress. CNN’s Manu Raju reports.
Senate Republicans blocked a bill creating a commission to investigate the pro-Trump riot at the US Capitol on January 6, preventing a high-profile probe into the attack that led to the deaths of five..