Liz Cheney, whose criticism of former President Donald Trump led to her being ousted from House Republican leadership, said that her role as a member of Congress obligated her to oppose the widespread lie of fraud in the 2020 election.
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.”
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the department to evaluate how it obtains records from Congress in light of revelations that the previous administration had used secret subpoenas to collect Democratic lawmakers' communications. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Brian Stelter asks CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist what he wants to hear at an upcoming meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland. Feist says news execs want more specifics about Trump-era spying and more protections for journalists doing their jobs. “The most important goal,” he says, “is to prevent this from happening in the future, not just by the Biden administration, but by future administrations.”
More than one-third of all rural EMS are in danger of closing after the pandemic further stretched resources and funding, according to the National Rural Health Association. CNN’s Lucy Kafanov reports from Wyoming where the problem is especially dire.
[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.
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.