House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joked at an event that it “will be hard not to hit” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the speaker’s gavel if Republicans take control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms and he becomes speaker. CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux reports Pelosi’s spokesperson and deputy chief of staff swiftly condemned the comments.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that the Supreme Court “will look at precedent and reach their decision” in a Mississippi case that could topple the landmark abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade.
A Pennsylvania mom says she was hesitant about the Covid-19 vaccine with not knowing its effects but credits prayer and doing research for changing her mind. Read more on vaccine safety at the CDC’s website.
Consumer prices were up 5.4% in June, the biggest jump in annual inflation in nearly 13 years. CNN’s Vanessa Yurkevich visits President Biden’s home town of Scranton, PA, where residents and businesses are feeling the impact of inflation.
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that progressives have “more than enough” votes to block the bipartisan infrastructure deal in the House if the Senate doesn’t also pass Democrats’ sweeping reconciliation bill.