[NFA] Protests and more mandates: Masks have become a divisive issue, often splitting the country along political lines, despite near universal agreement among health experts that they can limit the spread of the virus. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) talks to CNN’s Don Lemon about Democratic support for President Joe Biden’s agenda. Omar earlier called out Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, saying it was “saddening” to see them using GOP talking points.
The Virginia gubernatorial race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin is highlighting early warning signs for Democrats about what lies ahead for the 2022 midterm elections. CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reports.
Senate Republicans blocked a House-passed bill to suspend the debt limit and avert a government shutdown from advancing in the Senate. The move comes after Republicans had insisted that Democrats act alone to address the debt limit and leaves Congress without a clear plan to keep the government open with the threat of a potential shutdown looming by the end of the week.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat from California and member of the January 6th committee, tells CNN’s Pamela Brown that if the four subpoenaed Trump loyalists refuse to testify, the committee is prepared to involve the Department of Justice.
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that it’s “unfortunate” Republicans are claiming he wanted to defund the police and says that his reform proposals would actually increase police funding.
CNN’s Jake Tapper pushes Republican Sen. Pat Toomey on his party’s refusal to support raising the debt ceiling, even though it’s necessary to pay for trillions of dollars in debt accrued under the Trump administration.