CNN’s John Avlon breaks down how some GOP lawmakers are talking about a potential secession and second Civil War and the dangers of how violent political rhetoric can lead to actual political violence.
US President Joe Biden in a recent interview said that the US would come to the defense of Taiwan if China attacks. Military tensions between Taiwan and China are at their worst in more than 40 years.
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Rep. Jim Banks lamented on the House floor that House Speaker Pelosi prevented him from serving on the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, and yet Banks sent a letter to at least one government agency falsely claiming that he is ranking member of the committee in his signature. Fellow Republican Liz Cheney called Banks out for his actions as the House began debate on the criminal contempt referral of Steve Bannon for evading a subpoena.
The Republican Party has largely stayed true in their loyalty to Donald Trump, but the former president shows time and again, he only stays truly stays loyal to himself. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how Trump’s post-presidency endorsements stray from the GOP’s wishes and how they could hurt the party in 2022.
Conspiracy-spreading candidates are running for elected office in Arizona. Kari Lake, a former TV news host who is spreading Trump’s false election conspiracies, is running to be Arizona’s next governor.
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley has formally accepted the endorsement of Former President Donald Trump — but he also said why. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza discusses Grassley’s Senate race and how his tune about Trump has changed some.