‘Bad Politics, Bad Policy’: Sanders Slams House Democrats for Including Tax Cut for Rich in BBB

“The bottom line here is we have to help the middle class, not the 1%,” said the senator. Sen. Bernie Sanders warned late Thursday that a tax deduction that will disproportionately benefit wealthy Americans and that Democratic House leaders insisted on keeping in the Build Back Better Act will harm the party in upcoming elections,Continue reading “‘Bad Politics, Bad Policy’: Sanders Slams House Democrats for Including Tax Cut for Rich in BBB”

Idaho lawmaker censured for publicizing rape accuser’s name

An Idaho lawmaker who publicized the name of a 19-year-old intern who reported she was raped by another legislator has been stripped of a committee assignment. Members of the Idaho House of Representatives voted 49-19 on Monday to remove Rep. Priscilla Giddings, a Republican from White Bird, from her seat on the Commerce and HumanContinue reading “Idaho lawmaker censured for publicizing rape accuser’s name”

Anger as Boebert refers to ‘jihad squad’ in debate about Republican video depicting murder of AOC

Republican has a long history of bigoted comments Lauren Boebert has referred to Ilhan Omar as the “jihad squad member from Minnesota” during a House debate on Wednesday. Ms Boebert faced intense criticism on social media for the inflammatory comment during a debate over whether Paul Gosar should be censured for posting an anime clip depicting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being killed.Continue reading “Anger as Boebert refers to ‘jihad squad’ in debate about Republican video depicting murder of AOC”

White House condemns Gosar video, Pelosi urges investigations

The White House and Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday condemned an anime video tweeted by Republican congressman Paul Gosar that depicted him swinging swords at President Joe Biden and killing Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “This should not be happening, and we should be condemning it,” White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said. House ofContinue reading “White House condemns Gosar video, Pelosi urges investigations”

NC Democrats walk out as Republicans seat lawmaker who attended Jan. 6 Capitol riots

Most House Democrats left the chamber floor Monday night as the Republican majority seated the body’s newest member: A former Gaston County commissioner who attended the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots and said at the time he was “at the entrance when they breached the door.” Rep. Donnie Loftis, R-Gaston, replaces the late Dana Bumgardner in theContinue reading “NC Democrats walk out as Republicans seat lawmaker who attended Jan. 6 Capitol riots”

Boebert and Gaetz under fire over ‘joke’ about blowing up Capitol metal detectors at rally

‘Is it tannerite or C4 we want to put in those metal detectors when we blow them up?’ Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert and her fellow GOP House member, Matt Gaetz from Florida, have come under fire for joking about blowing up the Capitol metal detectors. Mr Gaetz was speaking at a rally for Florida State Representative and Congressional candidate Anthony Sabatini on Sunday when heContinue reading “Boebert and Gaetz under fire over ‘joke’ about blowing up Capitol metal detectors at rally”

Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Any Republican Who Votes For Infrastructure Is A ‘Traitor’ – Ring of Fire

Marjorie Taylor Greene needs to be more careful about the words she’s throwing around to describe her colleagues, because it looks like an awful lot of projection to the outside observers. This week, Greene said that any Republican who votes to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill is a “traitor,” a term that is much moreContinue reading “Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Any Republican Who Votes For Infrastructure Is A ‘Traitor’ – Ring of Fire”

Exclusive: Rachel Maddow Interviews Lev Parnas – Part 1 | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Lev Parnas, federally indicted associate of Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, talks with Rachel Maddow in an exclusive interview about his role in the Ukraine scheme that would lead to Trump’s impeachment. Aired on 1/15/20.

Rep.Thompson On Jan. 6 Investigation: We Won’t Be Bullied By Mr. Jordan Or Anybody Else – MSNBC

The House voting to refer Steve Bannon to the Department of Justice for criminal contempt is discussed by Jan. 6 select committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson. Regarding moving forward with the investigation into the Capitol insurrection, Chairman Thompson tells Joy Reid, ‘We will do our work, but again, we won’t be bullied by Mr. JordanContinue reading “Rep.Thompson On Jan. 6 Investigation: We Won’t Be Bullied By Mr. Jordan Or Anybody Else – MSNBC”

Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. ButContinue reading “Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream”

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