Gaetz lashes out at McCarthy, Scalise after leaked comments
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) slammed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Tuesday after The New York Times published a report that featured recorded comments from the two congressmen airing concerns about the Florida Republican’s remarks in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Gaetz…news.yahoo.com
Rep. Biggs says McCarthy’s comments about Trump and Jan. 6 create ‘a huge trust issue for me’
Biggs, a former leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is among the first House Republicans to openly criticize McCarthy over his remarks about Trump and the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.washingtonpost.com
Nicolle Wallace on Jan. 6 Committee: Where Things Stand
John Heilemann talks with his pal Nicolle Wallace, host of Deadline: White House on MSNBC, about the January 6th committee and Liz Cheney’s battle against authoritarianism in the Republican Party, assesses whether the threats to American democracy posed by the far right are worse than those of Al-Qaeda, weighs in on the missing seven and a half hour gap in the White House phone logs on 1/6 and the incompetence of the Trump administration, and explains why the Department of Justice may be more willing to investigate Hunter Biden than Donald Trump. Tune in to the full episode to hear about the latest bombshell reporting on efforts to subvert the 2020 election — namely, a series of text messages revealing that conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, pressured then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to overturn Biden’s victory.news.yahoo.com
Cheney says Trump was warned of Jan. 6 violence
Jan. 6 Select Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said Monday that former President Trump was warned of the possibility of violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6.Why it matters: The committee is tipping its hand as it seeks to paint a picture of a president who knowingly and willfully put lawmakers at risk in pursuit of overturning the election.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.What they're saying: Cheney said at a Monday hearing that the committee has innews.yahoo.com
Anti-Trump Republicans lining up for 2024 shadow primary
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is planning trips to Iowa and New Hampshire. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is considering a rough timeline for a potential presidential announcement. More than two years before the next presidential election, a shadow primary is already beginning to take shape among at least three fierce Republican critics of former President Donald Trump to determine who is best positioned to occupy the anti-Trump lane in 2024.news.yahoo.com
Liz Cheney backs GOP colleague who called Trump a "would-be tyrant"
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said in a tweet Sunday that she agreed with a fellow Republican lawmaker who called former President Trump a "would-be tyrant."Driving the news: Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) issued a statement Saturday night after Trump held a rally in the state to support his candidates of choice, including a challenger to Rice, local news outlet WBTW reported.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.In addition to calling Trump a "would-be tyrant," Rice addenews.yahoo.com
Rep. Adam Kinzinger breaks with his own party’s anti-Biden tweet
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) called out his fellow House Republicans on Tuesday for criticizing President Biden's response to Russia invading Ukraine.Meanwhile, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) criticized former President Trump, saying calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a genius "aids our enemies."Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeFormer President Trump’s adulation of Putin today - including calling him a “genius” - aids our enemiesnews.yahoo.com
Sorry, Mitch McConnell. Frankenstein’s Monster Runs the GOP Now
Samuel Corum/Getty ImagesGroupthink, obedience, loyalty, and propaganda are the lifeblood of every successful cult trying to indoctrinate, retain, and strengthen its members. That’s why it was such a rare and strange sight to see Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly break with the Republican National Committee and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy over the censure of Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.Don’t be fooled by this public theater. McConnell is desperately trying to put lnews.yahoo.com
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said the RNC's vote to censure him and fellow GOP Rep. Liz Cheney shows how 'frigging crazy the Republican Party has become'
On Friday, the RNC approved a resolution to censure Kinzinger and Rep. Liz Cheney, the only two Republicans serving on the January 6 House panel.news.yahoo.com
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says January 6 committee is a 'Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens who engaged in legitimate political discourse'
"This has gone beyond their original intent. They are not sticking up for hard-working Republicans," McDaniel said of Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger.news.yahoo.com
GOP now looks to censure Cheney and Kinzinger, not oust them
Republican officials meeting in Utah have advanced a watered-down resolution that would formally censure Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for their perceived disloyalty to former President Donald Trump but not try to expel them from the party.
Texts show top Trump defenders' private alarm on Jan. 6
As a mob overran the U.S. Capitol last January, some of Donald Trump’s highest-profile defenders in the media — and even his own son — sent urgent text messages to the White House chief of staff urging him to get the then-president to do more to stop the violence.
Fox stars tried to get Trump to act on Jan. 6, texts show
The revelation that Fox News Channel personalities sent text messages to the White House during the Jan. 6 insurrection is another example of how the network’s stars sought to influence then-President Donald Trump instead of simply reporting or commenting on him.