On @chrislhayes’ show, @AOC says “white supremacist sympathizers” are becoming power centers in the GOP.
“It increasingly seems, unfortunately, that in the House Republican caucus, Kevin McCarthy answers to these QAnon members of Congress. Not the other way around.”
NEW: Marjorie Taylor Greene indicated support for executing prominent Democrats in Facebook comments, videos, and likes in 2018 and 2019
.@SpeakerPelosi, in a letter to Democrats, says House committee chairs are "working on coronavirus relief legislation as a basis for reconciliation, should that step be needed."
Setting the gears in motion to use the budget maneuver that can bypass the Senate's 60-vote rule.
"On climate, the age of incrementalism is over. We have to be bold," @EdMarkey says on @MeetThePress Daily.
He calls Biden's executive actions a first step, says Democrats can pass some measures via reconciliation and should abolish the filibuster if Republicans don't play ball.
White House @PressSec gets another question on impeachment and gives the same answer: Biden won't get involved, he'll defer to Congress on process and merit, won't say if Trump should be convicted; she says his focus is on other issues like Covid-19 and economic relief.
DHS issues National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin due to a 'heightened threat environment' across the United States, which DHS believes will persist in the weeks following the successful Presidential Inauguration
DHS BULLETIN: "Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of [govt authority and transition], as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence."
Wherein @MittRomney argues that politicians who stoked conspiracy theories about widespread voter fraud lack standing to talk about "unity." He calls on Republicans to go on Fox News to denounce the "big lie" and say that Donald Trump lost fair and square.
JUST IN: Biden administration has replaced the Jeff Sessions ally overseeing the nation's immigration courts, James McHenry. Immigration advocates complained after he appeared on memo listing leaders staying on into new administration. Story w/@sabrod123
MANCHIN: "What I saw with my own eyes ... if that's not an impeachable offense then what would be an impeachable offense? Sedition was exactly why our Founding Fathers came out, they were born out of the war, they didn't want people who were trying to take down our government."
It’s striking how much of Biden’s climate executive actions reflect major elements of the Green New Deal — tackling climate change while addressing economic/racial injustice — without actually *being the Green New Deal. Some political sleight of hand.
An interesting window into Democratic Party dynamics. Biden positioned himself against the left of the party on the Green New Deal and won the primary doing it. But as many climate activists recognized all along, much of that was messaging and there was overlap on policy goals.
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