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Trump loyalist Elise Stefanik wins Republican vote to replace Liz Cheney – live Trump loyalist Elise Stefanik wins Republican vote to replace Liz Cheney – live
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New York congresswoman replaces Cheney, who was ousted for criticizing Trump’s election lie, as No 3 House Republican – follow the latest newsNew York congresswoman replaces Cheney, who was ousted for criticizing Trump’s election lie, as No 3 House Republican – follow the latest news
House Democrats and Republicans have made a deal to establish a commission that will investigate the January 6 insurrection on the US Capitol, the House Committee on Homeland Security announced Friday.House Democrats and Republicans have made a deal to establish a commission that will investigate the January 6 insurrection on the US Capitol, the House Committee on Homeland Security announced Friday.
The 10-person bipartisan commission will study the insurrection and “the influencing factors that may have provoked the attack on our democracy”, according to a committee press release. Members of the commission will be people with expertise in law enforcement, civil rights and liberties and cybersecurity. The commission will have the authority to subpoena information related to their investigation, though subpoenas would require bipartisan agreement.The 10-person bipartisan commission will study the insurrection and “the influencing factors that may have provoked the attack on our democracy”, according to a committee press release. Members of the commission will be people with expertise in law enforcement, civil rights and liberties and cybersecurity. The commission will have the authority to subpoena information related to their investigation, though subpoenas would require bipartisan agreement.
“I am pleased that after many months of intensive discussion, Ranking Member Katko and I were able to reach a bipartisan agreement,” said homeland security chairman Bennie Thompson said in a statement. “The creation of this commission is our way of taking responsibility for protecting the US Capitol.”“I am pleased that after many months of intensive discussion, Ranking Member Katko and I were able to reach a bipartisan agreement,” said homeland security chairman Bennie Thompson said in a statement. “The creation of this commission is our way of taking responsibility for protecting the US Capitol.”
Quick note that John Katko, the top Republican on the House’s homeland security committee, also nominated Elise Stefanik to replace Liz Cheney. He was also one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump.
The ultimate goal of the commission will be to issue a report by December 21 containing the definitive facts of the insurrection along with recommendations to prevent future attacks.The ultimate goal of the commission will be to issue a report by December 21 containing the definitive facts of the insurrection along with recommendations to prevent future attacks.
This is Lauren Aratani taking over for Jo Walters. Speaking for the first time after her election as the new Republican conference chair, Elise Stefanik railed against the “far-left, radical, socialist” policies under Joe Biden, saying that Biden has caused an economic and border crisis. She also said that America “is seeing our strongest ally, Israel, under attack” and criticized the Biden administration for not responding appropriately.This is Lauren Aratani taking over for Jo Walters. Speaking for the first time after her election as the new Republican conference chair, Elise Stefanik railed against the “far-left, radical, socialist” policies under Joe Biden, saying that Biden has caused an economic and border crisis. She also said that America “is seeing our strongest ally, Israel, under attack” and criticized the Biden administration for not responding appropriately.
Perhaps most notably, Stefanik specifically thanked Donald Trump, saying “he is a critical part of our Republican team”.Perhaps most notably, Stefanik specifically thanked Donald Trump, saying “he is a critical part of our Republican team”.
“Republican voters are unified in our support and their desire to work with president Trump,” she said. She said that her district in upstate New York, which voted for Barack Obama in his presidential elections, “is the story of the growth of the Republican party”.“Republican voters are unified in our support and their desire to work with president Trump,” she said. She said that her district in upstate New York, which voted for Barack Obama in his presidential elections, “is the story of the growth of the Republican party”.
It’s official. Elise Stefanik has it.It’s official. Elise Stefanik has it.
Looks like we have the result.Looks like we have the result.
Shouldn’t be long now then. Votes being tallied on GOP House members’ choice to replace the ousted Liz Cheney in the No.3 spot in the chamber. The position of conference chair.Shouldn’t be long now then. Votes being tallied on GOP House members’ choice to replace the ousted Liz Cheney in the No.3 spot in the chamber. The position of conference chair.
Here’s a sliver of gossip from CNN.Here’s a sliver of gossip from CNN.
Katko, a fellow New York member to Stefanik, supported convicting Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection by his extremist supporters at the US Capitol on January 6.Katko, a fellow New York member to Stefanik, supported convicting Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection by his extremist supporters at the US Capitol on January 6.
Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney, booted from her post as GOP House conference chair two days ago, has just been on New Hampshire Today live radio show, moments before her colleagues gathered to vote on her successor for the House GOP No. 3 post.Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney, booted from her post as GOP House conference chair two days ago, has just been on New Hampshire Today live radio show, moments before her colleagues gathered to vote on her successor for the House GOP No. 3 post.
Following on from the news from an NBC interview with her that aired on Thursday morning, where she signaled - ie didn’t deny - that she would run for president if that was what it took to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office in future, she’s commented further.Following on from the news from an NBC interview with her that aired on Thursday morning, where she signaled - ie didn’t deny - that she would run for president if that was what it took to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office in future, she’s commented further.
The vote to oust Liz Cheney two days ago was over so quickly some House Republicans hadn’t even arrived in the room where it was happening by the time it was over.The vote to oust Liz Cheney two days ago was over so quickly some House Republicans hadn’t even arrived in the room where it was happening by the time it was over.
GOP huddle should be going on now on the Hill.GOP huddle should be going on now on the Hill.
Here’s an excerpt from the New York Times on Texan Chip Roy who is challenging frontrunner Elise Stefanik for the conference chair.Here’s an excerpt from the New York Times on Texan Chip Roy who is challenging frontrunner Elise Stefanik for the conference chair.
Good morning, live blog readers – it’s a hot Friday on the Hill and that’s nothing to do with the weather. It’s going to be a lively day, so buckle up.Good morning, live blog readers – it’s a hot Friday on the Hill and that’s nothing to do with the weather. It’s going to be a lively day, so buckle up.
Here’s what’s afoot in Washington and beyond.Here’s what’s afoot in Washington and beyond.
In less than 30 minutes, House Republicans are expected to vote behind closed doors for their choice to succeed the ousted Liz Cheney as House GOP conference chair.In less than 30 minutes, House Republicans are expected to vote behind closed doors for their choice to succeed the ousted Liz Cheney as House GOP conference chair.
It’s no secret that the likely choice is New York Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik, who although being less conservative than Wyoming’s Cheney has cut a groove for herself as a loyalist of/apologist for Donald Trump.It’s no secret that the likely choice is New York Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik, who although being less conservative than Wyoming’s Cheney has cut a groove for herself as a loyalist of/apologist for Donald Trump.
After Joe Biden and the CDC announced Thursday that the fully-vaccinated don’t need to wear masks in many places indoors or outdoors, there is a sense of tentative, growing relief that the pandemic is tamed in the US - at least for now, and we’ll bring you news on Covid-19.After Joe Biden and the CDC announced Thursday that the fully-vaccinated don’t need to wear masks in many places indoors or outdoors, there is a sense of tentative, growing relief that the pandemic is tamed in the US - at least for now, and we’ll bring you news on Covid-19.
The US president will meet Dreamers – undocumented youth protected from deportation by Obama-era rules – in the Oval Office this afternoon.The US president will meet Dreamers – undocumented youth protected from deportation by Obama-era rules – in the Oval Office this afternoon.