Tue Oct 12, 2021 AT 10:09 AM EDT
Sen. Chuck Grassley’s, R-Iowa, enthusiastic appearance at a Trump event in Iowa over the weekend shows that the former president has further strengthened his grip on the GOP following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
The Iowa senator’s eagerness to stand next to former President Donald Trump at a boisterous rally in Des Moines only days after Trump repeatedly trashed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — a friend and ally of Grassley’s — served as a wakeup call to some Republicans that Trump is back and very much in charge of the party.
Grassley, 88, has worked carefully over his four decades in the Senate to cultivate a reputation as a politician completely in step with Iowans who cherish family values, hard work, ethical behavior, and integrity… Read Full Story
Thu Oct 7, 2021 AT 11:56 AM EDT
Former President Donald Trump asked a federal judge Thursday to force Facebook to reinstate him as he seeks to use the social media giant to influence elections in 2022 — and possibly a 2024 bid of his own.
Trump, banned from most major social media platforms for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots , brought a class-action lawsuit in July alleging censorship by Facebook , Twitter , and Google’s YouTube , along with their respective CEOs Mark Zuckerberg , Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai. Thursday’s filing, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, was for a preliminary injunction on Facebook’s ban while he continues to try to get permanent access .
“This preliminary injunction against Facebook seems appropriate to file this week since they’ve been big in the news lately for all the issues they’re facing,” said John Coale, lead counsel of the Trump lawsuits against Big Tech companies. Constitutional Litigation Partnership, a legal entity created by Trump and his allies earlier this year, supports the lawsuit. Read Full Story
Tue Oct 5, 2021 AT 10:39 AM EDT
The Supreme Court on Monday decided against hearing a case from Washington, D.C., residents who are lobbying for representation in Congress.
The bench affirmed a ruling from a lower court that stated D.C. residents are not entitled to voting representation in the House of Representatives.
In a brief unsigned order Monday, the justices cited a Supreme Court decision from 2000, which concluded that the Constitution does not require that D.C. must have a right to a vote in Congress. Read Full Story