Thu Jul 29, 2021 AT 5:08 PM EDT
A group of House Republicans wants answers about District jail conditions for defendants charged in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot following reports of harsh treatment.
Reps. Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Louie Gohmert and Bob Good, who traveled to visit the local District jail on Thursday, said they were denied entry when they requested to see how the facility was being run.
The lawmakers said they went to see conditions firsthand after letters to the facility seeking information went unanswered.
The four said they were turned away after being told they were trespassing. Read Full Story
Tue Jul 27, 2021 AT 10:22 AM EDT
House GOP leaders teed off on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tuesday morning, accusing her of neglecting her duty to defend the Capitol on Jan. 6 and demanding answers about her role in the violent attack that injured more than 140 police officers.
“On Jan. 6 these brave officers were put into a vulnerable, and impossible position because the leadership at the top [had] failed,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters just outside the Capitol.
The accusations served as a prebuttal to the House select committee’s investigation into the attack, which was set to kick off shortly after the Republican press conference without any allies of former President Donald Trump on the panel. Read Full Story
Thu Jul 22, 2021 AT 12:31 PM EDT
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview on Wednesday that Republicans in the Senate will refuse to vote to raise the nation’s debt limit.
“I can’t imagine there will be a single Republican voting to raise the debt ceiling after what we’ve been experiencing,” McConnell said in an interview with Punchbowl News.
What we’ve been experiencing is $6.4 trillion in additional spending added to the debt since 2019 when Donald Trump suspended the debt limit for two years. The suspension runs out on July 31, and unless Congress approves an increase before then, the U.S. government will be in “technical” default. The national debt increased from $22 trillion in 2019 to $28.5 trillion today. Read Full Story