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  • Two longtime House Democrats announce retirements as party squirms over 2022 (28 so far)

    01/18/2022 8:17:23 PM PST · by Signalman · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/18/2022 | Emily Brooks
    Two longtime House Democrats announced that they will retire from Congress at the end of their terms rather than seek reelection in 2022, adding to a growing number of Democrats who are leaving Congress as anxiety grows about Republicans winning back the House in 2022. Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle, 68, and North Carolina Rep. David Price, 81, made retirement announcements on Monday. Doyle is the longest-serving member of Pennsylvania’s current congressional delegation, having first been elected to Congress in 1994, and was also a longtime coach for the Democrats in their annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. “I believe the...
  • Jan. 6 House committee subpoenas Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, 2 others

    01/18/2022 4:09:53 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/18/2022 | Samuel chamberlain
    The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot announced Tuesday it had subpoenaed former New York City mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani for documents and testimony related to his claims that voter fraud cost the 45th president the 2020 election. In addition to Giuliani, the committee subpoenaed former Trump campaign attorneys Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis, as well as Trump 2020 strategic adviser Boris Epshteyn.
  • McCarthy outlines GOP priorities if Republicans take control of House in midterms

    01/16/2022 8:18:24 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Fox news ^ | 01/15/2021 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy outlined several priorities for his party if they are to regain control of the House in the 2022 midterms. Republican priorities when we regain the majority next year: 1 - Hold the Biden Administration accountable 2 - Secure the Border 3 - Make our cities safe again 4 - Rein in the out-of-control inflation 5 - Stop the overreach of government mandates," the California Republican tweeted Friday.
  • Clyburn says he's worried about losing House, 'losing this democracy'

    01/15/2022 12:16:48 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Thehill ^ | 01/15/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said in an interview that he is worried about losing the House in 2022 and “losing this democracy,” saying that is the reason why he is pushing so much for Democrats’ voting rights legislation. “I'm worried about losing the House. I'm worried about losing this democracy. That's why I'm fighting as hard as I can for this voting rights bill, because we are teetering on the edge of losing this democracy,” Clyburn told Greta Van Susteren in an interview to be aired on Sunday.
  • Pelosi Believes House Democrats in ‘Good Shape’ Before Midterms as Droves Are Leaving the House

    01/11/2022 6:06:15 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/11/2021 | Jacob Bliss
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the House Democrats are in “good shape” heading into the midterms and predicted the Democrats would remain in the House majority, despite the 26 congressmen who have announced plans to leave after the current term. Despite the 26 Democrats who have announced their plans to exit the House of Representatives after the current term, Pelosi, who has also been rumored to be retiring, told Punchbowl News that she does not believe the 26 are a big deal and her caucus will remain in the majority past the midterm elections later this year.
  • Jim Jordan Responds to January 6 Committee Meeting Request, Rejects Legitimacy of Investigation

    01/09/2022 7:30:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jan 2022 | ASHLEY OLIVER
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) formally replied on Sunday to the January 6 select committee’s request to meet with him as part of its investigation, denouncing the request as “outside the bounds of any legitimate inquiry.” Jordan gave his reply in a letter obtained by Breitbart News and addressed to committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) after weeks of reviewing the committee’s request, which was made December 22. “This request is far outside the bounds of any legitimate inquiry, violates core Constitutional principles, and would serve to further erode legislative norms,” Jordan wrote. Read a copy of the letter below: The...
  • Report: Capitol Police Alerted to ‘Suspicious Package’ near House Office Building

    01/09/2022 8:09:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/09/2022 | Simon Kent
    Discovery of what was described as a “suspicious package” outside the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, Sunday morning sparked an urgent call out for U.S. Capitol Police. Fox News reports the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency announced a road closure on Independence Avenue between Washington Avenue SW and First Street SE just after 8 a.m.. The reason given was “due to police activity.”
  • Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence becomes latest House Democrat to retire

    01/05/2022 12:58:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D) on Tuesday said she would not seek another term after serving eight years in Congress, making her the 25th House Democrat this year to announce plans to retire. "This year marks my 30th year in elected public service, and I've had the good fortune of serving Michiganders on the local and national level," Lawrence wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, along with a video announcement. "After reflecting on my journey & having conversations with my family, I'm announcing that I will not be seeking re-election to Congress," she wrote.
  • Rep. Bobby Rush becomes latest House Democrat not seeking reelection

    01/03/2022 7:11:30 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 34 replies ^ | 1/3/21 | OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) said Monday he will not seek reelection after 15 terms in Congress. Rush told the Chicago Sun-Times he made the decision in the past several weeks and that it was a result of a conversation he had with his grandson. “I don’t want my grandchildren . . . to know me from a television news clip or something they read in a newspaper,” Rush told the Sun-Times. “I want them to know me on an intimate level, know something about me and I want to know something about them. I don’t want to be a historical...
  • Nancy Pelosi expected to 'step down next year': Democrats prepare for civil war between factions with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries the favorite to become the new leader

    01/03/2022 6:04:36 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Daily Mail
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to step down at the end of this Congress after nearly two decades in Democratic leadership, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is the new favorite to lead the party. While Jeffries, N.Y., chair of the House Democratic Caucus, is the favorite, the debate over who will succeed Pelosi, Calif., could lay to bare the deep divide between progressives and moderates.
  • [Democrat] House of Representatives Votes to Eradicate Blasphemy Against Islam

    12/28/2021 3:46:09 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 202 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 Dec, 2021 | Arvind Kumar
    The House of Representatives has passed a bill which seeks to eradicate blasphemy against Islam. The bill, H.R. 5665, is truly remarkable as it amounts to Congress making a law respecting the establishment of Islam and reducing the United States government into a tool of the world’s ayatollahs. The actual text of the bill not only seeks to eradicate blasphemy against Islam around the world – and solely against Islam at that – but even requires the federal government to reorganize some portions of the State Department along the lines of an Islamic religious institution which will be responsible for...
  • Trump sought to 'undermine' COVID-19 response, says panel

    12/17/2021 7:44:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/2021 | NATHANIEL WEIXEL
    The Trump administration deliberately undermined the nation's coronavirus response for political purposes, including by weakening testing guidance and championing widespread "herd immunity," according to a new report from the House panel investigating the pandemic response. The staff report released Friday was a summation of the year's work investigating political interference in the pandemic response from Trump officials and the former president himself.
  • J6 Committee Fabricates More Evidence, Says Trump Waited 187 Minutes To Call For Peace. It Was Actually 25

    12/16/2021 2:04:37 PM PST · by DFG · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/16/2021 | Tristan Justice
    Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney went after former President Donald Trump in her prime-time performance on Monday claiming that private messages of the president’s staff revealed an apathetic leader complicit in the riot at the Capitol as the attack unfolded. “The violence was evident to all — it was covered in real time by almost every news channel,” said Cheney, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand-picked vice chair of the Select Committee on January 6. “But, for 187 minutes, President Trump refused to act when action by our president was required, indeed essential, and compelled by his oath to our Constitution.”...
  • Mark Meadows Lawsuit: Subpoenas Invalid Because Pelosi Constituted Select Committee In Violation of House Authorizing Resolution

    12/15/2021 9:04:20 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 9 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 15, 2021 | William A. Jacobson
    "“Speaker Pelosi failed to appoint members consistent with the authorizing resolution of the Select Committee… Thus, the Select Committee as it currently stands—and stood at the time it issued the subpoenas in question—has no authority to conduct business because it is not a duly constituted Select Committee. Chairman Thompson’s subpoenas are invalid and unenforceable.” The “Select Committee” of Democrats and two “Republicans” to investigate the January 6 riot is an abuse of power but typical for how efficient Democrats are at weaponizing their congressional power. Mark Meadows, former Trump Chief of Staff, has been held in contempt by the Democrat-controlled...
  • GOP congressman implies Ilhan Omar affiliated with terrorist organization on House floor

    12/15/2021 4:52:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Grio ^ | 12/15/21 | Ny Magee
    During a debate on a bill to combat Islamaphobia internationally, Rep. Scott Perry alleged that Rep. Ilhan Omar - the bill’s author - is antisemitic and affiliated with terrorist groups. The House parliamentarian found that Perry’s remarks were inappropriate and “not in order” with the House Rules and Manual, Yahoo reports. “Let’s face it: Aside from the attempts to placate an anti-Semitic member of this chamber, all that’s really happening here is that House Democrats are deflecting from the real issue confronting the House of Representatives, and that is that the maker of this bill has no business sitting on...
  • House Votes 222-208 to Refer Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to Justice Department for Potential Criminal Charges

    12/15/2021 10:11:35 AM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 35 replies
    The House of Representatives late Tuesday evening voted 222-208 to refer Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to the Justice Department for potential criminal charges.Representatives passed the contempt measure 222-208 with RINOs Cheney and Kinzinger voting with the Democrats.
  • Hoyer calls for update on review of regulations for carrying firearms in House office buildings

    12/14/2021 6:50:58 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/2021 | MONIQUE BEALS
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) in a letter on Tuesday is calling for an update on a review of policies regarding guns on Capitol grounds. "The presence of deadly firearms only raises the dangers of a violent incident, an accidental discharge, or some other preventable tragedy," Hoyer writes in the letter. "That is why it is essential that rules and regulations regarding where personal firearms may or may not be carried must be communicated clearly to Members." The letter was written to Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Karen Gibson, House Sergeant-at-Arms William Walker, Capitol Architect Brett Blanton and Capitol Police Chief Thomas...
  • Man arrested trying to clear security at House office building with gun in bag

    12/09/2021 6:10:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/09/2021 | Chad Pergram , Tyler Olson
    A man was arrested trying to clear security at a congressional office building with a gun in his bag Thursday, prompting the U.S. Capitol Police to warn staffers to take safety precautions. The U.S. Capitol Police sent a security alert just before 8 a.m. ET Thursday telling staff to get inside the nearest office, stay away from external windows, remain quiet and to refrain from entering or exiting the building until given the go-ahead from police.
  • Flynn, McEnany and Trump's personal assistant granted delays by Jan. 6 committee

    12/06/2021 2:04:33 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/2021 | REBECCA BEITSCH
    One-time White House national security advisor Michael Flynn, former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and former President Trump’s personal assistant Nicholas Luna have been granted a delay in their depositions with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. A committee aide confirmed to The Hill that all three have been granted short postponements as they continue to “engage” with the committee. McEnany was scheduled to appear before the committee last Friday. Her subpoenas focused on false statements she made promoting baseless claims of voter fraud.
  • Rep. Devin Nunes to retire at month’s end, will head Trump social media venture

    12/06/2021 2:21:30 PM PST · by DFG · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/06/2021 | EPA/TASOS KATOPODIS
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), a key ally of former President Donald Trump, will not run for re-election in 2022, a source with knowledge of his plans confirmed to The Post on Monday. The source added that Nunes — who was seen as the frontrunner to become chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee if the GOP regained the majority after next year’s midterm elections — is expected to be named CEO of the former president’s new social media platform. Nunes, currently the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, was one of Trump’s most vocal defenders in Congress...