House GOP tries to embark on a united front as expected rifts loom
Recent polls suggest GOP gains in the House could be smaller than previously expected — a worry for lawmakers who believe a new class of Trump allies could embolden the ultraconservative and rebellious House Freedom Caucus.washingtonpost.com
McCarthy unveils House GOP's midterm agenda in Pennsylvania
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday directly confronted President Joe Biden and the party in power, choosing battleground Pennsylvania to unveil a midterm election agenda with sweeping Trump-like promises despite the House GOP’s sometimes spotty record of delivering and governing in Congress. McCarthy, who is poised to seize the speaker’s gavel if Republicans win control of the House in the fall, hopes to replicate the strategy that Speaker Newt Gingrich used to spark voter enthusiasm and sweep House control in a 1994 landslide.news.yahoo.com
Kinzinger on GOP majority House: They’re going to demand a Biden impeachment vote every week
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) in a new interview predicts that GOP lawmakers will demand a vote to impeach President Biden “every week” if Republicans take control of the House in the midterms. Kinzinger, a frequent critic of former President Trump and his allies on Capitol Hill, compared previous efforts by congressional Republicans to what he…news.yahoo.com
From Afghanistan to Hunter Biden, GOP readies its investigations
One session held earlier this summer for House GOP attorneys, titled “Oversight Education Series: Investigations 101,” laid out strategies for how such probes should be run. The House Freedom Caucus is already trying to lessen the role House GOP leadership plays in picking the powerful committee chairs. House Republicans have also intensified probes into Hunter Biden, who is being investigated by the FBI over whether he properly reported income from his business dealings. AdvertisementLong a target for the right, the renewed scrutiny of Hunter Biden is viewed as a political boon for the House GOP conference — especially ahead of November midterms. “The House Oversight Committee has expansive oversight authority under House rules,” a Republican Oversight Committee aide said in response to Gaetz’s comments.washingtonpost.com
McCarthy threatens to probe Garland after Trump FBI raid
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) promised on Monday that if Republicans take back the House after November’s midterm elections, he will have them investigate the Department of Justice, singling out Attorney General Merrick Garland to “clear your calendar.” “I’ve seen enough. The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization,” McCarthy…news.yahoo.com
McCarthy pushes back against Cassidy Hutchinson's Jan. 6 committee testimony, insisting that calls to the White House that day were for one reason alone: 'I was trying to find the president'
The House GOP leader told reporters Friday any calls he made to the White House during the Jan. 6 riot centered around locating an absent Trump.news.yahoo.com
McCarthy says he does not recall Jan. 6 Cassidy Hutchinson call on Trump going to Capitol
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that he did not remember talking to former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson on Jan. 6, 2021, about the prospect of former President Trump going to the Capitol that day as Congress certified the 2020 Electoral College results. “I don’t recall talking to her that day,” McCarthy said…news.yahoo.com
What we know about Trump's actions as insurrection unfolded
Members of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection are holding their first prime-time hearing to share what they have uncovered about then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Greene, McBath win US House races; Cuellar in tight runoff
One of the last anti-abortion Democrats in Congress was facing his toughest primary challenge yet in Tuesday's runoff, while a staunch gun safety advocate ousted her House colleague in a fierce member-on-member congressional primary in suburban Atlanta.
Warren calls McCarthy a 'liar' and 'traitor' over Jan 6 tape
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren is slamming Rep. Kevin McCarthy as a “liar and a traitor” over recordings that show the House Republican leader, despite his denials, placing responsibility on Donald Trump for the Capitol riot and suggesting Trump should resign.