Rep. Mo Brooks’ campaign for US Senate in Alabama was endorsed by former president Donald Trump. Rep. Mo Brooks stood by Mr. Trump during two impeachments and led the House effort to object to the 2020 election results. Brooks is seeking the Senate seat left open by retiring GOP Sen. Richard Shelby. He is currently serving his sixth term in the House.
President Joe Biden’s administration won’t support a system that would require Americans to carry Covid ’vaccine passports,’ Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki said. She said, ’The government is not now, nor will we be supporting a system that requires Americans to carry a credential.’ She also ruled out any database of those vaccinated. Currently, Republican governors are balking at such an idea.
Late U.S. Capitol Police Officer William ’Billy’ F. Evans, who was killed in the line of duty on April 2, will lie in honor in the United States Capitol rotunda, House and Senate Democratic leaders announced on Tuesday. Evans was killed when a man rammed his car into a barrier at the Capitol. The man struck Evans and another officer and lunged at them with a knife.
Senator Rick Scott has urged President Joe Biden to offer to host the 2022 Olympic Games in the United States. The Republican lawmaker has requested a meeting with the President as he seeks to convince President Biden to try and move the 2022 Winter Games out of Beijing amid ’horrific human rights abuses’. He also said China ’can’t be allowed to whitewash its crimes on an international stage.’
Former Rep. Katie Hill said on Monday that Rep. Gaetz ought to resign if allegations of sexual impropriety against him prove to be true. Hill added that she ’forged an unlikely friendship in Congress’ with Gaetz, and that he was one of the few people willing to stand by her when the ’revenge porn’ began to circulate. ’If true, Matt had engaged in the very practice he’d defended me from,’ she said.
Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary has rejected claims made by the Republican Party, which said that Colorado has similar voting laws to Georgia. She snapped back at a question posed by Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy after he said the election rules in each state were ’very similar’. The claims were made after Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game was moved from Atlanta to Denver.
Attorneys in the trial of Derek Chauvin made arguments about whether George Floyd’s friend, Morries Hall, who was in the front passenger seat of a vehicle with Floyd when he was initially questioned by police in May, should be forced to testify. Both the prosecution and the defense teams had identified Mr. Hall as a potential witness. Hall, however, might invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege.
Sen. Joe Manchin has said President Biden’s $2.25T infrastructure proposal needs changes and that raising the corporate tax rate to 28% goes too far. ’As the bill exists today, it needs to be changed,’ Manchin said, adding ’If I don’t vote to get on it, it’s not going anywhere.’ Manchin said he would instead support raising the corporate tax rate to 25%. Manchin’s support is critical to Biden.
The cities of Green Bay, Kenosha and Racine in Wisconsin are asking a federal judge to make former President Trump pay more than $42,000 in legal fees in a case he brought challenging the state’s election results. This comes just days after Gov. Evers asked a court to award the state more than $145,000 in legal fees from Trump. Trump lost to President Biden by some 21,000 votes in Wisconsin.
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll has found that about half of Republicans believe the Jan. 6 protests at the Capitol was largely a non-violent protest or was the handiwork of left-wing activists ’trying to make Trump look bad.’ Six in 10 Republicans polled also believe Trump’s claims about the widespread voter fraud in the presidential election. 1,005 adults were polled between March 30-31.
After MLB’s decision to pull out this year’s All-Star game from Atlanta over the state’s controversial new voting law, Denver is aggressively bidding to host the game. Talking to Yahoo! Finance, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said if the city gets to host the summer classic, it will highlight the ’progressive voting system’ in Denver, where ’no one is abridged from their right to vote.’
Former president Donald Trump’s appeal of a ruling that said it was unconstitutional for him to block critics was deemed moot by the Supreme Court. A lower court had earlier considered his page to be a protected public forum. The court called for the case to be dismissed since Trump is no longer in office, and he has been blocked by Twitter from the platform.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) vetoed a bill that would make it illegal for transgender minors to receive medication or surgery for gender transition. This came as a surprise as the US is witnessing a push from Republicans to curb trans people’s healthcare, etc. However, the Arkansas state legislature could override Hutchinson’s veto. The Republicans hold big majorities in both the houses.
Governor Greg Abbott (R) of Texas said he wouldn’t throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers’ home opening game over Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to Georgia’s controversial new voting laws. Abbott informed about his decision in a letter to the Rangers. This comes just hours before the team was take on against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) reacted sharply at Major League Baseball’s decision to move this year’s All-Star Game and MLB draft out of Atlanta in response to the Georgia’s controversial new voting law. In a letter to the MLB commissioner, Rubio said the decision will have a ’bigger impact’ on minority-owned businesses the Atlanta area, than the new law ’ever will,’ and it ’reeks of hypocrisy.’
President Joe Biden has been urged by Senator Bill Hagerty to increase funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement so that the agency can deal with the effects of the influx of migrants at the southern border. Preliminary data from the Customs and Border Protection has suggested that the agency is on pace to have encountered more than 171,000 migrants in March.
Sen. Raphael Warnock has deleted a tweet with an Easter message after it came under criticism. ’The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ,’ Warnock, the senior pastor of New Ebenezer Baptist Church, said. He deleted the tweet several hours later after being slammed on Twitter, with some calling him a ’phony pastor’ and promoting ’false doctrine.’
Sen. Sanders threw his weight behind President Biden’s $2T jobs proposal focused on infrastructure, but added that more work must be done. ’I think many of us see a crisis in human infrastructure when a working class family can’t find good, quality, affordable child care,’ said Sanders, calling for a focus on ’human infrastructure.’ Sanders called Biden’s plan ’a serious proposal.’
A NYT investigation published Saturday showed that former President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign reportedly issued a total of roughly $122M in refunds to supporters in 2020. This came, in part, because of a fine-print disclaimer in communications used to continue charging one-time donors or doubling their contribution amounts. The refunds came after several supporters raised fraud complaints.
Senator Marco Rubio and Rep. Dan Crenshaw of the Republican Party have slammed President Joe Biden and Major League Baseball, after the MLB announced it was boycotting Georgia over its election law. The two lawmakers asked if this stance will be extended to the Chinese Communist regime. MLB has announced a 10-year relationship with Chinese state-owned Beijing Enterprises Real-Estate Group Ltd.
The Center for Effective Lawmaking released its effectiveness scores for members of the 116th Congress. The most effective House members for each party were Reps. Lowey and McCaul, while Sens. Peters and Sen. Rubio took the top spots in the Senate. Lawmakers who more frequently find mention in news do not rank high. These include House Speaker Pelosi, Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, and Jim Jordan.
Former President Barack Obama praised Major League Baseball after it announced that it would no longer conduct its All-Star Game in Georgia as a mark of protest against the state’s new voting restrictions. The former president took to Twitter and said ’There’s no better way for America’s pastime to honor the great Hank Aaron, who always led by example.’
Rep. Ilhan Omar, in a tweet offering her condolences for Friday’s Capitol attack, made a pitch for gun control. ’The death toll would have been worse if the assailant had an AR-15 instead of a knife,’ Omar wrote. This comes as Democrats have renewed their calls for gun control in light of three mass shootings over the last month.
Former President Donald Trump has slammed the Major League Baseball and has also called for a boycott after the MLB decided to move its All-Star Game out of Georgia in protest of the state’s new bill signed into law that tightens voting restrictions. Claiming that Baseball is already losing fans, Mr. Trump said the MLB ’are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D.’