The videos of Tire Nichols’ brutal beating and subsequent death in Memphis, Tennessee, have sparked renewed talks about federal police liability laws such as the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
“We need a national conversation on this,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday on ABC’s This Week.
Congress is also back in session on Monday as lawmakers continue discussions on raising the debt ceiling to stave off an economic crisis. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will meet with President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt limit.
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The public is equally concerned about Biden’s and Trump’s classified documents: Identical percentages — 67% — are engaged in classified documents owned by both Biden and former President Donald Trump, an NBC News poll shows.
The committee assignment of Rep. Ilhan Omar must be determined: The House is expected to vote sometime this week on whether to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. It is unclear if there are enough votes for the effort backed by Speaker McCarthy and Omar’s GOP opponents.
Trump is back on the campaign trail: The former president appeared in New Hampshire and South Carolina on Saturday after his campaign was largely silent since its launch in late 2022.
Americans equally concerned about Biden and Trump classified documents
Sixty-seven percent of Americans are concerned about classified documents found in the possession of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, despite multiple discrepancies in the number of documents found and how Biden and Trump reacted to the discoveries, according to a poll released Sunday. released by NBC News.
The survey also found that 50% of respondents disapprove of Biden’s job performance, compared to 45% who approve. The numbers also don’t bode well for Republicans, who have launched extensive investigations into the White House.
We asked: Besides Trump, Biden and Pence, are there any other former presidents who carry classified documents?
Fifty-five percent of respondents said they think House Republicans will spend too much time investigating Biden instead of focusing on other priorities. Fifty-four percent of respondents also said they think Republicans will be too rigid in their investigations.
‘We’re here’: Trump returns to campaign trail in early voting states
Former President Donald Trump resumed his public campaign on Saturday with renewed attacks on longstanding targets: President Joe Biden, the 2020 election, federal and state prosecutors, and an ever-growing list of Republican opponents.
“We’ll do it again,” Trump told supporters as he introduced his “South Carolina Leadership Team” at an event at the State House in downtown Columbia, capping a daylong trip that also took him to New Hampshire. Both states are holding early primary elections for the 2024 presidential election.
Trump in Trouble: Republican support for his 2024 bid falls amid political, legal setbacks
The trip comes after more than two months of political turmoil for Trump following his mid-November announcement about his 2024 campaign. A growing number of Republicans say the former president cannot win next year and the party should look for another standard bearer.
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