Tag: GOP

Top Democrats face hypocrisy charges with absence of calls for Cuomo to resign

Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be facing explicit calls to resign from President Biden on down, if you apply the standard that Democrats set for similar allegations against Republicans. And it's not a close call. Why it matters: The #MeToo moment…

/ March 3, 2021

Donald Trump Jr Rips Teachers Unions In Front Of A Gun Wall; Critics Go Ballistic

Donald Trump Jr rocketed even further off the rails in a Twitter video aimed at teachers unions Saturday — in front of a wall of guns.Vox journalist Aaron Rupar commented that the rant from the former president’s son, in his typical…

/ February 22, 2021

Poll: Republicans favor Greene over Cheney

Conspiracist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is far more popular than Rep. Liz Cheney among Americans who align with the Republican Party, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.Why it matters: As the House GOP caucus is being torn over calls to…

/ February 4, 2021

Chamber warns Biden not to submit to progressive wish

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging the Biden administration not to go around Republicans to pass the president’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package, a move being pushed by the Democrats’ progressive wing. Why it matters: The historically conservative group fears…

/ February 3, 2021

GOP ignored its early fears about Marjorie Taylor Greene

During previously unreported meetings last summer, House Republican leaders discussed — but then largely set aside — fears that QAnon-supporting conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene would end up a flaming trainwreck for their party.Why it matters: Greene has emerged not…

/ January 29, 2021

Several Republican and Democratic lawmakers emerge as troublemakers

Several Republican and Democratic lawmakers are emerging as troublemakers within their parties and political thorns for their leadership. Why it matters: We're calling this group "The Mischief Makers" — members who threaten to upend party unity — the theme eclipsing…

/ January 28, 2021

Donald Trump’s political team disavows “Patriot Party” groups

Donald Trump's still-active presidential campaign committee officially disavowed political groups affiliated with the nascent "Patriot Party" on Monday.Why it matters: Trump briefly floated the possibility of creating a new political party to compete with the GOP — with him at…

/ January 25, 2021

GOP faces implosion over Trump primary threats and impeachment payback

The GOP is getting torn apart by a spreading revolt against party leaders for failing to stand up for former President Trump and punish his critics. Why it matters: Republican leaders suffered a nightmarish two months in Washington. Outside the…

/ January 24, 2021

GOP Rep. Andy Harris Tries To Bring Gun Into House Chamber

WASHINGTON ― New security measures outside the US House chamber prevented a Republican lawmaker from bringing a gun onto the House floor Thursday.Representative Andy Harris, who has repeatedly flouted the magnetometers that were installed near the House chamber after the…

/ January 22, 2021

Stalemate over filibuster freezes Congress

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell's inability to quickly strike a deal on a power-sharing agreement in the new 50-50 Congress is slowing down everything from the confirmation of President Biden's nominees to Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Why…

/ January 21, 2021

Off the rails: Conspiracy theorists commandeer Trump’s legal operation

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios…

/ January 17, 2021

Even after impeachment, Trump is still the most dominant force in the Republican Party

He lied about the election being fixed. He incited an attack that left five dead at the U.S Capitol. He got impeached. Twice. But polling indicates Republicans still have his back — and views — by vast majorities.Why it matters:…

/ January 14, 2021

Top Republicans want Trump done — forevermore

Top Republicans want to bury President Trump, for good. But they are divided whether to do it with one quick kill via impeachment, or let him slowly fade away. A House impeachment vote, which would make Trump the first president…

/ January 13, 2021

No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach Trump

GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) became the second GOP member of Congress and the highest-ranking Republican to publicly announce her support for impeaching President Trump, joining Republican Rep. John Katko (N.Y.).Why it matters: House Democrats introduced an article of…

/ January 12, 2021