Tag Archives: Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi: It’s My Plan To Name Kinzinger To Riot Panel

Axios reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that it is her “plan” to appoint Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) to the House select committee investigating the deadly Jan 6. Capitol riots. Pelosi’s statement to ABC’s “This Week” comes after she rejected two of the five Republican appointments offered by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Pelosi’s refusal led to …

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Pelosi Rejects Jordan And Banks For Riot Committee

ABC News reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday rejected two of the Republican picks — Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Jim Banks (Ind. ) — for the Jan. 6 select committee. Both GOP lawmakers are staunch allies of former President Trump, and both had voted in January against certifying President Biden’s election victory. In a statement, Pelosi said Democrats …

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BOOK: Pelosi Feared “Maniac” Trump Would Use Nukes

The Hill reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was fearful former President Trump would launch nuclear weapons in his final days in the White House, according to a new book. Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker write in “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year” that Pelosi called Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the …

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Pelosi Appoints Liz Cheney To Riot Select Committee

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday that Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) will chair the select committee that will probe the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) will serve as a member. Cheney has been outspoken in her criticism of former president Donald Trump and was …

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Pelosi Announces Select Committee On Capitol Riot

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday that House Democrats will form a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, one month after Senate Republicans blocked an effort to form an independent, bipartisan commission. “This morning, with great solemnity and sadness, I’m announcing that the House will be …

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Pelosi: I Haven’t Given Up On Joe Manchin [VIDEO]

“I don’t give up on Joe Manchin. When he was governor and Secretary of State in West Virginia he initiated many of the initial ideas that are in the HR 1, S.1, the For the People Act. I read his op-ed and you read a part of it, I think he left the door open. I think it’s ajar. I’m …

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Biden Nixes Presidential Commission On Capitol Riot

Axios reports: President Biden has decided against appointing his own commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection and will instead increase pressure on Congress to establish a committee, White House officials tell Axios. Some House Democrats suggested Biden create a presidential commission after Senate Republicans blocked the establishment of a bipartisan, independent panel. This decision signals his preference for House …

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Pelosi Isn’t Giving Up On Forming Riot Commission

NBC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t giving up on an investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, telling Democrats on Tuesday that four options remain to launch a comprehensive review even after Republicans blocked such legislation last week. Pelosi listed four possibilities: The Senate could hold a second vote on the original bipartisan commission; Democrats in …

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Pelosi Roasts GOP “Cowardice” On Riot Commission

The Hill reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday slammed Republicans after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that he would not support legislation to create a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Addressing reporters Tuesday morning, Pelosi lamented the “cowardice” of those Republicans like McCarthy who oppose bipartisan legislation to form the independent …

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Pelosi Rejects GOP Plea To Drop House Mask Mandate

Newsweek reports: Over 30 House Republicans sent a letter to Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Thursday asking her to lift the mask mandate in the House following new guidelines from the CDC. The letter, spearheaded by Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs then signed by 33 other GOP members, begins by pointing to new guidance from the CDC released …

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Pelosi Rebukes “Sick” Riot Denials By Republican Reps

Politico reports: “Really? Well, I don’t know a normal day around here where people are threatening to hang the vice president of the United States, or shoot the speaker, or disrupt and injure so many police officers,” Pelosi told reporters in her first public remarks since multiple House Republicans shrugged off the Capitol riot during a hearing on Wednesday. One …

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Pelosi: I Will Never Forgive The Instigators Of The Riot

“What I’m concerned about is the behavior of members of Congress, who on the one hand, want to have the luxury of criticizing the president, and on the other hand not wanting to do anything about it. “I will never forgive those people and the president who instigated the insurrection for the trauma that they caused to the workers in …

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Pelosi Renews Push For Capitol Riot Commission

ABC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is renewing her push for a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, floating a new proposal to Republicans that would evenly split the panel’s membership between the two parties. Pelosi first proposed a commission in February that would have had four Republicans and seven Democrats to “conduct an investigation of …

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Pelosi Battles Trumpers Over Capitol Riot Investigation

The Washington Post reports: Congress’s pursuit of an independent investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection is facing long odds, as bipartisan resolve to hold the perpetrators and instigators accountable erodes, and Republicans face sustained pressure to disavow that it was supporters of former president Donald Trump who attacked the U.S. Capitol. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced late last week …

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Pelosi Won’t Bring SCOTUS Expansion Bill To Floor

CBS News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she does not intend to bring a Democratic-backed bill that would add four seats to the Supreme Court to the House floor, stalling the measure just as lawmakers were poised to formally unveil it. “I don’t know that that’s a good idea or a bad idea. I think that’s an idea …

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Biden To Make First Address To Congress On April 28th

USA Today reports: President Joe Biden is set to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28, just before he marks his 100th day in office. Biden accepted an invitation Tuesday night from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to address a joint session on that date, the White House confirmed. The speech will allow Biden …

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Pelosi: Republicans “Vote No And Take The Dough”

ABC News has the transcript: STEPHANOPOULOS: Let’s start with the COVID relief package. I outlined some of the benefits just now. But there was unanimous opposition on the Republican side. Most said the package was too large, not targeted at COVID relief. And our next guest, Senator John Barrasso, argues that it will overheat the economy and fuel inflation. What’s …

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House Passes $1.9T COVID Relief Bill In Party Line Vote

CNBC reports: The House passed its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill early Saturday, sending the massive proposal to the Senate as Democrats rush to approve more aid before unemployment programs expire. It is the first major legislative initiative for President Joe Biden. The House approved it in a 219-212 mostly party line vote, as two Democrats joined all Republicans in …

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LIVE VIDEO: Pelosi Speaks Ahead Of Equality Act Vote

The Independent reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi grew visibly upset at her weekly press conference on Thursday discussing Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s latest publicity stunt to rile up liberals over rights for trans people. Ms Pelosi’s chamber is poised to pass legislation known as the Equality Act on Thursday that would explicitly protect LGBTQ people in the US from discrimination from …

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McConnell Opposes Pelosi Plan For Riot Commission

Politico reports: McConnell rejected a draft version of Pelosi’s proposed commission that would give Democrats a 7-4 majority on the panel, and he said any large-scale review of the insurrection must also include an analysis of broader political violence — a nod to GOP complaints about a wave of riots across the country last summer that followed the death of …

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