Warnock’s Narrow Victory Underscores Ongoing Threat of Voter Suppression

Senator Raphael Warnock makes history defeating Republican Herschel Walker in Georgia’s closely watched Senate runoff, becoming the first Black senator to be elected to a six-year term in Georgia. His victory in Tuesday’s special election will give Democrats control of 51 seats in the Senate. It also marks a major defeat for former President Donald Trump, who had handpicked Walker… Source Source / Read More: Warnock’s Narrow Victory Underscores Ongoing Threat of Voter Suppression

GOP In-Fighting Suggests Trump’s Influence Is Weakening

In closed meetings between Kevin McCarthy and far right members of his caucus, in which the former attempted to secure the votes to be elected incoming speaker of the House, Marjorie Taylor Greene extracted a promise that McCarthy would launch investigations into Nancy Pelosi, the Department of Justice, and the jail conditions in which January 6 insurrectionists were held. This is an absurdity — a major governing party is throwing in its lot, and its investigative powers, with a violent armed mob that attempted to sabotage the peaceful transfer of power and reinstall Trump in the White House by force.…

Trump-Backed Right-Wing Group Received Over $45 Million in Donations in 2021

This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge. A prominent right-wing group led by former Trump administration officials that is coordinating attacks on election integrity saw its revenue skyrocket last year, according to newly-obtained tax filings. The Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) received more than $45 million in contributions and grants in 2021 — a more than sixfold increase over the previous year’s contributions of $7.1 million. The group and a constellation of partner organizations it launched last year have been influential in spreading conspiracies about stolen elections,…

Lawmakers Are Facing More Violent Threats Due to Trumpian Rhetoric, Jayapal Says

“We are at a precipice and we’re counting on the American people to come through — and I have hope that people will realize that we have to turn this clock back.” That’s what U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told MSNBC’s Ali Velshi Saturday in an interview about how rhetoric from former President Donald Trump and his political allies — including their “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen by Democrats — connects to threats against both American democracy and individual lawmakers, including her. The interview came just two days after Jayapal…

Trump Falsely Claims Biden’s Speech Threatened His Loyalists With Military Force

Former President Donald Trump lashed out at President Joe Biden following the latter’s speech on Thursday night criticizing the far right MAGA movement for destroying democratic norms in the U.S. “If you look at the words and meaning of the awkward and angry Biden speech tonight, he threatened America, including with the possible use of military force,” Trump said on his Truth Social site. Despite Trump’s misleading characterization of Biden’s comments, the president never suggested in his speech that Trump loyalists should be arrested, much less face military action for their ideals. Trump also attacked Biden by saying he looked…

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