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We’re heading into another week filled with news, starting with a weekend recap.
On Saturday, prominent Democrat President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and others, the late Senator and former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, was “a giant American, plain-spoken, respectful, polite, brave, manly man.” He spoke at Reid’s Las Vegas funeral.
Reid passed away last month at the age of 82 after battling pancreatic cancer. The former boxer rose from humble beginnings to serve in Congress for 30 years – the longest serving senator in Nevada’s history.
More on Harry Reid: The late senator was ‘as strong as tough-nails’. A formal ceremony in honor of Reed will be held on Wednesday, January 12 at the Capitol Rotunda.
Ohio GOP Representative Jim Jordan says he will not testify before the Jan. 6 committee
The House Select Committee, responsible for investigating the January 6 coup in the US Capitol, subpoenaed Rep. Jim Jordan last month to testify. But Ohio Republicans have refused to comply.
Jordan, one of the legislators who sent former president Donald Trump a message to Mark Meadows about blocking electoral college votes from the 2020 presidential election, said the committee had “no relevant information.” He alleged that lawmakers were biased in the investigation.
“Although I have information to share with the selection committee, the actions and statements of the Democrats in the House of Representatives show that you are not conducting a fair minded and objective inquiry,” Jordan wrote in a Twitter post.
Will Jordan be punished? Although committee chairman Benny Thompson, D-Miss., Originally suggested that anyone who refused to follow the subpoena would be held accountable, the committee acknowledged that it would be more difficult for the body to demean the defending members of Congress. They serve.
Real quick: stories you want to read
- Johnson is running for reelection: US Sen. Ron Johnson said Sunday that he is running for re-election, breaking his campaign pledge to serve only two terms, and is determined to retain a Republican hand and reverse the balance of political power in Washington.
- Voters reject Catherine’s candidacy: A group of North Carolina voters told state officials that they should disqualify US Representative Madison Kathorn as a congressional candidate, citing her participation in last January’s rally in Washington and questioning the presidential election result before the Capitol riot.
- A family reunited: The baby who was handed over to US soldiers on the wall of Afghanistan airport amid the country’s Taliban takeover was finally reunited with her family four months later.
- 164 deaths in Kazakhstan protest: Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday that 164 people had died in protests against rising fuel prices that have rocked the country since last week.
Are Biden and Democrats ready for the interim period of 2022?
Led by President Joe Biden’s horrific speech on Thursday, Democrats will go into the new year with a renewed message warning that the future of democracy is in danger as Trump and his Republican allies continue to be accused of electoral fraud.
But Democrats will be at risk if they maintain democracy by 2022 as their campaign mantra. The polls suggest that their warnings did not resonate with voters in their uphill effort to gain control of Congress. And with rising inflation and skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, Democrats may look deaf to pocketbook problems if they pin their political hopes on the more abstract issue of protecting democracy.
“There is little evidence that democracy itself is an effective way to win votes when other issues are more important to voters,” said Matt Grossman, head of Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
What do voters care about? According to Gallup’s latest tracking poll in November, economic issues are still a concern for voters, with 26% of voters saying that economic problems such as rising inflation and jobs are the major problems facing the nation.
Do you know On this day in 2017, President Barack Obama made his farewell speech After serving two terms as president. – Amy and Chelsea