The quest for oil may be the latest threat to Africa's most venerable wildlife reserve, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and already hard hit by deforestation, poaching and armed conflict. Early in March, European Development Commissioner…
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) got tongue-tied on Monday attempting to reconcile his opposition to a 9/11-style commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection with his purported support for law enforcement.
CNN's Chris Cuomo noted Stewart's "supposed" support of law enforcement and said, "100 of them hurt — you don't even want to investigate it."
"Chris, that's just nuts for you to say something like 'people you supposedly love,'" Stewart replied, despite his vote against the commission being recorded in the Congressional Record.
"Don't you support the police?" Cuomo asked.
"Of course I do," Stewart claimed.
"Then why don't you want to investigate why 100 of them got beat up?" Cuomo asked.
"So why did you insert the word supposedly?" Stewart said, without answering the question the CNN host had asked.
"Because you won't investigate the event," Cuomo noted. "How are they supposed to think you support them?"
At that point Stewart became tongue-tied as he tried to argue he'd explained himself.
Donald Trump, Jr. posted a clip to Instagram showing a small group at Trump National Golf Club Bedminister gathered to celebrate his father's 75th birthday.
The video showed Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) — although they were the only two members of Congress tagged in the video.
Former football player Herschel Walker was also seen, along with Trump's youngest son.
The video is in sharp contrast to the large crowds Trump enjoyed as president.
On Monday, POLITICO reported that the new threat by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to deny President Joe Biden any Supreme Court nominations if he regains control of the Senate in 2022 could backfire in a big way — by supercharging Democratic efforts to seat as many judges as possible before the midterms can take place.
"McConnell ... might be doing his opponents a favor," wrote Elana Schor. "That's because Democrats have spent springtime searching for a breakthrough on a long list of White House priorities, from infrastructure to policing to voting rights, with little success so far. The one front that Democratic senators seem to feel genuinely good about ... is their progress on judicial confirmations."
According to the report, "Democrats inherited fewer vacancies on the federal bench (82) than former President Donald Trump and McConnell did (112). But they're making decent headway so far, with 19 nominees tapped by President Joe Biden this year and several already confirmed, including the first Muslim in the federal judiciary, Zahid Quraishi of New Jersey." Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who controlled the Judiciary Committee during the first part of the Trump administration, told POLITICO Democrats could "easily" match Trump's confirmation rate.
The big question, the report noted, is whether Biden will have a Supreme Court vacancy to fill before the midterms.
"If [Justice Stephen] Breyer can be coaxed to make the decision that the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg didn't back in 2014, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson — confirmed tonight to Attorney General Merrick Garland's seat on the D.C. Court of Appeals — is waiting in the wings as a natural successor," said the report. "She'd be the first Black woman tapped for the nation's highest court, fulfilling a Biden campaign promise, if she's chosen."
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