SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers return to the Capitol this week to begin what they describe as necessary but painful negotiations to keep the state running and redirect dwindling funds to the costly coronavirus pandemic.Leaders of the state Senate and Assembly have asked them to pursue only COVID-related or “essential” bills.But many legislators say they aren’t letting go of their pre-COVID agendas. They’re pushing ahead with measures to tax soda, ban flavored tobacco products, reform mental health care and expand public insurance to undocumented immigrants age 65 and up, arguing that the vi...
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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Sunday said that sex trafficking and other allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) are "sickening."
Cheney was asked about the Gaetz scandal during an appearance on Face the Nation. Gaetz became one of Cheney's top Republican critics after she voted for the impeachment of former President Donald Trump.
During an MSNBC panel discussion on the RNC fundraising meeting in Florida where Donald Trump ripped into Republican party leaders, the former head of the Republican National Committee took time out to take a few shots at controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
Speaking with "The Sunday Show" host Jonathan Capehart, Micheal Steele rolled his eyes over the report that Taylor Greene just brought in a big haul of campaign donations.
"I was talking with a number of fundraisers this week who were talking about that small-donor program that they have in place and it is very effective and it is the extremes that are raising the money," Steele recalled. "You know, the Adam Kinzingers and folks like that, they're doing okay, you know, but they're not raising $3 million in 30 days -- that's the difference."
"And so, to Soledad O'Brien's point, that's where the culture wars come in," he continued. "That's the culture fight being played out and realized in the dollars that are raised. Understand this: this is all very cynical. At the end of the day, they don't give a rat's patootie about these issues. Marjorie Taylor Greene is just a jacked-up congresswoman-wannabe who is as crazy as hell but can raise $3 million. Whereas common sense, focused, disciplined sort of 'I want to try to govern the country' type of Republicanism is trying to eke along a dollar at a time. So that kind of tells you where the dollar fight is and the Trumpists are winning."
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