By Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a raft of executive actions to combat climate change, including pausing new oil and gas leases on federal land and cutting fossil fuel subsidies, as he pursues green policies he billed as a boon to the economy. The orders map out the direction for the Democratic president's climate change and environmental agenda and mark a reversal from policies under his Republican predecessor Donald Trump, who sought to maximize U.S. oil, gas and coal output by removing regulations and easing environmental rev...
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is facing a lawsuit from colleague Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-AL) over his incitement of the January 6th Capitol riots -- and now he won't get representation of the Office of the General Counsel for the House of Representative.
Via Politico's Kyle Cheney, the General Counsel's Office said that it would not represent Brooks because the lawsuit filed by Swalwell "does not challenge any institutional action of the House or any of its component entities."
Brooks spoke at the "Stop the Steal" rally that occurred before the Capitol riots and asked the crowd if they were willing to "sacrifice their blood" to keep former President Donald Trump in the White House.
Brooks also told the angry Trump supporters at the rally that "today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass."
He was subsequently sued by Swalwell for inciting the deadly riot that resulted in the deaths of five people.
GOP lawmaker says Liz Cheney is 'blinded by ambition' — even though she got punished for her stand on Capitol riots
Republican Rep. Matthew Rosendale (R-MT) attacked fellow Republicans Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for what he said was just "blind ambition" that spurred joining the Jan. 6 Select Committee.
In reality, Cheney was actually the No. 3 in the GOP House until she spoke out against the Jan. 6 attack and supported accountability for it. She lost that position in primarily because she refused to move past the violent Trump-incited riots.
"There's no such thing as a Pelosi Republican... there's no such thing as a Pelosi Catholic. You're either Catholic or you're not. You're either Republican or you're not," said Rosendale.
He went on to say that if at half-time members of your team go into the other team's locker room you're not going to want to welcome them back in. The local reporter said that teammates might disagree on the play all the time, but it doesn't mean that they're on the same team. Rosendale disagreed, but stopped short of calling them traitors.
Kinzinger similarly has been annoyed by his party caving into President Donald Trump from the beginning. His opposition to the attack on the U.S. Capitol is consistent with his ongoing debate with his own party. It's unclear how he's promoted himself among the GOP going that route. In fact, Kinzinger intends to run again in 2022, unless he's eliminated from redistricting in the state.
Democratic Party of Illinois chairwoman Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) told the Chicago Sun-Times that Kinzinger isn't a target for the Democrats to remove.
See the interview below:
'Trump is not happy': CNN reporter says watching Capitol cops trash former president was 'devastating' for him
CNN reporter Jamie Gangel on Tuesday said that the first day of the Capitol riot commission was not a good one for former President Donald Trump.
In discussing Trump's mindset, Gangel said that the former president must have been particularly angry that he didn't even have longtime ally Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to make a scene while defending him.
"Donald Trump is not happy," she said. "What happened today is what he didn't want to happen. He did not want any committee, and to your point, he didn't have Jim Jordan or any other allies there fighting back or pushing back."
She also said it must have stung for Trump watching uniformed Capitol police officers trash him and his political movement.
"It also was devastating because four policemen in uniform, four heroes, sat there and in devastating, excruciating detail, talked about how Donald Trump supporters were racist, were violent, were trying to stop democracy," she said. "This was a bad day for Donald Trump."
Watch the video below.
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