McConnell gets win on Trump in NATO vote
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) clinched a victory on Wednesday when the Senate — including 48 of the chamber’s 50 Republicans — voted overwhelmingly to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO. The resolution, which cleared the chamber in a bipartisan 95-1 vote, was a top priority for the Republican leader, who wanted to send a signal…news.yahoo.com
Hawley vows to vote ‘no’ on adding Sweden and Finland to NATO
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Monday said he would vote against Finland and Sweden’s bids to join NATO, a move that would go against most of his colleagues from both sides of the aisle. In an op-ed published by The National Interest, Hawley says the United States shouldn’t expand its security commitments in Europe due to a more pressing threat from…news.yahoo.com
Missouri GOP contenders distance themselves from McConnell
As the U.S. Senate primary campaign nears its end in Missouri, all three leading Republican candidates are making it clear that if elected, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won't have their support. Twenty-one Republicans are on the ballot Tuesday, with former Gov. Eric Greitens, Attorney General Eric Schmitt and U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler believed to be the leading contenders. The Missouri candidates are among conservative Senate hopefuls who have fallen in line behind former President Donald Trump, who has attacked McConnell and advocated for new Senate leadership if Republicans win back the chamber in November.news.yahoo.com
Ted Cruz calls the video of Josh Hawley fleeing the Capitol on January 6 'gotcha politics' but admits it's 'worth a chuckle' when set to the 'Chariots of Fire' theme song
Sen. Ted Cruz says he's not watching the Jan. 6 hearings. But he shared thoughts Tuesday on the viral video of Sen. Josh Hawley fleeing the Capitol.news.yahoo.com
Josh Hawley Pledges to Not ‘Run,’ After Being Caught Running From Trump Mob
Joe RaedleOn Thursday evening, the Jan. 6 committee played stunning footage of Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) running away from a mob of pro-Trump vigilantes that he was seen riling up just hours earlier.Despite the clip clearly showing the Republican lawmaker on the run, nearly 24 hours later, he pledged to a group of young conservative activists that he would not “run” away from a battle.“Hey, listen, I know what I’m talking about because I had them do it to me,” he proudly declared at Turning Poinews.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 Committee Embarrasses Josh Hawley With Fleeing Video
Jan. 6 CommitteeSen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) made an inadvertently comedic cameo at the Jan. 6 committee’s primetime hearing Thursday night when Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) laid out what Donald Trump’s most loyal congressional supporters were up to during the Capitol insurrection.“Senator Josh Hawley also had to flee,” Luria said. “Earlier that afternoon, before the joint session started, he walked across the east front of the Capitol.”“As you can see in this photo, he raised his fist in solidarity withnews.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 hearing: Hawley, Tuberville received calls from Trump while evacuating the Senate floor
At Thursday’s hearing of the Jan. 6 House select committee, Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., said that the committee had determined that as the Senate was being evacuated during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, President Donald Trump made calls to senators to urge them to continue to delay the count of the Electoral College vote. Among those called by the president were Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., and Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., who was seen on security footage running from the Senate chamber.news.yahoo.com
Professor scolds Sen. Josh Hawley during abortion hearing: 'Your line of questioning is transphobic'
Berkeley law professor Khiara Bridges accused Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., on Tuesday of risking the safety of members of the trans community as a result of his “transphobic” questioning, during a heated exchange at a Senate hearing on abortion access.news.yahoo.com
Witness accuses Sen. Hawley of transphobic questions during committee hearing
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on the legal aftermath of the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, law professor Khiara Bridges of the University of California, Berkeley, said the line of questioning by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., was transphobic and “opens up trans people to violence.”news.yahoo.com
Berkeley professor to Hawley: ‘Your line of questioning is transphobic’
Berkeley law professor Khiara Bridges rebuked Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) during a Senate hearing on Tuesday, accusing him of peppering her with a line of transphobic questioning. Bridges during an exchange with Hawley at the hearing cited the suicide attempt rate among transgender people and accused Hawley of asking questions that could lead to violence…news.yahoo.com
Ex-Trump aide Peter Navarro says the former president should pick Ron DeSantis as his 2024 running mate instead of 'losers like Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley'
Navarro said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis "should see the wisdom" of agreeing to a VP slot as a "Trump-DeSantis ticket would indeed be a juggernaut."news.yahoo.com
Sen. Josh Hawley predicts the overturning of Roe v. Wade will cause a 'major sorting out across the country' and allow the GOP to 'extend their strength in the Electoral College'
"I think it'll probably redraw some demographic lines around the country, and will lead to impacts in voting patterns," Hawley told reporters Friday.news.yahoo.com
Trump's Ukraine impeachment shadows war, risks GOP response
Even the staunchest defense hawks in the Republican Party stood virtually united by Donald Trump’s side when the then-president was impeached in late 2019 after pressuring Ukraine’s leader for “a favor” and withholding $400 million in military aid.
Hawley introduces bill to strip 'woke' Disney of special copyright protections
EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Josh Hawley is introducing legislation that would strip the Walt Disney Company of special copyright protections granted to the corporation by Congress, while also limiting the length of new copyrights.news.yahoo.com
"60 Minutes" interviews Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy from fortified war rooms
"60 Minutes" spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy from his fortified war rooms for an hourlong interview. Topics included the West's response to the conflict and what victory would look like for Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 panel has enough evidence to refer Trump for criminal charges, Liz Cheney says
The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has enough evidence to refer former President Donald Trump for criminal charges, Rep. Liz Cheney says. She says the panel has not made a decision about moving forward with a referral.news.yahoo.com
GOP shoots down Supreme Court boycott
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are shooting down the idea of boycotting the panel's vote on Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. "There's not going to be any boycott. There's zero, not one iota chance that we would boycott," said Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), a member of the committee.The idea of a committee boycott, which has floated around Capitol Hill for weeks, was spun up after 10 Republicans sent Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill...news.yahoo.com
In questioning Ketanji Brown Jackson, ambitious Republican senators try to elevate their national profiles
For a handful of ambitious Republican senators, Jackson’s confirmation hearings this week have served as an high-profile platform to prove their mettle to GOP voters who might someday see their names on a presidential primary ballot.washingtonpost.com
Jackson heading for likely confirmation despite GOP darts
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faced down a barrage of Republican questioning about her sentencing of criminal defendants on Wednesday, as her history-making bid to join the Supreme Court veered from lofty constitutional questions to attacks on her motivations as a judge.
Jackson pushes back at GOP critics, defends judicial record
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson forcefully defended her record as a federal judge Tuesday, pushing back on Republican assertions that she would be soft on crime and declaring she would rule as an “independent jurist” if confirmed as the first Black woman on the high court.
White House pushes GOP to end blockade of ambassador picks
As President Joe Biden announces two more ambassador nominees, the White House and Democrats are warning that maneuvering by some Senate Republicans to block all but a small fraction of Biden’s diplomatic and other national security appointees is doing serious harm to U.S. diplomatic efforts around the globe.
Lawsuit: NRA illegally funded Trump, other GOP candidates
A federal lawsuit accuses the National Rifle Association of violating campaign finance laws by using shell companies to illegally funnel up to $35 million to Republican candidates, including former President Donald Trump, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and others.
Ambassador pick emphasizes US strengths in countering China
President Joe Biden’s pick for ambassador to Beijing has told lawmakers considering his nomination that Americans should “have confidence in our strength” when dealing with the rise of China, a nation he says the U.S. and its allies can manage.