Two members of President Trump’s cabinet resigned on Thursday. Democrats in Congress say it’s not the secretaries who need to go, but Trump himself. Many signs suggested this week’s pro-Trump rally would be a riot.
Why didn’t authorities seem to believe it? And the pandemic continues to drag the job market down. The Labor Department says 19 million Americans are still depending on unemployment benefits.
A congressional exercise in the peaceful transfer of power devolved into deadly chaos when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. Hours after the riots, Congress reconvened and certified President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including what an economic relief bill may mean for President-elect Joe Biden and President Trump’s base and his unfounded election claims.
Justice Department investigating ‘bribery conspiracy scheme’ involving presidential pardon, Attorney-General Barr says no evidence of voter fraud, and couple uses deposit from canceled wedding to feed hundreds on Thanksgiving.
Axios Today reports: We’re halfway through September which means members of Congress are shifting their focus towards their own re-election campaigns, and now a Supreme Court Justice pick. After months of back and forth on a new stimulus bill, it’s now even less likely one will pass before the election.
Plus, some not-bad news about our economic recovery.
And, on the road with the Biden campaign.
Guests: Axios’ Alayna Treene, Felix Salmon and Hans Nichols.