“Leave the rest to me” and to congressional allies, the former president is said to have told top law enforcement officials.
The measure would designate June 19 as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery. More than a dozen Republicans voted against it.
Pushing false theories on the virus, the vaccine and the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Mr. Johnson, the Republican senator from Wisconsin, has absorbed his party’s transformation under Donald Trump.
A quarter of lawmakers have yet to receive a coronavirus vaccine, even though they have been available since December.
The “Tonight Show” host joked that the Wisconsin Republican could be more detested for at least the 10 hours that Senate clerks read the 628-page stimulus bill aloud, as Johnson demanded.
Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, used rules that called on legislative clerks to perform an hourslong reading of the 628-page text.
The disputes are reminiscent of the fight surrounding the creation of the independent commission that conducted an inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Without Donald Trump dominating the political conversation, politicians’ audacious behavior isn’t so quickly subsumed.
This time they’ll fail. But their disloyalty to America is clear.
“At some point, you have to face the music,” said the second-ranking Senate Republican. But Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, was notably silent.
They have crossed the line from free speech to medical practice — or in this case, something akin to malpractice.
The Wisconsin Republican has transformed his Senate panel into a forum for amplifying dubious theories and questionable treatments pushed by President Trump.
There is no evidence that hydroxychloroquine helps Covid-19 patients. So why is Congress still holding hearings on it?
Current and former Trump administration officials are worried about what might happen on Nov. 4.
The report delivered on Wednesday appeared to be little more than a rehashing of unproven allegations that echoed a Russian disinformation campaign.
Louis DeJoy’s appearance before the Senate Homeland Security Committee will be his first congressional testimony since he suspended cost-cutting measures at the Postal Service.
Democrats demanded an F.B.I. briefing. They were concerned about a potential Russian-linked effort to interfere in the election by using a Senate panel to advance smears against Joe Biden, officials said.
Republicans on two Senate committees moved to give their chairmen power to subpoena dozens of Obama administration and F.B.I. officials for the election-year inquiry.
Republicans are using their Senate majority to try to uncover evidence of wrongdoing that President Trump believes is pivotal to his party’s chances in November.
Protests planned for Friday continue a decade-long partisan cleaving in the state and serve as a stand-in for the general election battle to come.