House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Nunes (R-Calif.) blindsided ranking member Rep. Schiff (D-Calif.) with the announcement that he was canceling open hearings with FBI director James Comey over the inquiry into Russian involvement with the 2016 election.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer expressed optimism during a press briefing on Friday that the GOP-backed health care bill would pass the House. Spicer said President Trump has done all that he can, but noted that "you can't force people to vote."
Freedom Caucus chairman U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., emerged from a health care bill strategy meeting of House conservatives Thursday afternoon to an over-flowing hallway in the Rayburn Office Building of nearly 75 reporters and TV cameras clamoring for an interview. Meadows, who has been leading stiff opposition to a GOP pitch to repeal Obamacare, said he's confident Republicans will move forward to overhaul national health care regulations and policy and that President Trump will "get a victory."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in her weekly press conference, said President Donald Trump and House Republicans have made a mistake in trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act on the anniversary of its passage.
Former Vice President Joe Biden defended the Affordable Care Act, saying "this bill was about peace of mind" for Americans during a House Democrats press event marking the seventh anniversary of the signing of the ACA. The event comes a day before the House votes to repeal the landmark health care plan.
At Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committe, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) asked about religious tests, waterboarding, and what Gorsuch would do if President Trump had asked him to undo Roe vs. Wade.
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch testified at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that he'd have no trouble exercising judicial independence. "I make a decision based on the facts of the law," stated Gorsuch.
At his confirmation hearing for Supreme Court, Sen. Dianne Feinstein questioned Judge Neil Gorsuch about whether or not he condoned waterboarding during the Bush presidency.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Cort nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch whether Roe v. Wade was "decided correctly." During his reply, Gorsuch said, “Roe v. Wade is a precedent of the Supreme Court...It was reaffirmed in Casey ... and in several other cases.”
During Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked him whether or not he thought Roe v. Wade amounted to a “superprecedent,” a relatively new judicial theory that says some rulings are so deeply embedded in the law they should be especially hard to overturn.
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