Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration on Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election. Clinton faulted the Republican presidential administration repeatedly, from its abandoned health care policy to its representation of women in top jobs. She also rebuked White House press secretary Sean Spicer, again not by name, for chiding a black woman journalist for shaking her head during the daily news conference hours earlier.
The Trump administration is going to great lengths to distance itself from former associates in the face of an F.B.I. investigation into whether there were connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a press briefing after President Donald Trump pulled the GOP lead health care bill. When asked if congress is gridlocked Pelosi said, "it's our responsibility to find common ground," but that "it also depends on the motivation."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reacts to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to pull the GOP-led health care bill.
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.
At a press conference Wednesday, House Intelligence Chair Rep. Devin Nunes said President Donald Trump's communications may have been "incidentally" picked up during the presidential transition. Nunes believes the intelligence collections were done legally.
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.
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