The Biden administration moved to further limit America’s military presence in the Middle East. On Monday, Joe Biden met with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and vowed to end America’s combat mission in the country.
Dr. Ron Paul has warned of Soviet-style political persecution of conservatives amid detention and torture of January 6 protesters. In an article on Monday, Paul wrote the conviction of protester Paul Hodgins was a miscarriage of justice.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) appeared to insinuate unvaccinated people were a dangers to themselves and others. During an interview on Monday, the Democrat compared people who have decided not to get vaccinated to drunk drivers.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the rising crime rate in cities such as Chicago would “not turn on a dime.” In a press briefing on Monday, Psaki was asked about the White House’s efforts to combat crime in the Windy City, citing 12 killings among around 70 people who were shot just over the weekend.
New York’s controversial governor Andrew Cuomo insisted he has remained truthful about the virus throughout the pandemic, despite being faced with numerous allegations for lying about deaths in his state. During a press briefing at Yankee Stadium on Monday, Cuomo took zero responsibility for nursing home death’s in New York and went as far as to say he only told the facts about the virus from the beginning.
Police located and arrested a third suspect in the fatal shooting of a Washington state sheriff’s deputy. Authorities said 26-year-old Guillermo Raya was taken into custody in Salem, Oregon on Sunday.
President Trump attracted a huge crowd of supporters during his speech in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday in stark contrast to the poor attendance at Joe Biden’s recent events.
Five people were killed in a shooting in California. On Sunday, a Kern County sheriff’s deputy, the suspect and three people in a house where killed in Wasco.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) has been set to deliver an opening statement at the first hearing of the January 6 Select Committee. At the hearing on Tuesday, Cheney’s remarks will follow the Democrat chair of the committee, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson (D).