May 20, 2021
Four and half months after the January 6th insurrection, Republicans in Congress find themselves unwilling to commit to a bipartisan commission looking into the tragic and deadly events. Daniella and Jesse discuss the deadlocked negotiations this week on “The Tent” as well as the efforts to de-escalate violence in Israel and Gaza. Plus, they connect with Mother Jones senior reporter Ari Berman to discuss his reporting on voter suppression efforts being pursued in the states.
You can also follow Ari Berman on Twitter @AriBerman and read more of his work with Mother Jones here. He is the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.
Here are some helpful links for this week’s episode:
“Lawmakers are targeting the courts that could shoot down voter suppression laws” via The Washington Post
“Opinion: McCarthy, McConnell and the illusion of bipartisanship” via The Washington Post