Manchin and Sinema still playing games; DHS downplayed January 6 violence


Trump supporters attacked and injured police officers, broke through barricades and caused the evacuation of Congress, but a DHS memo claimed there had been ‘no major incidents of illegal activity.’ Maybe somebody should have turned on a television?

In the news today: Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema continue to imperil infrastructure and climate change legislation and continue to offer no specifics about how to gain their support. After months of this game, it’s safe to say the rest of the Democratic caucus is fed up with the performance. New information on the January 6 insurrection shows the Trump-era Department of Homeland Security was downplaying the violence even as it unfolded on television screens. Any guesses why?

In better news, it turns out that “vaccine mandates” are working spectacularly when it comes to actually spurring Americans into getting their shots. But that doesn’t mean Republican lies about the vaccine are letting up. Here’s some of what you may have missed:

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