Alabama Sen. Doug Jones (D.) announced Tuesday that he would join his Democratic colleagues in opposing the confirmation of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.) has reversed course from his long-stated views on gun control, signaling that he now supports a federal ban on “assault-style weapons” and limits on high capacity magazines.
Sen. Doug Jones (D.), Alabama’s new addition to the halls of Congress, used his maiden speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate to call for unity in the gun control debate, even while he attacked the National Rifle Association’s “extreme positions” and called for sweeping gun control measures.
Senate Democrats from states that Donald Trump won in 2016 were vital on Monday in blocking a bill, supported by the president, that would ban abortion after the mother reaches 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Donald Trump Jr. joined his father in piling on Steve Bannon on Wednesday, tweeting a sarcastic thanks to him as Democrat Doug Jones was sworn in as Alabama’s new senator.
President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that Republicans will do “very well” in 2018 on the heels of a report that said he will aggressively campaign in the first midterm of his presidency.