How Republican Vaccine Opposition Got to This Point

In recent months, Republican skepticism of Covid vaccines and their rollout has grown louder: One recent poll found that 47 percent said they weren’t likely to get vaccinated. By Lisa Lerer After Sherri Tenpenny, a Cleveland-area doctor, falsely suggested during a hearing last month in the Ohio House of Representatives that Covid vaccines left people […]

House Republicans Prepare to Oust a Defiant Liz Cheney

WASHINGTON — House Republicans were poised on Wednesday to purge Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming from their leadership ranks for her continued repudiation of former President Donald J. Trump’s election lies in a stunning rebuke from her own party. The secret-ballot vote, which will take place during a closed-door meeting on Wednesday morning, is expected […]

One Republican’s Lonely Fight Against a Flood of Disinformation

AFTON, Va. — Denver Riggleman stood virtually alone. It was Oct. 2, on the floor of the House of Representatives, and he rose as one of only two Republicans in the chamber to speak in favor of a resolution denouncing QAnon. Mr. Riggleman, a freshman congressman from Virginia, had his own personal experiences with fringe […]

Republicans Won Blue-Collar Votes. They’re Not Offering Much in Return.

As the election returns rolled in showing President Donald J. Trump winning strong support from blue-collar voters in November while suffering historic losses in suburbs across the country, Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, a Republican, declared on Twitter: “We are a working class party now. That’s the future.” And with further results revealing that Mr. […]

Will Biden’s ‘Excellent Meeting’ Bear Fruit?

Biden takes a stab at bipartisanship, but Democrats in Congress aren’t holding their breath. It’s Tuesday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Where things stand “I feel like I’m back in the Senate,” President Biden declared yesterday as he met with lawmakers […]