Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump Believes that the House Special Committee investigating the deadly January 6 riot at the US Capitol should not investigate the attack, but should instead investigate the allegations of voter fraud that spurred the attack. But Trump is not allowed to watch the hearings because they are about these … Read more
In Part 2 of this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Galen Druke speaks with Kaleigh Rogers about the ongoing hearings of the House Special Committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol and how the message of those hearings is being conveyed both emotionally and throughly raw statements developed footage from … Read more
In Part 2 of this edition of the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, Kaleigh Rogers and Galen Druke discuss the structure of the upcoming hearings of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. They break down what they expect to see in those hearings and the factors that have made previous … Read more
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings wrapped up on Thursday, and all indications point to Jackson being confirmed, largely along partisan lines. She would be the first Black woman and first public defender to serve on the court. Since her confirmation is expected, the hearings — similar to past ones — were more … Read more
Because Ketanji Brown Jackson is expected to be confirmed by the Senate, this week’s hearings were more about politics. In this installation of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Galen Druke and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux discuss the messages that senators sent and whether we were able to glean anything about what kind of justice Jackson would be.
On Feb. 25, shortly after President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee became public, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted that he expects a “respectful but interesting” hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If history is any guide, Graham’s right about it being interesting — but likely wrong about it being respectful. Biden’s nominee is Ketanji Brown Jackson, … Read more