January 6, 2023

ITT Sound Off: Democracy Destructionists

Maria and Julio unpack what’s happening in the House of Representatives and the numerous votes to elect a new House Speaker. They also connect this to the January 6th attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol, which happened two years ago today. Finally, they discuss President Biden’s latest announcement regarding new immigration restrictions and expanding Title 42.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Molly Jong-Fast writes about the Republican “Trumpified party” and its performative inability to elect a House Speaker in this article for Vanity Fair.

  • “Any reflections leading up to the anniversary, already sharply divided, have been tainted by the ongoing chaos in the House, with many of the figures central in objecting to the certification of votes in 2021 — including some subpoenaed by the select committee — now emerging as key players in the Republican battle over whether Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) should serve as the next Speaker,” writes Rebecca Beitsch in this article for The Hill.

  • Hamed Aleaziz and Courtney Subramanian write about President Biden’s new immigration strategy, including the expansion of a Trump-era policy in their reporting for the Los Angeles Times.

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