Videos of Tire Nichols’ brutal beating and subsequent death in Memphis, Tennessee have renewed conversations about federal police accountability legislation like the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
“We need a national conversation about this,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on ABC’s This Week Sunday.
Congress also returned to session on Monday as lawmakers continue discussions on raising the debt ceiling to avoid an economic crisis. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will meet with Speaker Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt limit.
Here’s what else is happening in politics.
The public is equally concerned about confidential documents from Biden and Trump: Identical percentages – 67% – concern classified documents found in the possession of both Biden and former President Donald Trump, according to a survey by NBC News.
Rep. Ilhan Omar Committee Assignment To Be Decided: The House is expected to vote this week on whether to remove Congressman Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. It is unclear whether there are enough votes for the effort backed by spokesman McCarthy and Omar’s GOP opponents.
Trump is back on the campaign trail: The former president appeared in New Hampshire and South Carolina on Saturday after his campaign has been largely quiet since launching in late 2022.
Americans are equally concerned about confidential documents from Biden and Trump
67% of Americans are concerned about classified documents found in the possession of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, despite multiple differences in the number of documents found and how Biden and Trump have responded to the findings, according to a survey released Sunday by NBC News.
The poll also found that 50% of respondents disapprove of Biden’s job performance compared to 45% who approve. The numbers do not bode well for Republicans either, who have launched extensive investigations into the White House.
We asked: After Trump, Biden, Pence, are other former presidents in possession of confidential documents?
55% of respondents said they believe House Republicans will spend too much time investigating Biden rather than focusing on other priorities. 54% of respondents also said they believe Republicans will be too inflexible in their investigations.
‘We’re here’: Trump returns to campaign in early voting states
Former President Donald Trump resumed his campaign Saturday with fresh attacks on longtime targets: President Joe Biden, the 2020 election, federal and state prosecutors, and a growing roster of Republican opponents.
“We’ll do it again,” Trump told supporters as he introduced his “South Carolina Leadership Team” during an event at the Statehouse in downtown Columbia, capping a day-long trip that also took him to New Hampshire. Both states hold early primaries in the 2024 presidential election.
Trump in Trouble: Republican support for his 2024 candidacy falls due to political and legal setbacks
The trip comes after more than two months of political turmoil for Trump following his mid-November announcement about his 2024 campaign. A growing number of Republicans say the former president cannot win next year and the party should look for another standard bearer. .
– David Jackson
This article originally appeared in USA TODAY: Nichols’ Death Sparks Police Conversation; Trump on the trail: real-time updates