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Topics for Jan. 14:
There was a major development on Thursday in the investigation into the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The Department of Justice announced the arrest of Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the extremist group Oath Keepers. Rhodes was charged with seditious conspiracy. Washington Week is following this developing story.
President Biden and Democrats are pushing hard for voting rights legislation in advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On Tuesday, Mr. Biden gave a speech in Georgia that endorsed changing Senate rules to pass the legislation by a simple majority. On Thursday, he travelled to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers. A lot of political capital is being used on this—but will it work?
And, as Omicron continues to wreak havoc, the Supreme Court blocked the federal vaccine-or-test rules for large U.S. businesses, but allowed vaccine mandates for most health care workers.
Amna Nawaz, Chief Correspondent for the PBS NEWSHOUR, will fill in as moderator of this week's roundtable. Yamiche Alcindor will be back next week.
Joining WASHINGTON WEEK to discuss all this and more:
- Devlin Barrett, National Security and Law Enforcement Reporter at the Washington Post
- Geoff Bennett, Chief Washington Correspondent at PBS NEWSHOUR
- Leigh Ann Caldwell, Capitol Hill Correspondent for NBC News
- Yasmeen Abutaleb, National Health Policy Reporter for The Washington Post
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