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Sunday shows - Cheney removal, CDC guidance reverberate

Sunday shows - Cheney removal, CDC guidance reverberate
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Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyCheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' House Democrats to Schumer: Vote again on Jan. 6 probe Cheney compares Trump claims to Chinese Communist Party: 'It's very dangerous' MORE's removal from House GOP leadership for criticizing former President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE dominated the Sunday morning political talk shows, with the Wyoming Republican making appearances on multiple networks.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskyStudy: Older Americans saw larger declines in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths after vaccine became available Overnight Health Care: Biden 'very confident' in Fauci amid conservative attacks | House Dems press Biden on global vaccinations | CDC director urges parents to vaccinate adolescents New York plans to loosen school mask rules as soon as Monday MORE also appeared on several shows to discuss new guidance lifting coronavirus restrictions for vaccinated people. 

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.  

Cheney: 'The majority of the Republican Party is not where I am'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday that “the majority of the Republican Party is not where I am,” days after House GOP lawmakers voted to remove her from her leadership post for challenging former President Trump’s unproven claims of election fraud.

“I know that there are many members who have expressed concern about their own security. And I think that's an important point to think about as well, that we now live in a country where members' votes are affected because they're worried about their security, they're worried about threats on their lives,” Cheney said on ABC's "This Week."
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'No question' another attack like Jan. 6, or worse, can occur due to election fraud claims, Cheney says
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“We have to recognize how quickly things can unravel. We have to recognize what it means for the nation to have a former president who has not conceded and who continues to suggest that our electoral system cannot function, cannot do the will of the people,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said.
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Cheney: I can't ignore Trump because he 'continues to be a real danger'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who was recently ousted as House Republican Conference Chair, said on Sunday that she could not simply ignore former President Trump because he "continues to be a real danger."
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Kinzinger: 'I would love to move on' from Trump but he is the leader of the GOP
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
"You cannot on the one hand say that Donald Trump is a leader or the leader of the Republican Party — which I believe he is the leader of the Republican Party right now because Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyPelosi, leaders seek to squelch Omar controversy with rare joint statement Omar: I wasn't equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries Schumer bemoans number of Republicans who believe Trump will be reinstated: 'A glaring warning' MORE gave him his leadership card. You can't say he's the leader and then say we have to move on. I would love to move on, Chuck," Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerCheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' Why the Democrats need Joe Manchin Axios CEO says GOP before Trump will not return MORE (R-Ill.) said.
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Crenshaw says Republicans can't 'ex-communicate' Trump
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
"These are complex human relationships that involve millions of people. And I have always said, look, I do not think Trump is the devil and I won't say that. I don't think he's Jesus either, you know, I'm a rational human being about this," Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawCotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military The hypocrisy of weeding out identity politics in the military Crenshaw trolled after asking for examples of 'woke ideology' in military MORE (R-Texas) said.
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Maryland GOP governor: Trump is 'toxic for the Republican Party and for the country'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“We've got to find a way to get the Republican Party back to the party of Lincoln and Reagan, get back to the more traditional big-tent party that can appeal to a majority of people. Otherwise we simply aren't going to have control, we're not going to get the White House back and we won't have control of the House and the Senate,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said.
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'Absolutely bogus' for GOP to downplay Jan. 6, House Republican says
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Rep. Fred UptonFrederick (Fred) Stephen UptonFauci: Emails highlight confusion about Trump administration's mixed messages early in pandemic Why Republican politicians are sticking with Trump Progressives nearly tank House Democrats' Capitol security bill MORE (R-Mich.) on Sunday said his Republican colleagues downplaying the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building is “absolutely bogus.”
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CDC director denies political pressure affected new mask guidelines
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on Sunday said that the agency's recent decision to recommend that vaccinated  no longer wear masks had nothing to do with political pressure from lawmakers.
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Walensky defends new mask guidance saying science 'evolved'
By OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
 
"We now have science that has really just evolved even in the last two weeks that demonstrates that these vaccines are safe, they are effective,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said. “They are working in a population just as they did in the clinical trials that they are working against our variants that we have here circulating in the United States.” 
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'We're not counting on vaccine mandates at all,' CDC director says
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
"We're not counting on vaccine mandates at all. It may very well be that local businesses, local jurisdictions will work toward vaccine mandates. That is going to be locally driven and not federally driven," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said.
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Walensky says unvaccinated children should continue wearing masks
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday said unvaccinated children should continue to wear masks and social distance, despite new guidelines from the agency that lifts restrictions for vaccinated adults and adolescents.
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Schiff: Biden administration needs to 'push harder' to stop violence in Mideast
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Nixon's former White House counsel: Trump DOJ was 'Nixon on stilts and steroids' Trump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday called on the Biden administration to “push harder” on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to stop the violence in the Mideast, as clashes between the country's forces and Hamas militants escalates.
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Netanyahu: 'We're trying to degrade Hamas's terrorist abilities'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE on Sunday said the nation's forces are “trying to degrade Hamas’s terrorist abilities,” after violence in the region escalated over the past week.
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Ron Johnson calls cyberattacks an 'existential' threat following Colonial Pipeline shutdown
By CELINE CASTRONUOVO
 
Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonHillicon Valley: House targets tech giants with antitrust bills | Oversight chair presses JBS over payment to hackers | Trump spokesman to join tech company | YouTube suspends GOP senator YouTube suspends Ron Johnson for 7 days GOP senators introduce bill to make Iran deal subject to Senate approval MORE (R-Wis.) said Sunday that the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline that forced its shutdown exposed the “vulnerabilities” in the U.S. electrical grid that could pose an “existential” threat to the country’s energy system.
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