Sunday shows - Jan. 6 investigation dominates

Sunday shows - Jan. 6 investigation dominates
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The congressional panel investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 dominated the political talk shows on Sunday morning. 

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Jan. 6 committee taps former Bush administration official as top lawyer Ocasio-Cortez, Bush push to add expanded unemployment in .5T spending plan MORE (D-Calif.) signaled that she plans to appoint GOP Rep Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerEmboldened Trump takes aim at GOP foes Jan. 6 committee taps former Bush administration official as top lawyer Blinken grilled in first hearing since Afghanistan withdrawal MORE (Ill.) to the select committee investigating the attack, saying “you could say that’s the direction I would be going.”

One of the GOP lawmakers blocked from the panel by Pelosi also blamed Democrats for a "breakdown of security" on Jan. 6.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Pelosi signals Kinzinger's likely appointment to Jan. 6 panel
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday signaled that she plans to appoint GOP Rep Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) to the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, saying on Sunday “you could say that’s the direction I would be going.”

Pelosi told ABC’s “This Week” that she would not be making an announcement Sunday and that she needed to speak with Kinzinger, who has been outspoken in his criticism of former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE.

But she also said “that would be my plan” when she was asked by host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosSurgeon general: 'Our enemy is the virus. It is not one another' Christie: Biden's new vaccine mandate will 'harden opposition' GOP senator on Texas abortion law: Supreme Court will 'swat it away' when 'it comes to them in an appropriate manner' MORE about appointing more Republicans to the panel. 
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GOP lawmaker blocked from panel blames Pelosi for Jan. 6 'breakdown of security'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), one of the two GOP lawmakers rejected by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from serving on the Jan. 6 committee, accused the Speaker on Sunday of being responsible for the "breakdown of security" that day that led to a mob storming the Capitol.
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Senate Republican: Jan. 6 investigation 'is politically to the advantage of Democrats'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL 
 
Republican Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyBlack women look to build upon gains in coming elections Watch live: GOP senators present new infrastructure proposal Sasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote MORE (Pa.) said on Sunday that investigations into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol are “politically to the advantage of Democrats to try to keep this issue in the forefront.”
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Democratic negotiator: 'I believe we will' have infrastructure bill ready on Monday
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerAdvocates call on top Democrats for 0B in housing investments Democrats draw red lines in spending fight Manchin puts foot down on key climate provision in spending bill MORE (D-Va.), a member of the bipartisan group of senators working on a massive infrastructure bill, on Sunday said he believes the legislation will be ready on Monday after it failed a first vote on the Senate floor last week.
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Senate Republican 'not happy' with Pelosi plan to delay infrastructure vote
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Republican Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanEmboldened Trump takes aim at GOP foes Overnight On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — GOP senator: It's 'foolish' to buy Treasury bonds Senate lawmakers let frustration show with Blinken MORE (Ohio), the lead GOP negotiator on infrastructure, said on Sunday that he is “not happy” about Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) plan to delay a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure deal until a larger reconciliation package is passed.
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Commerce secretary: We're 'very close' to passing bipartisan infrastructure bill
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
"We're in the final strokes. We're in the final days. We're optimistic. We are all engaging daily multiple times a day with members of the Senate, and we're feeling really good about it," U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina RaimondoGina RaimondoThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden increases vaccine requirement for federal workers The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats face headwinds on .5 trillion plan, debt ceiling White House rallies private industry in cyber battle MORE said.
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Fauci says COVID-19 is now an 'outbreak among the unvaccinated'
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
“It’s really an outbreak among the unvaccinated. So this is an issue, predominantly among the unvaccinated, which is the reason why we're out there practically pleading with the unvaccinated people to go out and get vaccinated,” Anthony FauciAnthony FauciWatch live: White House COVID-19 response team holds briefing Intercept reporters discuss gain-of-function research The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - DC prepares for Saturday of festivals & Jan. 6 demonstration MORE told host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - DC prepares for Saturday of festivals & Jan. 6 demonstration Overnight Health Care — Nicki Minaj stokes uproar over vaccines Fauci responds to Nicki Minaj's vaccine worries MORE on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Fauci 'heartened' to see top Republicans encouraging vaccinations
By MYCHAEL SCHNELL
 
Anthony Fauci, President BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrat threatens to vote against party's spending bill if HBCUs don't get more federal aid Overnight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Haitians stuck in Texas extend Biden's immigration woes MORE’s chief medical adviser, said on Sunday that he was “heartened” to see a number of top Republican officials encouraging vaccinations.
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Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political'
By CAROLINE VAKIL
 
Arkansas Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Biden's .5 trillion plan will likely have to shrink Sunday shows - Manchin says he won't vote for .5 trillion bill GOP governor: Biden's vaccine mandate 'increases the division' MORE (R) lamented that it was “disappointing” that politics played a role in whether or not people decided to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Most Americans pessimistic about next 12 months: poll
By DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
 
More than half of those surveyed in the ABC News/Ipsos poll published Sunday, or 55 percent, said they are pessimistic about the direction of the country. In May, 36 percent indicated the same thing.
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