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Jan. 26, 2023 AT 5 p.m. EST

Airs Friday, January 27, 2023 at 8PM on PBS (check local listings)

More mass shootings, the future of the GOP, plus the discovery of classified documents continues.

On Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris returned to her home state of California, where she called for more gun laws during a visit to the site of last weekend’s mass shooting that killed eleven in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park. The trip came in the wake of another mass shooting in the state on Tuesday that killed seven people in Half Moon Bay near San Francisco.

Former President Donald Trump is set to hit the campaign trail on Saturday, with stops in two key states, New Hampshire and South Carolina.  And on Friday, the GOP is scheduled to choose who will run the Republican National Committee for the next two years. The fight between incumbent RNC chair Ronna McDaniel and her challengers is symptomatic of the split within the GOP over former President Trump’s position in the party.  Meanwhile, GOP Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy (CA) uses the power of the gavel to deny Democrats Rep. Adam Schiff (CA) and Eric Swalwell (CA) seats on the House Intelligence Committee.

Plus, the classified document discovery controversy continues, after classified records were recently found in former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home and turned over to the FBI.

Joining moderator Yamiche Alcindor to discuss this and more:

  • Dan Balz, Chief Correspondent, The Washington Post
  • Ed O’Keefe, Senior White House Correspondent, CBS News
  • Claudia Grisales, Congressional Correspondent, NPR
  • Josh Gerstein, Senior Legal Affairs Reporter, Politico

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