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Sedition Charges, COVID Confusion and Protecting the Vote

Airs Friday, January 14, 2022 at 8PM on WETA PBS

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, along with ten others, was charged with seditious conspiracy. Washington Week is following this developing story.
 
President Biden and Democrats fell short in their push 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 traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers, but failed to gain the full support of his party. 
 
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 a smaller pool of healthcare workers.

Amna Nawaz, PBS NewsHour's chief correspondent, will fill in as moderator of this week's roundtable.

Joining Washington Week to discuss all this and more.

 

The conversation continues on the Washington Week Extra, where Amna will discuss historic inflation with Amara Omeokwe, Economics Reporter for The Wall Street Journal. The Extra streams live on YouTube at 8:30/7:30c 

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