Frank Thorp V

Frank Thorp V


Producer & Off-Air Reporter covering Congress at @NBCNews. Instagram: (frankthorpv) Also served as Chairman of the RTCA Exec. Committee.

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🚨DC snowy owl news: it is currently flying between the Dirksen and Hart Senate office buildings:

SANDERS on Manchin/Sinema: “I think, you know, we need Democrats who are going to stand for working families and are prepared to take on special interest. And if people are not prepared to do that they, I think, can expect to find primary challenges.”

And now Thune says he's hearing they will have a judicial nominee vote tomorrow, partly because the Judiciary Committee has an unrelated mark-up tomorrow morning where they need attendance.

SANDERS on Sinema/Manchin after the failed rules change vote: “These are people who I think have undermined the President of the United States. They have forced us to go through five months of discussions which have gotten absolutely nowhere.”

A group of protesters are blocking the driving entrance to the Capitol singing “country roads”

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And McConnell returned to the mics after the press conference to say the omitted word was "ALL" not "ALMOST". "I've never been accused of this sort of thing before. It's hurtful and offensive. And I think some of the critics know it's totally nonsense," he said at the presser.

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Pelosi just went outside and thanked the troops protecting the Capitol, and game them all her challenge coin:

ROMNEY on GOP Reps threatening to protest electoral college vote: “This is madness. We have a process, recounts are appropriate, going to the court is approp & pursuing every legal avenue is appropriate, but trying to get electors not to do what the people voted to do is madness”

BREAKING: Protesters are on the Senate floor now:

SCHUMER on invoking the 25th amendment: "Speaker Pelosi & I tried to call the VP this morning to tell him to do this, they kept us on hold for 25 mins and then said the VP wouldn't come on the phone. So we are making this call public because he should do it and do it right away."

Huddled on the Senate floor: Manchin, Sinema, Thune and McConnell:

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MANCHIN asked by @AriNatter whether an energy company he founded is a conflict of interest as he negotiates reconciliation: MANCHIN: "I've been in a blind trust for 20 years, I have no idea what they're doing. Ari: You're still getting dividends. MANCHIN: "You got a problem?"

Q: Why did you tear up the speech? PELOSI: “Because it was the courteous thing to do.” PELOSI: “It was the courteous thing to do considering the alternative.”

FAUCI to Rand Paul: "Senator Paul, you do not know what you're talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially. You do not know what you're talking about."

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