News Roundup: Justice Department coup probe slogs on; Republicans fall in line behind ‘disaster’

News Roundup: Justice Department coup probe slogs on; Republicans fall in line behind ‘disaster’

The news that a federal grand jury heard testimony from former Vice President Mike Pence’s top lieutenant reminds us that yes, the Justice Department is technically doing something to investigate the Jan. 6 coup attempt—we just don’t know what.

Virginia’s Republican Party is mostly falling in line behind a coup-participating crank of a candidate they once dubbed a “disaster,” again suggesting there’s still no lower bound on how much of a “disaster” you can be while still enjoying the party’s backing.

And at least one of the House Republicans who indignantly voted against protecting same-sex marriage, when Democrats pushed to pass those protections, apparently did so even as he was planning to attend his own son’s same-sex wedding days later. Yeah, he was still invited, apparently. No, I don’t know why either. But here’s some of what you may have missed:

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