George Santos Is Pausing His Committee Assignments to Spend More Time Curing Cancer
Good morning from the Hive newsroom. To start us off, Bess Levin theorizes why George Santos, still mired in controversy over his web of lies, has unexpectedly decided to step down from his committee posts. “It’s safe to assume that many, many more falsehoods will surface, and it’s possible they could be even worse than the ones we already know about,” she speculates. “The potential list is truly endless, and maybe he thinks people will lose interest in revealing these lies if he takes a lower profile.”
Speaking of liars, Donald Trump’s midterm endorsements appear to be paying off for his presidential bid, observes Caleb Ecarma. Abigail Tracy reports that state Republicans are pursuing more roundabout ways of gutting reproductive rights. Plus, Eric Lutz catches Joe Biden daring Kevin McCarthy to reveal his cards in the debt-ceiling standoff.
Elsewhere, on the media front, Charlotte Klein asks whether Fox News’ scant coverage of the Newsmax-DirecTV debacle points to an ideological rift in right-wing media. Thanks for reading.