President Trump celebrated Republican candidate Karen Handel’s win in Georgia’s special election on Twitter. During his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Russia organized cyberattacks against the United States to influence the presidential election. Senate Republicans are expected to unveil their health-care proposal on Thursday. Trump will hold his first major reelection fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. in June. The FBI confirmed that James Hodgkinson, who attacked a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, last week, acted alone and had no ties to terrorism.
Today on The Atlantic
- Why Did Ossoff Lose?: The defeat in Georgia is a hard pill for Democrats to swallow, writes Molly Ball from Atlanta: “So far, they have cut into Republicans’ margins, but they have not yet figured out how to win, and moral victories get no votes in Congress.”
- ‘It’s Trump’s Party Now’: Republican Karen Handel’s victory in Tuesday’s special election in an affluent, educated congressional district in Georgia will likely embolden Congress to further embrace Trumpism. (David Frum)
- Who Does the Second Amendment Apply to?: The dash-cam video released on Tuesday showing Officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shooting black motorist Philando Castile raises the question: Do African Americans have the right to bear arms? (David A. Graham)