May 22, 2024 - Politics & Policy

Capitol Hill's tense, chaotic day

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Police officers take security measures as the headquarters of the Republican National Committee building was temporarily shut down today. Photo: Celal Gunes/Anadolu via Getty Images

This morning: Capitol Police recovered two vials of blood sent to the Republican National Committee headquarters, just blocks from the Capitol building.

This afternoon: The House floor ground to a halt for more than an hour after Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said Trump is "on trial for covering up hush money payments to a porn star for political gain." The comments were eventually struck from the record.

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to note that McGovern is a Democrat, not a Republican.

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