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The political action committee of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is releasing bilingual ads that target four House Republicans over their support for former President Trump and their votes to challenge the election results, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The four Republicans represent districts with large Latino populations in Florida, Texas, New Mexico and California. They each won their seats by narrow margins last year.

They include:

  • Rep. Carlos Gimenez (Fla.)
  • Rep. Mike Garcia (Calif.)
  • Rep. Yvette Herrell (N.M.)
  • Rep. Beth Van Duyne (Texas)

Details: One of the ads opens with footage from the Capitol insurrection. A narrator introduces a police officer who says he "experienced a group of individuals who were trying to kill me" that day.

  • "When an extremist mob attacked the Capitol, Congressman Carlos Gimenez was forced to hide," the narrator continues.
  • "But hours later, with blood still on the floors of the Capitol, he voted with Trump and helped spread the same lies that left a police officer dead and many others injured."

What they're saying: Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), chairman of the caucus' political action committee, accused the four Republicans of leading a misinformation campaign to sow doubt about the presidential election results.

  • "They tried to undermine our democracy and in doing so, they helped incite the insurrection," Gallego told the Times. "The best way to fight the Republican disinformation campaign is to hold them accountable for their actions."
  • The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is made up of 38 Democrats.

The other side: Danny Jativa, Gimenez's press secretary, told Axios that Democrats are "trying to take a bogus claim and magnify it into something that isn’t true."

  • Jativa pointed to Gimenez's statement after the vote, in which the congressman said he objected to certification of electors from the states he believed violated an article of the Constitution.
  • Gimenez acknowledged that his objections wouldn't have changed the outcome, Javita added, but said his vote reflected his duty to defend the Constitution.
  • The offices of Garcia, Herrell and Van Duyne did not immediately respond to Axios' requests for comment.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Danny Jativa's name.

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Feast or famine for Trump backers

Sen. Josh Hawley challenges the 2020 election results just before the Jan. 6 Capitol siege. Photo: congress.gov via Getty Images

High-profile Trump backers in Congress who tried to block President Biden's election win have raked in grassroots cash this year. Many of their lesser-known rank-and-file colleagues have not.

Why it matters: New campaign finance data underscore a disparity among election objectors. Some have used the infamy to catapult themselves into MAGA stardom. Those who haven't — including some facing competitive 2022 reelection fights — are stuck with all the baggage and little financial benefit.

Thousands without power as "hazardous" winter storm lashes East Coast

Winter view from Charlotte as winter storm Izzy creates dangerous conditions in Charlotte, N.C. on Jan. 16. Photo: Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A major winter storm was lashing much of the East Coast on Sunday, causing widespread power outages and disrupting travel over the holiday weekend.

The big picture: Heavy snow and ice accumulations are "likely to produce hazardous travel," downed trees and more power outages from the Mid-South to the Northeast, per the National Weather Service. Some parts of the U.S. can expect to see up to a foot of snow through Monday.

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British national named in Colleyville synagogue standoff

A law enforcement vehicle sits near the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on Jan. 16. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

British national Malik Faisal Akram took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue outside Fort Worth on Saturday, the FBI said in a statement.

The latest: Greater Manchester Police, in Northwest England, tweeted on Sunday night that officers had arrested and detained two teenagers in South Manchester for questioning in relation to the siege in Colleyville, Texas, "as part of the ongoing investigation into the attack."