The House Ethics Committee is launching a formal investigation of Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, the committee announced Friday. The decision was made after the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent investigative body, referred evidence to the committee in June. The Associated Press reports that the probe is “focused in part on her short-lived presidential bid.” The representative is cooperating with the investigation.
Politico reports that in addition to Bachmann, the committee is probing Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.), Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.), and Chief Republican Deputy Whip Peter Roskam of Illinois.
- Thousands have made it to the Women's March on Washington to stand up for women's right and protest Donald Trump.
- Crowds for the Women's March in Washington, DC, are turning out to be much larger than for the inauguration so far.
- Marches are being held around the world in solidarity with the women in Washington.
- People are participating in the Women's March today all the way in Antarctica, surrounded by penguins ❄️