This Week: 

Infrastructure fell short again this week thanks to a failed cloture vote. With less than the 60 votes needed and no Republican support the legislation was unable to move forward for now. Also this week, in an unprecedented move House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked two Republicans from a bipartisan House committee tasked with investigating the January 6 riot. Jared and FOX News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram discuss.

This week, several staffers including one in House Speaker’s Nancy Pelosi’s office tested positive for COVID-19. The cases luckily seem to be mild, a good sign the vaccine is working. With the Delta variant threat rising not only in Washington D.C. but across the U.S., there are calls by some to bring back the mask mandate. Jared speaks with Catherine Troisi, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Texas’ School of Public Health in Houston and Dr. Jerome Adams, former Surgeon General under President Trump, on if old precautions may be needed again to battle the summer surges.

On Monday, the United States, Britain, Germany, and other NATO countries released a statement linking a recent Microsoft Exchange hack to China. Fox News Correspondent Mark Meredeth discusses whether or not the Biden Administration plans to impose sanctions on China in response to the attack, how action against China could impact American businesses, and the ongoing issue of cyber-attacks as a national security threat.

In early July, President Biden set an August, 31st deadline for the United States to exit Afghanistan. But part of that ‘exit’ involves the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba, where 39 detainees remain after one detainee was released to his home country of Morocco this week. Fox News Pentagon Correspondent Lucas Tomlinson joins the podcast to discuss the Biden Administration’s goal to close the prison camp and exit Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of 9/11.