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Politics Roundup: Contentious Confirmation Hearings, Capitol Security, COVID-19 Relief And More




Xavier Becerra, nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on February 23, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Xavier Becerra, nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on February 23, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, faces two days of contentious Senate hearings. Republicans are portraying the Californian as unfit, but Democrats are unfazed, accusing the GOP of playing politics despite the coronavirus pandemic.

We’ll discuss the confirmation hearing as well other political headlines, including: 

Guests: 

Anna Edgerton, politics editor for Bloomberg; she tweets @annaedge4

Jack Pitney, professor of politics at Claremont McKenna College; he tweets @jpitney