News Roundup: Matt Gaetz wanted pardoning; Tucker mocks insurrection violence

Pretty weird to be sitting in judgment of whether a clearly crooked president ought to be impeached at the same time you’re angling for a pardon from the guy, but not even in the top ten weird things about Gaetz to come out this week.

In today’s news: Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz may be denying allegations of sex trafficking (and a whole bunch else), but that didn’t stop him from pressing for a last-minute Trump pardon. Tucker Carlson continues to wave the flag of violent white nationalism. The filibuster fight takes a religious turn, as faith leaders press the Senate to stop hiding behind process to dodge issues of civil rights.

Here’s just some of what you may have missed: