House GOP embraces mainstream media after years of bashing ‘fake news’

February 04, 2023

© Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) speaks with reporters after leaving a House GOP conference meeting on Capitol Hill on Jan. 25. Viewers to ABC’s “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday” heard from a pair of prominent House Republicans, Reps. Michael R. Turner (Ohio) and Michael McCaul (Tex.). But this pivot for House Republicans comes after a prolonged standoff with the more traditional media outlets that came under attack during, and after, Donald Trump’s grievance-driven presidency. I think that’s true for CNN and for Fox,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-Tex.) And there’s an acknowledgment that Trump’s popularity has faded a bit and, in the majority, House Republicans can focus these interviews on their policy proposals or oversight investigations.