Dems eye punishing Republicans who challenged Biden’s win

House Democrats are looking for some payback.Democrats eager to make their GOP colleagues pay for challenging President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 election win after deadly riots in the Capitol are considering blackballing some of those dissenters by keeping their names off any legislation that has a chance of becoming law.Multiple Democrats raised the idea Monday that House chairs could keep any legislation co-sponsored by anti-certification Republicans from seeing the light of day. They are also discussing removing the names of those Republicans from bill re-introductions, the latest instance of how pro-Trump Republicans are facing a reckoning in Washington.Some sources noted House Democratic leadership would have to make that call, since the strategy could seriously impair bipartisan work just as Biden takes office on a pledge to unify a nation that’s more divided than ever. And many Democrats privately noted that it could be a complicated, or even impossible, effort, since more

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