Taking it to the Banks

A member of the House Republican leadership who, earlier this year, advised his party to rebuff support from corporate PACs has subsequently accepted tens of thousands in corporate PAC donations. Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) is the chairman of the influential Republican Study Committee (RSC), a caucus of conservative House members that includes most of the Republican caucus. Part of the job of the RSC is to provide strategic advice to help its 153 members get reelected. So when many RSC members faced a backlash for voting to overturn the election on January 6, they turned to Banks for answers.

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