Republican Party

  1. Elizabeth Neumann - US Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism, 2018-2020

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur talks to Elizabeth Neumann, a former official in the Trump administration.

    Stephen Sackur interviews Elizabeth Neumann, a former counter-terror official in the Trump administration, now intent on purging the Republican party of the enablers of extremism. Can she succeed?

  2. Evan McMullin - Executive Director, Stand Up Republic

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur interviews Republican party strategist Evan McMullin.

    Stephen Sackur interviews Evan McMullin, one of the Republican party's key organisers and strategists. What should Republican anti-Trumpers do now?

  3. Lindsey Graham - Senator for South Carolina (Republican)

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur speaks to Lindsey Graham, the veteran US senator for South Carolina.

    Stephen Sackur speaks to Lindsey Graham, the veteran US senator for South Carolina and one of the Republican Party’s most outspoken voices on foreign policy.

  4. Rudy Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York City

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur meets the Mayor of New York City on its darkest day, Rudy Giuliani.

    In this special edition of HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur meets the Mayor of New York City on its darkest day, Rudy Giuliani. Ten years on, how much have he and his country been changed by 9/11?

  5. Bryan Hughes, Texas State Senator (Republican)

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur speaks to Texas Republican state senator Bryan Hughes.

    Republicans in Texas have managed to ban abortion in almost all cases in the state. Stephen Sackur speaks to Senator Bryan Hughes. Has a new front opened in America's culture wars?

  6. How do politicians worldwide stay safe and accessible?

    Protestors storming the US Capitol in 2021

    The killing of MP Sir David Amess has highlighted a security dilemma for politicians across the globe.

    Some of the BBC's international correspondents explain what the situation is like in other countries.

    BBC South American correspondent Katy Watson says being an open, accessible people's representative in the major cities of Brazil - Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro - where wealth and inequalities are polarised, politicians are more likely to be flanked by bodyguards.

    Brazil is deeply divided politically and President Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed during his leadership campaign.

    Being an MP in India - the world's largest democracy - comes with a lot of privileges, a security detail is one of them, writes Vikas Pandey in Delhi.

    In recent years, attacks on politicians have taken the form of ink-throwing and slapping.

    But a number of politicians, including former PMs Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, have lost their lives in violent attacks.

    In the Netherlands, Dutch lawmakers do not hold surgeries and only a select few Dutch politicians, including the anti-Islam leader, Geert Wilders, have protection.

    The prime minister, Mark Rutte, pictured below, has been seen cycling to meetings.

    Read the full story on the struggle politicians face to meet the public and stay safe.

    Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte
  7. US $1tn infrastructure bill moves a step closer

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    Video caption: The Senate votes to proceed with a debate on this key election pledge by President Biden

    A bipartisan group of senators agreed to move forward to this next step after months of negotiations.

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    Video caption: Liz Cheney: Why her sacking by the Republican Party matters

    The BBC's Ros Atkins explains the decision to dismiss the congresswoman from her party leadership role.

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    Video caption: Liz Cheney ousted from Republican leadership over Trump criticism

    She had challenged former President Trump's claims that the election was stolen.