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Biden nominates veteran diplomats for top State posts
  + stars: | 2021-01-16 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.57   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday nominated U.S. foreign policy veteran Wendy Sherman, a key negotiator of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, to be the No. From 1993 to 1996 she served as assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs. Nuland, a former assistant secretary of state for European affairs, served as deputy national security adviser to then-Vice President Dick Cheney from 2003 to 2005 and as chief of staff to the deputy secretary of state from 1993 to 1996. Biden also nominated one of his long-time foreign policy advisers, Brian McKeon, to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on Tuesday for Antony Blinken, Biden’s nominee to be Secretary of State.
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“The party is going to be totally broken” if it abandons Trump, Foster says, predicting Trump loyalists will spin off into a new third party. And the choice confronting party leaders as they ponder a renewed impeachment effort – whether to continue backing Trump or make him a pariah – will almost certainly cost the party voters it needs to win future elections, Republican party officials and strategists say. ‘GET OVER IT’Trump has at times been defiant amid the blowback from the Capitol riot. “The president defeated the Republican establishment in 2016 – the Republican Party, in terms of the voters, the movement, is very representative of the president’s agenda,” says Boris Epshteyn, a strategic advisor to Trump. It allowed Trump’s Republican critics to say, “we told you so - Trump is a threat,” Bruesewitz says.
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Widen After Impeachment Vote Some House Republicans have called on Representative Liz Cheney to resign from her leadership post after she voted to impeach President Trump. Representative Liz Cheney had issued a scathing statement the day before the impeachment vote repudiating President Trump. Mr. Biden will detail his proposal, which he and his economic team have been honing for weeks, in an evening speech in Delaware. “This nation also remains in the grip of a deadly virus and a reeling economy,” Mr. Biden said Wednesday. Far more of a party institutionalist, Mr. Biden has promised to rebuild state parties and deepen investments in the committee.
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Liz Cheney addresses the media during the 2017 "Congress of Tomorrow" Joint Republican Issues Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. January 25, 2017. The top House Republican, Kevin McCarthy, declined or ignored reporters’ questions about Cheney’s move on Wednesday. As the House debated whether to impeach Trump, Cheney explained that her beef with the president was not merely around a difference of opinion over legislation. Republican Representative Andy Biggs, a Trump ally, nonetheless sought retribution against the leader of the House Republican Caucus, a position that her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, once held when he served in Congress. But Cheney, from the deeply Republican state of Wyoming, had no such hesitation in announcing her intention on Tuesday to vote for Trump’s impeachment.
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Four other Republican House members, Jaime Herrera Beutler, John Katko, Adam Kinzinger and Fred Upton, also said they supported impeachment. Pelosi on Tuesday named nine impeachment managers, who would present the House’s case for impeachment during a Senate trial. If Trump is impeached by the House, he would have a trial in the Senate to determine his guilt. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again. Rather than a two-thirds vote, a simple Senate majority is needed to disqualify Trump from future office.
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Below are some of the Republicans who said they will vote for impeachment when the House of Representatives takes the move up on Wednesday:LIZ CHENEYThe No. 3 House Republican, Cheney was the most senior member of her party to vote against efforts to challenge the Jan. 6 Electoral College results confirming Trump’s loss. The daughter of former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney is a rising star in the party. ADAM KINZINGERA frequent Trump critic, Kinzinger said Trump broke his oath of office by inciting his supporters to insurrection and used his position to attack the legislative branch of government. JOHN KATKOKatko was the first member of the House Republican caucus to say he would vote for impeachment.
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National Guard members sleep in the Capitol Vistor's Center on Capitol Hill before Democrats begin debating one article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, January 13, 2021. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the No. As the House prepared for the impeachment vote, there were signs Trump’s hold on the Republican Party was beginning to ebb. House Republicans who opposed the impeachment drive argued Democrats were going too far, as Trump was on the verge of leaving office. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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If the House approves it, Trump would become the first president impeached twice. House impeachment of Trump would not immediately remove him from office but would set up a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate. It remained unclear whether such a trial would take place in time to expel Trump from office. As the House prepared for the impeachment vote, there were signs Trump’s hold on the Republican Party was beginning to ebb. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again.
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Factbox: Six Republicans back Trump impeachment after storming of U.S. Capitol
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
A barricade is seen near the U.S. Capitol building as the House of Representatives debates impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump a week after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Brandon BellBelow are some of the Republicans who said they will vote for impeachment when the House of Representatives votes on Wednesday:LIZ CHENEYThe No. The daughter of former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney is a rising star in the party. ADAM KINZINGERA frequent Trump critic, Kinzinger said Trump broke his oath of office by inciting his supporters to insurrection and used his position to attack the legislative branch of government. JOHN KATKOKatko was the first member of the House Republican caucus to say he would vote for impeachment.
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A barricade is seen near the U.S. Capitol building as the House of Representatives debates impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump a week after his supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Brandon BellBelow are the 10 Republicans who voted for impeachment along with 222 Democrats in the House of Representatives:LIZ CHENEYThe No. 3 House Republican, Cheney was the most senior member of her party to vote against efforts to challenge the Electoral College results confirming Trump’s loss. The daughter of former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney is a rising star in the party. JOHN KATKOKatko, from New York, was the first member of the House Republican caucus to say he would vote for impeachment, on Tuesday.
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U.S. Representative Cheney says will vote to impeach Trump
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.90   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, who holds a high-ranking position in Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday said that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. In a statement noting that Trump “summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack” on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Cheney said, “I will vote to impeach the president.”Cheney is the daughter of former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney.
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McConnell believes the impeachment effort will make it easier to purge Trump from the party, the Times said. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again. If Trump is impeached by the House, he would have a trial in the Senate to determine his guilt. But only a simple majority is needed to disqualify Trump from future office. If Trump has not stepped down and Pence has not taken action by Wednesday, Democratic leaders plan to bring impeachment to the House floor.
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Democrats moved forward on an impeachment vote after a effort to persuade Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to remove Trump was rejected by Pence on Tuesday evening. Republican leaders in the House did not urge their members to vote against impeaching Trump, saying it was a matter of individual conscience. At a meeting to set the rules for Wednesday’s impeachment vote, Democratic Representative David Cicilline told the House Rules Committee that the impeachment drive had the support of 217 lawmakers - enough to impeach Trump. Democrats could also use an impeachment trial to push through a vote blocking Trump from running for office again. Rather than a two-thirds vote, a simple Senate majority is needed to disqualify Trump from future office.
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GOP Rep. Liz Cheney announced on Tuesday that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting a deadly insurrection last week. Cheney called Trump's incitement of the mob that breached the US Capitol building on January 6 the greatest "betrayal" of the constitution by any American president. "The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack," she said in a statement. Rep. Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican and member of House GOP leadership, announced on Tuesday that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting a deadly insurrection last week. A slew of other Republican lawmakers and members of Trump's administration have condemned Trump's incitement of the riot and his refusal to swiftly condemn it.
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None of this would have happened without the President," the Republican conference chair said. In a statement, Cheney said Trump "summoned this mob, assembled the mob and lit the flame of this attack." Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House Republican, said Tuesday she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump , as at least three GOP lawmakers will move to charge the president from their own party with high crimes and misdemeanors. The House plans to vote Wednesday on whether to charge Trump with high crimes and misdemeanors. The facts establish that he is unfit to remain in office a single day longer and warrant the immediate impeachment of President Trump."
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The House voted on Tuesday demanding that Mr. Pence take such action or else it would impeach Mr. Trump. Mr. Pence sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Tuesday refusing to act. But Mr. Trump has been nervous enough about it that he finally broke five days of the cold shoulder to invite his vice president to the Oval Office on Monday night to smooth over their split. After Vice President Al Gore lost his presidential campaign in 2000, he had a bitter fight with President Bill Clinton in the Oval Office over who was to blame. Mr. Trump came into office with no real understanding of how his predecessors had handled relationships with their running mates.
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Members of President Donald Trump's cabinet are discussing invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, CBS News, ABC News, and CNN reported. Members of President Donald Trump's cabinet are in the early stages of considering the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, multiple media outlets reported, a move that would be unlike any other since the amendment was ratified six decades ago. Pence, for his part, plays no role in approving or rejecting a state's electoral votes and his involvement in the matter is largely ceremonial. Win McNamee/Getty ImagesAfter the area and the building were secured, Congress reconvened to finish debating election challenges and count up electoral votes. In both cases, Bush temporarily transferred power to Vice President Dick Cheney while he underwent routine colonoscopies.
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So what is the 25th Amendment and its Section 4 provision? What is the 25th Amendment? The 25th Amendment was passed by Congress on July 6, 1965 and ratified on Feb. 10, 1967. The 25th Amendment has been used multiple times over the years, according to Richard Kay, an expert on constitutional law and a Wallace Stevens Professor of Law Emeritus from the University of Connecticut. What's the processThe most important factor needed to use the 25th Amendment is having the vice president and a majority of the cabinet on board, says Kay.
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How will a 50-50 Senate work? So there may not be a 50-50 Senate until then. VICE PRESIDENT IS THE TIE-BREAKERThe U.S. Constitution makes the vice president the presiding officer of the Senate, who can vote only in case of a tie. HOW DOES A 50-50 SENATE WORK DAY-TO-DAY? Senate Democratic Leader Schumer declared on Wednesday he would be the new majority leader, but said he had yet to speak to the current majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell.
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His administration also may be able to dodge harassing probes with Democrats taking over from Republicans the chairmanships of Senate committees. Schumer and Pelosi will preside over razor-thin Democratic majorities, however, leaving little margin for error and potentially emboldening Republicans to obstruct their agenda as much as possible. Slideshow ( 2 images )Democratic Senator Chris Coons, a close Biden ally, is among those tasked with cultivating relationships with Republicans. During that period, then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott negotiated a power-sharing agreement with the Democratic leader Tom Daschle. As vice president under Barack Obama, he watched as Obama pursued an aggressive early agenda involving healthcare and climate change.
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His administration also may be able to dodge harassing probes with Democrats taking over from Republicans the chairmanships of Senate committees. Schumer and Pelosi will preside over razor-thin Democratic majorities, however, leaving little margin for error and potentially emboldening Republicans to obstruct their agenda as much as possible. Slideshow ( 2 images )Democratic Senator Chris Coons, a close Biden ally, is among those tasked with cultivating relationships with Republicans. During that period, then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott negotiated a power-sharing agreement with the Democratic leader Tom Daschle. As vice president under Barack Obama, he watched as Obama pursued an aggressive early agenda involving healthcare and climate change.
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Biden to name Sherman, Nuland to top diplomatic posts: sources
  + stars: | 2021-01-05 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.65   time to read: +2 min
Slideshow ( 3 images )WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic President-elect Joe Biden plans to name U.S. foreign policy veterans Wendy Sherman and Victoria Nuland to be the No. 3 officials at the State Department, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Sherman, who served as the U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs during the Obama administration, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. If confirmed by the Senate, Sherman and Nuland would serve under Antony Blinken, Biden’s choice for secretary of state. Both have deep experience in the State Department, Sherman as a political appointee and Nuland as a career diplomat.
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Following the Nov. 3 election and subsequentor recounts in some states, as well as unsuccessful court challenges, the outcome is clear, they wrote, while not specifying Trump in the article. The former Pentagon chiefs warned against use of the military in any effort to change the outcome. Biden has complained of efforts by Trump-appointed Pentagon officials to obstruct the transition. Just last week, Miller announced that he was sending the Nimitz home, a decision that had been opposed by senior military officers. In reversing himself, Miller cited “recent threats issued by Iranian leaders against President Trump and other U.S. government officials.” He did not elaborate, and the Pentagon did not respond to questions.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten living former U.S. secretaries of defense on Sunday said in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post that the military should play no role in President Donald Trump’s efforts to block the transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden. The group called on the current acting Pentagon chief, Christopher Miller, to refrain from playing a role in Trump’s efforts to remain president and to aid the incoming Democratic administration with the transition. “Efforts to involve the U.S. armed forces in resolving election disputes would take us into dangerous, unlawful and unconstitutional territory,” they wrote. Biden said in mid-December that some Pentagon officials had balked at providing information needed to ensure a smooth transition. The ten noted the importance of a smooth transition given that U.S. forces were involved in active operations overseas.
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All ten living former defense secretaries — both Republicans and Democrats — wrote a Washington Post editorial urging President Donald Trump to refrain from using the military to interfere in the election. The signatories stressed that involving the military in election disputes could result in criminal charges. Nearly a dozen former defense secretaries published a Washington Post editorial on Sunday, warning President Donald Trump of the dangers of using the military to dispute the election. The editorial, titled "Involving the military in election disputes would cross into dangerous territory," was signed by all ten living former defense secretaries, including two who served under President Trump, Mark Esper and James Mattis. The former secretaries also cautioned that anyone found to be interfering in the election could potentially be subject to criminal charges.
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