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Ex-President Donald Trump is not prepared for his Senate impeachment trial despite the fact that it could begin as early as next week. Giuliani had called for "trial by combat" at that rally, encouraging Trump supporters to pressure Congress to reverse Biden's electoral victory. With the impeachment article still in Pelosi's hands, the Senate trial will not begin until Monday at the earliest. Durbin added, "we've seen the videos" of the riot, many of which were posted online by Trump supporters who were part of the mob. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday said Trump was to blame for inciting the assault on the Capitol.
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President Trump is angry at Ivanka Trump and Jared Kusher over her plan to go to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, a Republican source told Insider. President Donald Trump is angry at Trump and Jared Kusher, his daughter and son-in-law, over her plan to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, a Republican source told Insider. Trump said on Friday that he would not be attending Biden's inauguration, breaking a long-standing norm in US democracy. A White House source told the outlet she "is worried that her promising political career is in jeopardy and she's doing whatever she can to save her reputation." Another White House source denied to the Mail that Ivanka plans to attend the inauguration.
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De Blasio announces NYC severs all contracts with Trump Organization
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
SEE NEW POSTSDe Blasio announces NYC severs all contracts with Trump Organization New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the city of New York is cutting ties with the Trump Organization. "The city of New York is severing all contracts with the Trump Organization. "Inciting an insurrection against the United States government clearly constitutes criminal activity," he said. Ocasio-Cortez said it is "not an exaggeration" to say that many members of the House were "nearly assassinated." The impeachment measure is likely to sail through the Democratic-led House, with or without Republican support.
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National Guard troops rest before impeachment vote
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
SEE NEW POSTSNational Guard troops rest before impeachment vote Leigh Ann Caldwell / NBC News National Guard members sleep in Emancipation Hall, top, and in front of a bust of President Abraham Lincoln at the Capitol on Wednesday. "The city of New York is severing all contracts with the Trump Organization. Ocasio-Cortez said it is "not an exaggeration" to say that many members of the House were "nearly assassinated." Others Republicans who announced support for impeachment Tuesday were Reps. John Katko of New York, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Fred Upton of Michigan and Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington. The impeachment measure is likely to sail through the Democratic-led House, with or without Republican support.
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Buck deflected the question, saying, "The people who came into the Capitol are the people responsible for that action. The exchange happened just before the House prepared to vote on an article of impeachment. Share this -House now conducting procedural rule votes The House has concluded debate on the procedural rule ahead of impeachment. The first vote is a procedural vote offered by Republicans that seeks to amend the rule to immediately consider H.R. The second vote governs the floor for consideration of the article of impeachment, setting up two hours of debate.
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Pelosi thanks troops stationed outside the Capitol
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
SEE NEW POSTSPelosi thanks troops stationed outside the Capitol Pelosi went outside the Capitol late Wednesday morning to thank the troops that are protecting the building and gave them her challenge coin. Pelosi just went outside and thanked the troops protecting the Capitol, and game them all her challenge coin: pic.twitter.com/VbOhyFxcVj — Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 13, 2021 Share this -Troops receive arms outside the Capitol As the House opens its impeachment hearing, the District of Columbia National Guard said it has been authorized to arm troops assigned to security duty on the Capitol grounds. Joshua Roberts / Reuters Share this -Congressman gives National Guard troops a Capitol tour Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., gave National Guard troops a tour of the Capitol on Wednesday, after coming upon service members who slept in the Capitol Visitor Center overnight ahead of Wednesday's impeachment vote. Share this -House now conducting procedural rule votes The House has concluded debate on the procedural rule ahead of impeachment. Share this -National Guard troops pose before Rosa Parks statue in Capitol A National Guard member poses for a picture with a statue of Rosa Parks as the House convenes ahead of an impeachment vote on Wednesday.
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Troops receive arms outside the Capitol
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
SEE NEW POSTSTroops receive arms outside the Capitol As the House opens its impeachment hearing, the District of Columbia National Guard said it has been authorized to arm troops assigned to security duty on the Capitol grounds. Joshua Roberts / Reuters Share this -Congressman gives National Guard troops a Capitol tour Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., gave National Guard troops a tour of the Capitol on Wednesday, after coming upon service members who slept in the Capitol Visitor Center overnight ahead of Wednesday's impeachment vote. Buck deflected the question, saying, "The people who came into the Capitol are the people responsible for that action. And in 2019, zero House Republicans defected from Donald Trump when he was impeached over the Ukraine matter. Trump:• Rep. Cheney of WY• Rep. Kinzinger of IL• Rep. Katko of NY• Rep. Upton of MI• Rep. Herrera Beutler of WA215+ House Democrats support impeachment.
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Congressman gives National Guard troops a Capitol tour
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
SEE NEW POSTSCongressman gives National Guard troops a Capitol tour Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., gave National Guard troops a tour of the Capitol on Wednesday, after coming upon service members who slept in the Capitol Visitor Center overnight ahead of Wednesday's impeachment vote. Share this -National Guard troops pose before Rosa Parks statue in Capitol A National Guard member poses for a picture with a statue of Rosa Parks as the House convenes ahead of an impeachment vote on Wednesday. And in 2019, zero House Republicans defected from Donald Trump when he was impeached over the Ukraine matter. ET Wednesday, 5 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach Pres. Trump:• Rep. Cheney of WY• Rep. Kinzinger of IL• Rep. Katko of NY• Rep. Upton of MI• Rep. Herrera Beutler of WA215+ House Democrats support impeachment.
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SEE NEW POSTSPelosi calls Trump 'a clear and present danger' to the U.S. ahead of impeachment vote Opening two hours of debate ahead of the impeachment vote Wednesday afternoon, Pelosi laid out her argument for why the president should be held accountable for the events leading to the riot in the Capitol last week. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love." Pelosi said the people who participated in the insurrection were "not patriots," but rather "domestic terrorists." Pelosi delivers remarks on impeachment: Trump presents a 'clear and present danger' Jan. 13, 2021 07:17 Share this -House moves to consideration of impeachment measure The House voted 221 to 203 to adopt the rules for consideration of the impeachment measure, which they are debating this afternoon. The exchange happened just before the House prepared to vote on an article of impeachment.
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House moves to consideration of impeachment measure
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
SEE NEW POSTSHouse moves to consideration of impeachment measure The House voted 221 to 203 to adopt the rules for consideration of the impeachment measure, which they are debating this afternoon. But Buck said after years of increasing animosity between Republicans and Democrats, blaming one Trump speech for the riots is inaccurate. Buck deflected the question, saying, "The people who came into the Capitol are the people responsible for that action. The exchange happened just before the House prepared to vote on an article of impeachment. Earlier this week, Airbnb banned “numerous individuals” associated with known hate groups or the violent attack on the Capitol.
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Pence sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier Tuesday saying he will not use the provisions of the 25th Amendment to depose Trump. She was not clear which members she saw leading such groups on tour, or whom those groups were composed of. He then criticized Democrats for having "an obsession" with removing President Donald Trump from office. So I hope we will not vote for" calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. "The Congress must hold President Trump to account and send a clear message that our country cannot and will not tolerate any effort by any President to impede the peaceful transfer of power from one President to the next.
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Fifth GOP House member backs impeachment
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
SEE NEW POSTSFifth GOP House member backs impeachment Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wa., tweeted Tuesday night that she believes President Trump acted against his oath of office and that she will vote Wednesday to impeach him — making her the fifth Republican to sign on to the Democratic effort to remove the president from office before his term ends. Pence sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier Tuesday saying he will not use the provisions of the 25th Amendment to depose Trump. She was not clear which members she saw leading such groups on tour, or whom those groups were composed of. He then criticized Democrats for having "an obsession" with removing President Donald Trump from office. So I hope we will not vote for" calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.
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Republican lawmakers swiftly tried to reshape the narrative around the storming of the Capitol after the building was cleared. Congress was evacuated as the mob tore through the building, ransacking offices, damaging and stealing property, and leaving two suspected explosive devices. However, within minutes, Republican lawmakers set into motion a false narrative of the day's events in an attempt to obfuscate the truth and rewrite history. Other members of the GOP Senate delegation have been outspoken in the days since the riot in their calls for calm and performative shock over the unrest. Yesterday a mob inspired by the president and years of institutional Republican Party support brought to a halt the certification of a democratic election.
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Several members of Congress have pledged to complete the 2020 presidential certification after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. The electoral process, which would confirm President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 victory, began around 1 p.m. Congress members, reporters, and staff were later evacuated as the demonstrators placed themselves outside of the House and Senate chambers. Several members of Congress have vowed to complete the presidential election certification after supporters of President Donald Trump violently clashed with police and stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday. ET on Wednesday to tally the Electoral College votes, a process that would confirm President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 victory.
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President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Vice President Mike Pence "has the power" to refuse to certify the Electoral College vote count, ramping up pressure on Pence to violate the Constitution. Meanwhile, a group of Republican lawmakers are planning to disrupt the Electoral College count on Wednesday by objecting to electoral slates in a multiple states Biden won. President Donald Trump falsely insisted on Tuesday that Vice President Mike Pence has the authority to refuse to certify the Electoral College vote count, ramping up pressure on Pence to violate the Constitution. "The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors," Trump tweeted. "I know we all have got our doubts about the last election," Pence told Trump supporters in Georgia on Monday.
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The final step in confirming Joe Biden as the next president of the United States is set for Wednesday afternoon as Congress convenes in joint session to certify that he defeated President Donald Trump in the Electoral College vote. While those objections could trigger a formal debate in both chambers of Congress, Biden is expected to be confirmed as president. That's because Democrats hold a majority in the House, and enough Republican senators have said they would join Democrats in the Senate in opposing objections to Biden's slate of electors. To overturn an Electoral College result requires the agreement of both chambers of Congress. Biden is scheduled to be inaugurated two weeks from Wednesday..
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Former Republican congressional candidate George Santos posted photos on Instagram of him and his fiancé attending a New Year's Eve party at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. The New York Times later included a link to Santos's Instagram photos in an article. The New York Times linked to this photo by George Santos in its January 1 article about the Mar-a-Lago party. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump. However, many of Trump's associates, including Rep. Matt Gaetz and the president's sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., were in attendance.
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Former House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican who represented Wisconsin in Congress from 1999 to 2019, spoke out against members of his own party attempting to object to the certification of the Electoral College vote. About a dozen GOP senators have said publicly they plan to reject the certification of December's Electoral College vote, and some House Republicans are expected to do the same. Sen. Ted Cruz is leading an effort to reject the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory, and about a dozen Republican senators have said publicly they plan to do the same. The former House speaker also noted that the Department of Justice had also said it had not "seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election," as the president has alleged. Biden won 306 Electoral College votes compared to Trump's 232.
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Georgia House Speaker David Ralston on Thursday called for a constitutional amendment to allow state legislators to choose the Secretary of State, which would take away the responsibility from voters. The proposal is seen as a response to lingering Republican dissatisfaction with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and President-elect Joe Biden's statewide victory in Georgia. Ralston, a Republican, said that legislators in the GOP-controlled Georgia General Assembly, which includes the state House of Representatives and Senate, would select the Secretary of State, who runs statewide elections, upon approval of the amendment. Expressing his support for the legislature picking the secretary of state, he added: "I think it's the only way to right this ship. The legislature chooses the secretary of state in only three states — Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennessee.
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President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly urged the Supreme Court to overturn the election results, also joined the case. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, of California, on Friday signed his name onto an amicus brief alongside 125 other House Republicans who support a lawsuit docketed in the Supreme Court that aims to overturn the election results in four states. Trump, who has repeatedly urged the Supreme Court to overturn the election results, also joined the case. Legal experts have pointed out a number of potential problems with the Texas lawsuit that makes it unlikely to succeed. All states have now certified their election results.
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The lawyer Sidney Powell has named a failed Republican House candidate's as a plaintiff, seemingly without his permission, in one of her lawsuits trying to overturn the election result. A failed Republican candidate for Congress has said that his name was used without his permission in a lawsuit filed by conspiracy-theorist lawyer Sidney Powell in her efforts to overturn the election for President Donald Trump. A screenshot of the case filed by Sidney Powell in Wisconsin, in which Derrick Van Orden was named without his permission. Sidney Powell/Business InsiderThe wording and argumentation of the Wisconsin case are also almost identical to her legal bids in Georgia and Michigan. The Wisconsin case also named William Feehan as a plaintiff.
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The newly-elected Republicans are calling themselves the "Freedom Force." A group of incoming Republican House members are banding together and calling themselves the "Freedom Force" in an attempt to oppose the Democratic Party's progressive "Squad." "We have a 'Freedom Force' versus 'Squad,'" he said. Freedom Force group members have espoused an established Republican attachment to ideas of patriotism, and said they oppose what they call "socialism" within Democratic ranks. "Squad" members Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib in July 2019.
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GOP House majority leader on what Biden's presidency will mean for the economyEric Cantor, former House majority leader, joins 'Closing Bell' to talk about the possibility of seeing a stimulus package before Joe Biden starts his presidency in January 20.
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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is facing a backlash from President Trump and Republican leaders for endorsing Democrats in 32 House races after years of reliably supporting GOP candidates. The Chamber is stuck in no man’s land, said Steve Elmendorf, a Democratic lobbyist close to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. They cheered Mr. Trump when he signed into law a large corporate tax reduction bill in 2017 and slashed costly regulations across the board. “What’s going on with endorsing all these Democrats?” Mr. Trump asked, these people recalled. Mr. Trump turned the call over to Mr. Pence, who said he knew the Chamber had typically endorsed just a handful of Democrats in prior elections.
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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is facing a backlash from President Trump and Republican leaders for endorsing Democrats in 32 House races after years of reliably supporting GOP candidates. The Chamber is stuck in no man’s land, said Steve Elmendorf, a Democratic lobbyist close to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. They cheered Mr. Trump when he signed into law a large corporate tax reduction bill in 2017 and slashed costly regulations across the board. “What’s going on with endorsing all these Democrats?” Mr. Trump asked, these people recalled. Mr. Trump turned the call over to Mr. Pence, who said he knew the Chamber had typically endorsed just a handful of Democrats in prior elections.
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