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Biden's relationship with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will bring a new era of bipartisanship. David Topel is the author of The Heart of a Leader: The '72 Biden Senate Campaign — Lessons from a Youth-Driven Upset. He must work with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, despite the Republican leader's long record of obstructionism. During the 1972 Biden Senate campaign, I was charged with the logistics of implementing youth education and volunteerism. David Topel is the author of The Heart of a Leader: The '72 Biden Senate Campaign: Lessons from a Youth-Driven Upset.
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Cramer and others have been buzzing about a legal assessment from retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig saying the Senate can't hold an impeachment trial once Trump leaves office. Under the Senate rules, the upper chamber must prioritize the Trump trial once the House officially delivers its article of impeachment charging Trump with inciting rioters who stormed the Capitol. But the senator acknowledged that Republicans like him are also worried about backlash from Trump and his supporters as the impeachment trial approaches. Chief Justice John Roberts presided over President Trump's first impeachment trial in early 2021. Cramer said he doesn't think there are 17 GOP Senate votes who would join with all 50 Democrats to convict Trump.
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On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is expected to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time in his presidency. The House is impeaching Trump on one article of inciting an insurrection on the US Capitol on January 6. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is expected to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time in his presidency. Trump was once before impeached by the House in December 2019 on charges of abusing his office and obstructing Congress before being acquitted in a Senate trial in February 2020. Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Trump in his first impeachment were impeached by the House but all acquitted in the Senate.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a memo to Republican Senators explaining how an impeachment trial would play out. In the memo, obtained by The Washington Post, McConnell concludes the trial would not begin until after President Donald Trump leaves office. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a memo to Republican Senators explaining how an impeachment trial would play out, The Washington Post reported. McConnell concluded the Senate trial would ultimately begin either one hour or 25 hours after the conclusion of Trump's term. In a draft article of impeachment, House Democrats said, "President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government."
Persons: Mitch McConnell, McConnell, Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Biden, Seung Min Kim, Sen, Chuck Schumer, Schumer Organizations: Republican, The Washington Post, Democrats, Washington Post, The Locations: United States
On January 6, Vice President Mike Pence will preside over a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College votes submitted by states. But for the first time in US history, dozens of Republican members of Congress will likely challenge the counting of states' slates of electors. Congress doesn't certify the Electoral College votes. Still, under the Electoral Count Act of 1887, members of Congress can object to the counting of a state's slates of electors that were "lawfully certified" by a state's governor if those votes were not "regularly given." And 18 GOP Senators have now publicly stated or indicated that they will not vote to object to the counting of any state's Electoral College votes, dooming any chances of an objection passing through the Senate.
Persons: Mike Pence, Biden, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump, Read, Trump, doesn't, Politico's Olivia Beavers Organizations: Electoral, GOP Senators, Congress, US, Republican Senators, Electoral College, District of Columbia, Senate, Biden, Republicans, Senators Locations: November's, Arizona , Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Georgia
Wall Street backs GOP senators in Georgia runoffs
  + stars: | 2021-01-05 | by ( ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWall Street backs GOP senators in Georgia runoffsCNBC's Brian Schwartz reports on the record fundraising for both Senate races in Georgia, and why Wall Street is backing the GOP candidates.
Persons: Georgia runoffs, Brian Schwartz Locations: Georgia
Mitt Romney, Pat Toomey, and Lisa Murkowski have said they will oppose an effort by their colleagues to challenge the election results. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah and other Republican senators said on Saturday that they will oppose an effort by their colleagues to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election. President-elect Joe Biden won the election by receiving 306 electoral votes compared to President Donald Trump's 232. Cruz's effort to object could delay the certification of the results, but it will not change the election results in any US state. He said the attempt by Cruz and others to overturn the election results "directly undermines this right."
Persons: Sens, Mitt Romney, Pat Toomey, Lisa Murkowski, Sen, Ted Cruz, Romney, Ted Cruz of, Joe Biden, Donald Trump's, Trump, Toomey, Cruz, Murkowski, Ron Johnson of, James Lankford of, Steve Daines, John Kennedy of, Marsha Blackburn of, Mike Braun, Cynthia Lummis of, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Bill Hagerty of, Tommy Tuberville, Josh Hawley, Hawley Organizations: Electoral College, Democratic, Electoral, Justice Department, Pennsylvania, Trump, College, Republicans, Indiana, Politico Locations: Democratic Republic, Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas, Alaska, Sens, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Montana, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri
Nearly a dozen Republican senators and senators-elect on Saturday demanded a commission to audit the results of the 2020 election, and said they would otherwise object to the Electoral College votes that declared President-elect Joe Biden the winner. But the action by Republicans in both chambers will prolong the debate over certification until the final votes are taken in Congress. The senators stopped short in their statement of saying that they would bring forward a vote to object to the results. If the chambers do not both agree, then the original electoral votes are counted. The president has not yet commented on the latest development, but his campaign tweeted a message of thanks to the senators.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Republican Sens, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson of, James Lankford of, Steve Daines, John Kennedy of, Marsha Blackburn of, Mike Braun, Cynthia Lummis of, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Bill Hagerty of, Tommy Tuberville, Sen, Amy Klobuchar, Mitch McConnell, Josh Hawley, Donald Trump's, Trump Organizations: Republican, Electoral College, House, Indiana, Republicans, Wednesday, Electoral Locations: Jan, Congress, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Montana, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Alabama
Group of GOP senators announce plans to vote against counting electoral votes
  + stars: | 2021-01-02 | by ( ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
Nearly a dozen Republican senators and senators-elect announced they will vote against counting electoral votes when Congress is expected to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory -- despite no credible evidence suggesting widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. CNN's Mark Preston has more.
Persons: Joe Biden's, CNN's Mark Preston Organizations: Republican
House passes bill for $2,000 stimulus checks, putting GOP senators in a tough position
  + stars: | 2020-12-29 | by ( ) sentiment -0.96   time to read: 1 min
House passes bill for $2,000 stimulus checks, putting GOP senators in a tough positionThe House voted Monday to increase the second round of federal direct payments to $2,000 as Democrats embrace President Donald Trump’s calls to put more money in Americans’ pockets. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Eamon Javers
GOP senators ram through last-minute Trump nominee for FCC
  + stars: | 2020-12-08 | by ( Lauren Feiner | ) + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
That move would leave the FCC with one Republican and two Democratic commissioners on the first day of the Biden administration without Trump's nominee. Trump nominated Simington after withdrawing his support to re-nominate current Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly. At the time, O'Rielly tweeted that Trump has the right to seek a review of how a law is applied. "Simington's confirmation is a cynical Republican ploy to deadlock the Biden FCC," Matt Wood, general counsel of nonpartisan advocacy group Free Press Action said in a statement. That's unacceptable, considering everything that a Biden FCC must do to promote broadband equity, increase media diversity and ensure people can get and stay connected during this pandemic."
Persons: Donald Trump's, Nathan Simington, Joe Biden's, Ajit Pai, Biden, Michael O'Rielly, O'Rielly, Trump, Pai, Simington, Sen, Richard Blumenthal, Conn, he'd, Blumethal, Blumenthal, Nathan, Matt Wood, Evan Greer, they're Organizations: Federal Communications Commission, FCC, Trump, Republican, Communications, Senate, Internet Innovation Alliance, American Conservative Union, Hispanic Technology, Telecommunications Partnership, Biden FCC, Free, Republicans, CNBC, YouTube Locations: NTIA
Several GOP senators expressed support for the $908 billion stimulus compromise in a sign the plan is gathering momentum on Capitol Hill. Several Republican senators on Thursday lined up behind the $908 billion bipartisan compromise relief package, boosting the plan's momentum in a perilous stretch of the pandemic. "I've never been more hopeful that we'll get a bill," Graham told reporters, per a pool report. He added that he supported the relief package and said it "will really help people." McConnell circulated a new version of a $500 billion package among Republicans on Wednesday.
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President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for budget chief, Neera Tanden, has deleted tweets critical of Republican senators who are likely going to vote on her appointment, The Daily Beast reported. Since November 1, 2020, Tanden has deleted tweets critical of GOP senators like Mitch McConnell, Joni Ernst, and Susan Collins. The Senate is likely going to be controlled by the Republican Party under the Biden administration, and Tanden may need GOP senators' votes to assume the OMB role. The Senate was controlled by the Republican Party during President Donald Trump's administration, and is likely to remain that way during the Biden presidency. If Tanden is voted in as budget chief, she will be the first woman of color to hold the office.
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Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling, a Republican, urged President Donald Trump and GOP senators to "stop inspiring potential acts of violence" against election workers in a fiery press conference on Tuesday. Sterling, the state's voting systems manager, said that a young contractor with an election vendor, Dominion Voting Systems, has faced threats and harassment for completing basic tech tasks. Someone's going to get hurt, someone's going to get shot, someone's going to get killed, and it's not right," he said. Someone's going to get hurt, someone's going to get shot, someone's going to get killed, and it's not right." Sterling described a young voting systems technician, a contractor with the state's vendor for election technology, Dominion Voting Systems, facing threats as "the straw that broke the camel's back."
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After he leaves the White House, Trump is going to turn the GOP into 'The Apprentice' — a show where he stars, hosts, and all the contestants compete for his favor. It's becoming crystal clear what Trump wants to do after he leaves the White House — he wants to turn the GOP into his old TV show, "The Apprentice." Just like the show, Trump envisions a Republican Party where everyone who wants to be anyone has to vie for his approval. That means he will prioritize slavish devotion over talent, just like he did in his highly incompetent White House and with his highly incompetent legal team. This is exactly what the Republican Party deserves.
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Carl Bernstein named 21 Republican senators who he says have privately expressed "extreme contempt" for President Donald Trump. Bernstein, one of the Watergate journalists, said the senators have "have repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump & his fitness to be POTUS." Legendary reporter Carl Bernstein has published a list of 21 Republican senators who he says have privately expressed "extreme contempt" for President Donald Trump but won't express it publicly. Despite Trump's protests, some Republican senators have acknowledged Joe Biden as the president-elect. These include five of the Republican senators listed by Bernstein: Romney, Rubio, Murkowski, Toomey, and Collins.
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's refusal to concede electoral defeat has Republican Senate allies slowly inching toward acceptance that Joe Biden will be the next president. “We’re going to have an orderly transfer from this administration to the next one,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters on Tuesday. And some Republican lawmakers have echoed those concerns, but few have called for Trump's administration to allow the transition to start. It's an awkward dance for senators like Tillis and Graham, who won their races on the same ballot as Trump and aren’t contesting the result. I think we're going to be just fine in Georgia,” said Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., a staunch Trump ally.
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At a meeting, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told senators to "make the most" of President Donald Trump's remaining few weeks in office, the Associated Press (AP) reported. On senator present said Meadows added the qualifier "whether it's 45 days or four years and 45 days," still incorporating the hope that Trump may somehow win. President Donald Trump's chief of staff has told GOP senators to "make the most of" the remaining 45 days of their time with Trump, an apparent admission that the president will soon leave office. Cornyn's paraphrase was that he added "whether it's 45 days or four years and 45 days," the AP reported. Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected Biden's election win on November 6, a day before major networks drew the same conclusion.
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Several Republican senators congratulated Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on her victory as President-elect Joe Biden's running mate in private remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday. Only Sasse has publicly acknowledged Biden and Harris' electoral win. While most GOP lawmakers have publicly refused to acknowledge Biden's victory, many have privately accepted Biden to be the 46th president of the United States. Several Republican senators have congratulated Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on her victory as Joe Biden's running mate even while publicly echoing President Donald Trump's refusal to acknowledge the Democrats' presidential victory. Of those four senators, only Sasse has publicly acknowledged Biden's election win.
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Ana Navarro calls out GOP senators: They know Trump lost
  + stars: | 2020-11-12 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
CNN political commentator Ana Navarro says Republican senators know President Trump lost the 2020 election and they should acknowledge Joe Biden as President-elect.
Persons: Ana Navarro, Trump, Joe Biden Organizations: CNN
See Georgia GOP senators hold mostly maskless rally
  + stars: | 2020-11-11 | by ( ) sentiment -0.94   time to read: 1 min
As the race for Georgia's two US Senate seats heats up, Georgia's two Republican senators held an indoor, mostly maskless rally with Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Persons: Florida Republican Sen, Marco Rubio, CNN's Kyung Organizations: Florida Republican
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