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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is considering a vote to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial, Republican sources told Insider. "It's the time to shiv him and then brace for the fallout," said one GOP source with ties to the Trump White House. Sources close to the White House say the president's team remains in chaos after last week's riot. They also don't believe McConnell has the votes to convict him, according to another Republican close to the White House. "He's only going to get stronger," one of the sources close to the White House said, "if he survives all this."
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SEE NEW POSTSTrump releases tweet-sized statement urging demonstrations to remain peaceful President Donald Trump released a tweet-sized statement through the press office on Wednesday, which was promptly read by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on the House floor. Trump wrote: “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. Last week, there was a domestic threat at the door of the Capitol and he did nothing to stop it. He continued: “A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital." He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote.
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Rep. Raskin condemns Capitol riot and voices support for impeachment
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
SEE NEW POSTSTo resounding applause, Rep. Newhouse becomes 6th House GOPer to support impeachment Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., said on Wednesday he would vote yes on impeachment, joining the five other House Republicans who have said they will vote to impeach the president. Last week, there was a domestic threat at the door of the Capitol and he did nothing to stop it. That's why with a heavy heart and clear resolve, I will vote yes on these articles of impeachment," Newhouse said, to cheers from Democrats in the chamber. He continued: “A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital." He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote.
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SEE NEW POSTSTo resounding applause, Rep. Newhouse becomes 6th House GOPer to support impeachment Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., said on Wednesday he would vote yes on impeachment, joining the five other House Republicans who have said they will vote to impeach the president. Last week, there was a domestic threat at the door of the Capitol and he did nothing to stop it. That's why with a heavy heart and clear resolve, I will vote yes on these articles of impeachment," Newhouse said, to cheers from Democrats in the chamber. He continued: “A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital." He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote.
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McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack'
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
SEE NEW POSTSMcCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack' House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said in remarks on the House floor that Trump is to blame for last Wednesday's attack on the Capitol — but he shouldn't be impeached for it. "The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote. McCarthy, however, said he opposes impeaching Trump, suggesting the censure of the president and a bipartisan commission to investigate the events leading up to the riot might be the better options. Pelosi delivers remarks on impeachment: Trump presents a 'clear and present danger' Jan. 13, 2021 07:17 Share this -
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GOP Rep. wears 'censored' mask while speaking on House floor
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
SEE NEW POSTSGOP Rep. wears 'censored' mask while speaking on House floor Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., who has repeatedly refused to wear a mask on the House floor, including last week before the Capitol riots, showed up for Wednesday's vote wearing a mask that said the word "censored" on it. Share this -To resounding applause, Rep. Newhouse becomes 6th House GOPer to support impeachment Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., said on Wednesday he would vote yes on impeachment, joining the five other House Republicans who have said they will vote to impeach the president. He continued: “A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital." He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote. Matt Fuller, a reporter for HuffPost, recorded at least 12 GOP lawmakers either side-stepping the metal detectors or setting them off and continuing on to the House floor.
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Pelosi to speak at lectern commandeered during Capitol riots
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
SEE NEW POSTSPelosi to speak at lectern commandeered during Capitol riots Remember that lectern seen being carried around the Capitol by a rioter (who was later arrested)? Last week, there was a domestic threat at the door of the Capitol and he did nothing to stop it. He continued: “A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital." He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," McCarthy said on the House floor before the impeachment vote. This is a vote of conscience," Cheney told a member of the press pool on Capitol Hill.
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This is the second time Trump has been impeached, and it is the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. One Republican voted to impeach Trump the first time, and five Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s. No Democrats voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson in 1868, and President Richard Nixon resigned before he was impeached. It was the second time Trump was impeached and the most bipartisan impeachment vote in US history. Five House Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s, and no Democrats voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson in 1868.
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Unlike Trump then, Biden also won the popular vote, garnering 7 million more votes than Trump. Under federal law, Jan. 6 is the date Electoral College votes determining the next president are counted in a joint session of Congress beginning at 1 p.m. If one chamber votes to toss the state's votes and the other doesn't, the objection is dismissed. Republicans have a slim majority in the Senate, and a number of GOP senators have spoken out against throwing out any state's votes. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, sued in late December arguing essentially that Pence has the power to pick which states' votes and electors are counted.
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The vote could also determine the fate of another issue that's been hotly debated on Capitol Hill in recent days — whether or not to send $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans. Instead, second stimulus checks of $600 per person are now starting to arrive to millions of Americans. A Hill-HarrisX poll found that 75% of voters think $600 stimulus checks are "too little." At a campaign rally Monday in Atlanta, Biden cited the ramifications that choice could have on the possibility of $2,000 stimulus checks. "This maneuver to combine all three issues is intended to kill the possibility of $2,000 checks ever becoming law," Schumer said.
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CNN anchor Ana Cabrera called it a "Nixonian" recording of Trump sounding "like a mob boss." Carl Bernstein said it was evidence that Trump is trying to "instigate a coup." The news coverage has to keep reiterating what is true -- that Joe Biden won the election. Everyone who's saying you should listen to the entire call is right -- listen , or read the transcript, right here. Failing to mention that, and suggesting it is only Trump and his Republican allies lying to Americans, does a huge disservice to readers.
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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday joined the House to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a sweeping military policy bill, delivering the first such blow to Trump just weeks before he leaves office. The House overrode the veto on Monday by a vote of 322-87. This year was different due to Trump's demand, which leaders of his party dismissed as irrelevant to a bill that structures the Pentagon. The military legislation affirms a 3 percent pay raise for American troops and includes a provision led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to rename U.S. military bases and property honoring Confederate soldiers within three years. The last president to never have a veto overridden by Congress was Lyndon Johnson in the 1960s, according to Senate archives.
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At least 140 Republican House members reportedly plan to vote against certification of the Electoral College vote on January 6. At least 140 House Republicans are planning to vote against counting electoral votes that would certify the election for President-elect Joe Biden, two Republican congressmen told CNN. Biden won 306 electoral votes, well over the 270 needed to secure the US presidency, and flipped five states that in 2016 voted for Trump. On Wednesday, Republican Sen. Josh Hawley announced he would object to certifying the electoral votes during the joint session. But the president doesn't and neither do the institutional arsonist members of Congress who will object to the Electoral College vote."
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While numerous Republican House members are expected to object to the Electoral College results from several swing states during Congress' certification of the votes next week, Hawley is the first senator to commit to doing so. For one to be sustained and a state's presidential vote thrown out, a majority in each chamber has to vote to agree to the objection. Biden’s incoming White House press secretary Jen Psaki, also showed no concern during a virtual briefing with reporters. “Congress will certify the results of this election as they do every four years,” Psaki said, adding, “This is merely a formality. Despite the long-shot nature of the challenge, Hawley's objection could lead to a long day; Congress could debate for up to two hours on objections to each states' results before members vote.
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Hawley Answers Trump’s Call for Election Challenge
  + stars: | 2020-12-30 | by ( Catie Edmondson | Michael Crowley | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
The objection will force the Senate to debate Mr. Hawley’s claim for up to two hours, followed by a vote affirming Mr. Biden’s victory. Rejecting the challenge requires a simple majority vote. But the risk of internal political backlash for Republicans who vote to quash the effort is far from theoretical. The issue could become particularly charged for two Georgia Republicans, Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who are facing tight runoff elections next week that will determine control of the Senate. Those challenges are required to have a senator’s signature affixed, according to the Constitution and the Electoral Count Act of 1887.
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Opinion | Will Pence Do the Right Thing?
  + stars: | 2020-12-29 | by ( Neal K. Katyal | John Monsky | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.65   time to read: +2 min
The drafters of the Electoral Count Act consciously insisted on this weakened role for the vice president. Neither Vice President Pence nor the loyal followers of President Trump have a valid basis to contest anything. To be sure, this structure creates awkwardness, as it forces the vice president to announce the result even when personally unfavorable. After the close election of 1960, Richard Nixon, as vice president, counted the votes for his opponent, John Kennedy. He has not even acknowledged the historic win by Kamala Harris, the nation’s first female, first African-American and first Asian-American vice president.
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pence-elecotoral-college-votesb - The New York Times
  + stars: | 2020-12-29 | by ( Neal K. Katyal | John Monsky | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.65   time to read: +2 min
The drafters of the Electoral Count Act consciously insisted on this weakened role for the vice president. Neither Vice President Pence nor the loyal followers of President Trump have a valid basis to contest anything. To be sure, this structure creates awkwardness, as it forces the vice president to announce the result even when personally unfavorable. After the close election of 1960, Richard Nixon, as vice president, counted the votes for his opponent, John Kennedy. He has not even acknowledged the historic win by Kamala Harris, the nation’s first female, first African-American and first Asian-American vice president.
Persons: Pence, President Trump, Richard Nixon, John Kennedy, Al Gore, George W, Gore, Bush, McConnell, Roy Blunt, John Thune —, Joe Biden, , Kamala Harris Organizations: Electoral Locations: America, American
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday will introduce his nominee for secretary of education, Miguel Cardona, to the public. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will present Cardona at an event around 11:15 a.m. Cardona currently serves as commissioner of education in Connecticut. On Tuesday evening, Trump issued pardons to 15 people, including former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, along with Republican ex-Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of New York and four ex-Blackwater contractors. Trump predicted in a tweet Tuesday night that Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., would be primaried in 2022 and called him "Mitch's boy."
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President-elect Joe Biden is starting to lay out a blueprint for another pandemic aid package. The measures Biden indicated support for included more stimulus checks, public health funds, and enhanced unemployment insurance. But his ambitions will collide with Senate Republicans who may not be inclined to back more aid spending. In a speech on Tuesday, Biden started laying out his priorities for another rescue package after he is sworn in on January 20. But the drive to secure another aid package is all but guaranteed to collide with Senate Republicans, who may not be inclined to back a large round of emergency spending.
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Trump slammed Senate Majority Whip John Thune after he criticized House Republicans for threatening to challenge the electoral votes on January 6. Trump called Thune a "Republican In Name Only" and also took a jab at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The president has been upset with McConnell ever since he acknowledged and congratulated President-elect Joe Biden for his election victory. President Donald Trump ripped into Senate Majority Whip John Thune after he was critical of efforts from conservatives in the House to overturn the election. "RINO John Thune, "Mitch's boy", should just let it play out.
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President Trump could be threatening to veto Congress' COVID-19 stimulus bill to retaliate against GOP lawmakers who "abandoned" him in his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. In a Tuesday night video, Trump harshly criticized the omnibus package, which includes the $900 billion stimulus and appropriations legislation to fund the federal government. Axios similarly reported that Trump is blowing up the stimulus as an effort to exert maximum pressure over the GOP and get back at Sen. Mitch McConnell for acknowledging President-elect Biden's win. President Donald Trump could be blowing up Congress' omnibus legislation including a $900 billion stimulus deal and a bill to fund the government as retaliation for GOP lawmakers 'abandoning' his efforts to overturn the election, according to reports from Axios and Politico. If Trump vetoes the bill, Congress could be put in the position of having to vote to override it.
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House Republicans met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to discuss their plan to overturn the Electoral College votes in January, CNN reported. I mean in the Senate, it would go down like a shot dog," Thune said. Republican John Thune, the Senate Majority whip, slammed House Republican who met with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to discuss their plan to overturn the Electoral College votes in January, CNN reported. I mean, in the Senate, it would go down like a shot dog," Thune said of the effort. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had previously warned senators not to join Trump's efforts to delegitimize electoral votes, worrying that it could ruin the Senate election run-offs in Georgia.
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At least one member of the House and one member of the Senate must both move to challenge a state's electors in writing. If no members raise an objection to a state's electors, that states' slate of electors is accepted. Lawmakers cannot challenge all the electoral votes cast throughout the entire country or for a given candidate altogether. If they wish to challenge multiple states' electors, as Brooks has indicated he is interested in doing, they must challenge each state individually. If the group challenges multiple states' electors, the process could drag on until the next day, which the ECA provides for.
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And like any Christmas tree, the bill serves as cover for any number of goodies and surprises. Among them:TWO NEW SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMSThe bill establishes two new Smithsonian Institution museums: a Women’s History Museum and a National Museum of the American Latino. They would join other Smithsonian museums that draw millions of visitors to showcase locations along Washington’s National Mall. People who transport water hyacinths, alligator grass or water chestnut plants across state lines also would no longer face up to six months in prison. Motorists who put bogus theft-prevention decals on their cars would no longer face fines of up to $1,000.
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A confluence of tech snafus delayed the release of the latest stimulus bill text in Congress on Monday. Printer issues and a glitch uploading the bill text on Congressional computers were significant factors in the delay, according to law makers and reporters on Capitol Hill. "Unfortunately, it's a bad time to have a computer glitch," Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota told reporters. Lawmakers are still waiting on the bill text for the roughly $900 billion stimulus package coupled with provisions to avoid a government shutdown. "Unfortunately, it's a bad time to have a computer glitch," Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota told reporters gathered on Capitol Hill.
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