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The outgoing Sen. Kelly Loeffler is co-owner of The Atlanta Dream. In response to the stance of their team owner, Williams said the players were frustrated, disappointed and confused. There were calls for Loeffler to stand down and a team statement on July 10, signed by all the players, read : "We are the women of the Atlanta Dream. But at the start of August, without saying another word to criticize their owner Loeffler, Dream players began publicly supporting her political rival. Speaking about the players' support, Warnock told USA Today : "I think it was helpful.
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When Democrats won Senate control in Georgia's January run-off election, mortgage rates increased. In 2021, mortgage rates will continue to riseEven before the Democrats won control of Congress, economists anticipated a jump in mortgage rates through 2021 as COVID-19 vaccines began rolling out. Mortgage rates hit historic lows in 2020To be sure, the low mortgage rates of the pandemic era have led to a busy refinancing market and have aided people taking out loans to buy homes. But a return to mortgage rates slightly above 3% may not move the needle too much — they will still be considerably low. Mortgage giant and government-sponsored enterprise Freddie Mac reported survey-low mortgage rates 16 times in 2020, according to a December report by HousingWire.
Persons: Biden, Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, Joe Biden's, Matthew Graham, Freddie Mac Organizations: Democrats, Senate, Democratic, Yahoo Finance, Treasury, White House, Forbes, Mortgage Bankers Association, White, Capitol, Mortgage News, Mortgage, Federal Reserve, Fed, Bloomberg Locations: Georgia's, Georgia
Following the release of President-elect Joe Biden's sweeping coronavirus relief plans, critics are saying he's already reneged on one of his early promises to provide financially-strapped families with $2,000 stimulus checks. But some critics of Biden's new plan, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), say that Democrats need to fulfill their campaign promise and provide full $2,000 payments. lauded Biden's plan. Biden's plan increases enhanced unemployment insurance payments to $400 per week from the current $300 per week, and extends the benefits through September. Check out: $1,400 checks, enhanced unemployment: Here's what's included in Biden's stimulus planDon't miss: The best credit cards for building credit of 2021
Persons: Joe Biden's, he's, Biden, Alexandria Ocasio, Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, ″ Ocasio, Cortez, Cori Bush, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Harris, Here's Organizations: Democratic, Senate, Washington Post . Rep, Ocasio, Democrat, Republican, Biden, Congressional Locations: Alexandria, Cortez, Georgia
Andrew Yang is officially in for the New York City mayoral race. Andrew Yang formally announced his candidacy for New York City mayor in a video posted online Wednesday night. In his campaign video, Yang sings the praises of New York, walking through the boroughs as he recounts the connections he and his wife, Evelyn, a Queens native, share in the city. Yang recounts his desire to go to the city as much as possible growing up in the introduction of the video. "New York City always felt like the center of the universe," Yang says.
Persons: Andrew Yang, Yang, Evelyn, Manhattan . Yang, I've, Warnock, Jon Ossoff Organizations: New York City, Democratic, Big, New, Upstate, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Knicks Locations: New York, Queens, Upstate New York, Schenectady, Somers, Hudson Valley, Manhattan, York City, New Paltz, Georgia
Kevin Lamarque | ReutersPresident-elect Joe Biden faces a range of pitfalls in trying to push his coronavirus relief plan through Congress. Democrats will hold a slim majority in the House and could need Republican support to pass a bill. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and many in his party oppose state and local government relief, multiple Senate Republicans have joined Democrats in supporting the aid. Democrats will gain a narrow Senate majority this month when Senators-elect Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff from Georgia are sworn in. Biden aims to pass his relief plan with bipartisan support, a person familiar with the transition team's thinking confirmed to CNBC.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kevin Lamarque, Biden, Democratic Sen, Joe Manchin, Josh Hawley of, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, Kamala Harris, — Cedric Richmond of, Marcia Fudge of, Deb Haaland, Trump, McConnell, Trump's Organizations: U.S, Capitol, U.S . Congress, Reuters, Labor Department, Democratic, Biden, Republicans, Biden's Democratic Party, Republican, CNBC, GOP, Senate, Biden's Locations: Washington, Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, West Virginia, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Florida, Ky, Georgia, — Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, New Mexico
The push for $2,000 stimulus checks is about to get stronger. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to call for sending additional $1,400 payments to Americans following the $600 second stimulus checks that were recently deployed. The bigger stimulus checks are aimed at helping households in need and stimulating spending that would boost both small businesses and the economy, according to an outline of Biden's stimulus plan released ahead of a speech scheduled for Thursday night. Instead, they stuck with sums of $600 per person, half the amount of the first $1,200 stimulus checks. The $600 payments included children under age 17 in families who qualified for the money.
Persons: Joe Biden, Georgia Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Biden Organizations: Georgia, Democratic U.S, Finance Locations: Georgia, Atlanta , Georgia
Voters are divided, largely along partisan lines, over whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office, a new NBC News poll shows. Nearly 9 in 10 Democrats say Trump, who was impeached by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, should be convicted by the Senate. Fewer than 1 in 10 Republicans say the same. It asked whether respondents believed Trump should be impeached and removed based on "what you have seen, read, or heard about Donald Trump and the events at the U.S. Capitol last week." Democrats in the House of Representatives impeached Trump in late 2019 after he pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden and his family.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Biden, Sen, Mitt Romney, McConnell, Georgia's Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock Organizations: NBC, Senate, Republicans, Independents, Trump, U.S, Capitol, GOP, . Ten Republicans, Democrats —, Republican Locations: Washington, R, Utah
Shorn of GOP support after the riot at the US Capitol, President Trump is facing a three-part reckoning in Congress. If convicted, Congress can move again to bar him from public office for life, the ultimate disgrace. Conviction in a Senate impeachment trial requires a two thirds majority, meaning Democrats would need at least 17 Republicans to vote with them for Trump's removal. Overturning this would require a unanimous Senate vote, an unlikely prospect given the pockets of senate support for Trump, according to legal expert Markus Wagner. Another obstacle might be the widespread support Trump still has among grassroots Republicans.
Persons: President Trump, Mitch McConnell, Liz Cheney, Donald Trump's, Mitt Romney, Trump, McConnell, Cheney, Biden, Markus Wagner, convicting Trump, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Read, Michael Gerhardt Organizations: Capitol, Republicans, Senate, GOP, Trump, Republican, The New York Times, Senators, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NBC News, Twitter Locations: Utah, Ukraine, Georgia's runoffs, Chapel
Google said it will block political ads and those referencing the US Capitol siege until at least the day after inauguration. "Given the events of the past week, we will expand our Sensitive Event policy enforcement to temporarily pause all political ads in addition to any ads referencing impeachment, the inauguration, or protests at the US Capitol," Google said in a statement to Insider. Banning political ads is a move designed to prevent the spread of misinformation around elections and other events. Google will block all political ads as well as those related to the US Capitol siege starting on Thursday until at least January 21. Facebook reinstated its ban on political ads in Georgia on January 6, joining the rest of the company's nationwide political ad ban.
Persons: Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, Axios, Joe Biden, Trump, Read, Biden Organizations: Google, Facebook, Visit, Capitol, U.S . Capitol, Trump, Lawmakers, Senate, Democratic Locations: Georgia
Only three US presidents have faced impeachment before him — Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 were both impeached, while Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached in 1974. The House impeached Trump on two articles on December 18, 2019. Three other presidents have faced impeachment proceedings, but only two have been successfully impeached. On December 19, 1998, the House impeached Clinton for two of the articles — perjury and obstructing justice. Despite being impeached, Clinton refused to step down.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, — Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Liz Cheney, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Read, Sen, Mitch McConnell, Axios, Kamala Harris, Volodymyr Zelensky, Joe Biden, acquit Trump, Andrew Johnson, Andrew Johnson ., Congress Johnson, Edwin Stanton, Stanton, Johnson, he'd, Bill Clinton Clinton, Clinton, Paula Jones, Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Lewinsky, Kenneth Starr, Morales, Washington Reuters Trump, Hunter Biden, Nancy Pelosi, John Roberts, , Mitt Romney, James Pasley, Pamela Engel Organizations: Capitol, Representatives, Democratic, Republicans, Senate, Supreme, Reuters, GOP, New York Times, Trump, Andrew Johnson . Library, Congress, White House, Donald Trump U.S, Guatemala's, White, Washington Reuters, Democrats, Republican Locations: United States, Georgia, Washington, Ukraine
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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Warnock and Ossoff ran strongly in the core Atlanta metropolitan area, solidifying Democratic suburban gains in former GOP bastions like Cobb and Henry counties. In 2010, Democratic voters nominated former Gov. Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, who were running for the US Senate against GOP Sens. Last week, Warnock and Ossoff won their races, handing control of the US Senate to the Democratic Party. However, Biden said that he would seek more aid as president, and both Warnock and Ossoff were fully onboard with the proposal.
Persons: Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, Kelly Loeffler, David Perdue, Warnock, Ossoff, Cobb, Black, Perdue, Roy Barnes, Michelle Nunn, Sen, Sam Nunn, Jason Carter, Jimmy Carter, Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Miles Coleman, Ball, Henry, , Newt Gingrich, Kevin M, Kruse, Alyssa Pointer, Henry County, Coleman, Loeffler, Martin Luther King Jr, Fidel Castro, rebuking, John Lewis, Elijah Nouvelage, Trump, Biden, Mitch McConnell Organizations: GOP Sens, Democratic, Loeffler, Visit, Republicans, Gov, Senate, Republican Gov, Electoral, Democratic Party, Census Bureau, University of Virginia Center for Politics, Atlanta, WIN, CBS News, — Biden, Trump, DeKalb, Republican, GOP, Ebenezer Baptist Church, AP, Pool, Black, Act Locations: Georgia's, Atlanta, Henry, Loeffler, South Georgia, Georgia, American, Fulton County, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Clayton, Forsyth, Forsyth County, Sen, Ebenezer, Pool Gwinnett County, that's, Cuban, Black, Kentucky
"We live in a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan," Yang told the Times. "And so, like, can you imagine trying to have two kids on virtual school in a two-bedroom apartment, and then trying to do work yourself?" Andrew Yang addressed his living situation in an interview with the New York Times published Monday. "We live in a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan," Yang told the Times. "And so, like, can you imagine trying to have two kids on virtual school in a two-bedroom apartment, and then trying to do work yourself?"
Persons: Andrew Yang, Yang, I've, Warnock, Jon Ossoff, — Yang, Evelyn, Scott Stringer Organizations: New York City, Democratic, New York Times, Big Apple, Times, Senate, New York Locations: New York, Hudson, Manhattan, Georgia, New Paltz
Raphael Warnock delivered his first sermon as a senator-elect on Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, a backdrop underscoring the pastor’s deep dies within Georgia’s Black faith community that helped secure his victory. He described “basking in the glory” of what their historic wins represented, only to be reminded of the work left to be done in America hours later. “This is what Reverend Warnock has always done,” he told NBC News. “It’s not a question now — Georgia is a swing state,” Warnock campaign aide Terrence Clark told NBC News. “And the conventional thinking that you have to choose between appealing to white moderates or Black voters or progressives is out the window.
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The Trump administration told a Georgia federal prosecutor to resign because the president was unhappy with his failure to investigate election fraud allegations. "BJay" Pak abruptly resigned from his position as US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Trump apparently referred to Pak in a recent phone call with Georgia's secretary of state, complaining about a "Never Trumper US attorney." The Trump administration pressured a federal prosecutor in Atlanta to resign over his failure to investigate baseless allegations of election fraud in Georgia, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The White House declined to comment while the Justice Department and Pak did not respond to requests for comment on Saturday.
Persons: Trump, Byung J, Pak, Trumper, Pak's, Democrat Joe Biden, Richard Donoghue, Raphael Warnock, Kelly Loeffler, Jon Ossoff, Republican David Perdue Organizations: Northern, Northern District of, Wall Street, Department, Atlanta, Trump, Northern District of Georgia, Democrat, White, New York Times, Justice Department, Pak, Republican Locations: Georgia, Northern District, Northern District of Georgia, Pak, Atlanta, Tuesday's
Despite Chaos and Big Losses, Republicans Still Control Most of Georgia
  + stars: | 2021-01-10 | by ( Richard Fausset | Rick Rojas | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.86   time to read: +2 min
“I think that an overwhelming majority of the voters will come back our direction and reward us,” Mr. Duncan said. “And if they don’t see that as a valuable trait of their lieutenant governor, then I don’t want to represent them. I’m not their guy.”When Mr. Trump is taken out of the equation, Republicans’ fundamentals are indeed strong in Georgia, at least for the immediate future. Republican legislators and state officials have discussed eliminating no-excuse absentee voting, which surged in popularity in the pandemic. Georgia’s Republican House speaker, David Ralston, said he was unlikely to support eliminating no-excuse absentee voting.
Persons: ” Mr, Duncan, I’ll, I’m, Trump, David Ralston, Kemp, Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, Kelly Loeffler, Johnny Isakson Organizations: Senate, Republicans, Democratic, Republican, Mr, Democratic Senate Locations: Georgia, November’s
Joe Biden, the 46th president-elect of the United States, has a long list of housing plans that could transform real estate as an asset class. Biden's plans portend big changes ahead for everyone from those seeking affordable housing to investors in real estate. His $640 billion, 10-year housing initiative was poised to affect everyone from those seeking affordable housing to real-estate investors. Here's a rundown of some of the Biden housing initiatives that now have a clearer path to passage. Under the new plan, real-estate investors would also be prevented from deducting real estate losses from their taxable income.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden's, Natalie Campisi, Biden, Kamala Harris, Andrew Harnik, That's, Harris, Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, Elijah Nouvelage, Trump, Donald Trump, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, JIM WATSON, Obama Organizations: Republicans, Forbes, Chase Center, Fund, Tax, Urban Institute, US Treasury, Income, Coalition, Republican, Biden, Democratic, Getty, Democrat, Deal, Marketwatch, Fair, Consumer Financial, Bureau, Reuters Locations: United States, Georgia, Wilmington , Delaware, Duluth , Georgia, AFP
White House pushed top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to resign: WSJ
  + stars: | 2021-01-09 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Voters cast their ballots in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections at a Fulton County polling station in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Elijah NouvelageWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House pushed the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to resign before Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff because President Donald Trump was unhappy that he wasn’t doing enough to investigate Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. The Justice Department on Tuesday tapped a new federal prosecutor to lead the Atlanta office, a day after the Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung J. The White House declined to comment while the Justice Department and Pak did not respond to Reuters’ requests for comment on Saturday. Democrat Raphael Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Jon Ossoff unseated Republican David Perdue in Tuesday’s runoffs, giving Democrats control of the U.S. Senate.
Persons: Elijah Nouvelage WASHINGTON, Donald Trump, Byung J, , Pak’s, Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, , Pak, Raphael Warnock, Kelly Loeffler, Jon Ossoff, Republican David Perdue Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Wall Street, Department, Atlanta, Trump, Attorney, Northern, Northern District of Georgia, Democrat, Trumper U.S, White, Justice Department, Pak, Reuters, Republican, U.S . Senate Locations: Fulton County, Atlanta , Georgia, U.S, Atlanta, Northern District, Georgia, Tuesday’s
Jon Ossoff is the first millennial to get elected to the senate. Raphael Warnock, represent the changing face of American politics, showing the power of young voters and voters of color. Jon Ossoff is aggressively millennial: He's Very Online. In fact, as Insider's Jake Lahut reported, Warnock is only the second Black senator from the South since reconstruction. Black and young voters were both targeted in Stacey Abrams' historic organizing and voter registration efforts.
Persons: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, He's, Joe Biden, Ossoff, hasn't, he's, Insider's Hillary Hoffower, Alexandria, Cortez, Chuck Schumer, I've, Michael Kranish, millennials, Issie Lapowsky, Han, Warnock, Republican Sen, Kelly Loeffler, Jake Lahut, Joe Biden's, Biden, David Perdue, Black, Stacey Abrams Organizations: Democrat, Twitter, Washington Post, Boston University, House, Strafford, Sydney Morning Herald, Washington, NPR, Republican, Center for Information, Research, Civic, Tufts University . Young, Associated Press Locations: Georgia, Australian, millennials, Ossoff
Just two months later, Georgia voters made history again in two competitive runoff elections by sending Democrats to the Senate for the first time in two decades. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, will be the first Black senator from Georgia. Strong turnout from Black voters and other voters of color fueled Warnock and Ossoff's historic wins in Georgia – the culmination of on-the-ground organizing and voter mobilization efforts years in the making. More than 4.4 million ballots have already been counted in the runoffs, shattering turnout records for such elections in Georgia. Roughly 30% of the registered voters in Georgia are Black and 92% of Black voters supported the Democratic Senate candidates, according to NBC exit polls.
Persons: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Joe Biden, Joe Biden's, Warnock, Bernard Fraga, Ossoff's, Fraga, Ossoff, Biden, Maggie Chambers Organizations: Parc, Democrat, Senate, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Black, NBC, Democratic, Emory University, Democratic Senate, Asian American, Georgia U.S, . Locations: Atlanta , Georgia, Georgia, Ebenezer, Atlanta
"I did give serious consideration on nominating my friend Bernie Sanders to this position," Biden said. Biden ultimately tapped Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a close ally with strong ties to unions, to become his labor secretary. "I did give serious consideration on nominating my friend Bernie Sanders to this position," Biden told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware. Read more: President-elect Biden expressed confidence his inauguration will be safe. Biden ultimately tapped Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a close ally with strong ties to unions, to become his labor secretary.
Persons: Joe Biden, Sen, Bernie Sanders, Biden, Marty Walsh, Sanders, Bernie, , Phil Scott, Read, there's, Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, Kelly Loeffler, David Perdue, Kamala Harris's, Mayor Walsh, I'm Organizations: Boston, Biden, Democratic, United States Senate, Senate, ., Republican, Twitter, GOP Sens Locations: Vermont, Georgia, Wilmington , Delaware, . Vermont
Republican Perdue concedes Georgia U.S. Senate race to Democrat
  + stars: | 2021-01-08 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff speaks after the runoff election against Republican Senator David Perdue in a still image from video in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 6, 2021. Jon Ossoff for Senate/Handout via REUTERS. Senator David Perdue conceded his Georgia Senate race to Democratic rival Jon Ossoff on Friday after a pair of victories in runoff elections handed control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats. “I want to congratulate the Democratic Party and my opponent for this runoff win,” Perdue said in a statement. Two U.S. Senate seats were up for grabs in Wednesday’s runoffs.
Persons: Jon Ossoff, David Perdue, , ” Perdue Organizations: Democratic U.S, Republican, REUTERS . WASHINGTON, Republican U.S, Senate, Democratic, U.S . Senate, Democratic Party, U.S Locations: Atlanta , Georgia, U.S, Wednesday’s runoffs
LGBTQ Georgians hopeful following Warnock, Ossoff Senate victories
  + stars: | 2021-01-08 | by ( Sydney Bauer | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
Organizers in Georgia told NBC News that the candidates' support for the LGBTQ community goes beyond just supporting federal legislation. Georgia Equality, he added, engaged around 650,000 pro-equality voters — both LGBTQ Georgians and allies who support LGBTQ rights —as part of the organization’s comprehensive get-out-the-vote effort. “This is not something that LGBTQ folks in Georgia, or frankly in the South, are used to having.”The Rev. Jen, a 45-year-old bisexual woman who lives outside Atlanta, said the election of Ossoff and Warnock brought relief for her and her transgender child. “LGBTQ issues and rights are human rights — they are everyone’s rights.
Persons: Raphael Warnock, Ian Webb, “ I've, ” Webb, I've, ” Warnock, Jon Ossoff, , Ossoff, Warnock, Joe Biden, Jeff Graham, Graham, ” Graham, Jasmine Beach, , ” ‘, Roxy, didn’t, ” Roxy, Jen, Biden Organizations: ATLANTA, NBC News, Democratic, Democrat, GOP, Democrats, Rights, Campaign, Southern Equality, Trump, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, Jasmine, Ferrara, North Carolina, South Fulton
The presumptive incoming Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has promised "bold change" that begins with Covid-19 pandemic relief. In the near term, Covid-19 relief measures that Senate Republicans opposed are likely to advance. McConnell and Senate Republicans changed the rules in 2017 to require only 51 votes to confirm Supreme Court nominees. But although Democrats will be in control, the 50-50 Senate will still limit their policy ambitions and quash the most liberal proposals. "Chuck Schumer and the Senate Democrats have a mandate to implement Joe Biden's ambitious climate plan," he said, calling for a clean electricity standard by 2035 and $2 trillion for green jobs.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Schumer, Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, Bernie Sanders, Angus King, Kamala Harris, overperformed, McConnell, Ossoff, Warnock, Biden, Stephen Breyer, Bill Clinton, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten, Matt House, Michael Steel, John Boehner, Jamal Raad, Joe Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democratic, NBC News, Democrats, Republicans, Trump, Capitol, Biden, Evergreen, Senate Democrats Locations: Ky, Washington, Georgia, West Virginia, Arizona, Ohio, America
With less than two weeks left in Trump’s term, it was not clear whether enough time remained to complete the impeachment process. If impeached in the House, Trump would theoretically face trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, which is scheduled to be in recess until Jan. 19. Aides to Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, have not said what he would do if the House approves articles of impeachment. Slideshow ( 4 images )The Democratic-led House impeached Trump in December 2019 for pressuring the president of Ukraine to investigate Biden, but the Republican-held Senate acquitted him in February 2020. More than half of House Republicans and eight Republican senators voted to challenge some states’ election results, backing Trump.
Persons: Donald Trump, Donald J, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mike Pence, , Trump, Joe Biden, Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Schumer, Pence, Larry Hogan, Adam Kinzinger, Elaine Chao, McConnell’s, Betsy DeVos, Biden’s Organizations: WASHINGTON, Congressional Democrats, U.S . Capitol, U.S, Capitol, Trump, Twitter, REUTERS Top Democratic, Republican, , Democrat, Democratic, Maryland, Republicans Locations: Washington , U.S, Jan, Ukraine, Georgia, Constitution’s
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