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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. They included Reps. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma and Louie Gohmert of Texas. Rep. Louie Gohmert sidesteps the magnetometer, shaking his head and waving off the police. Many of the soldiers slept on the Capitol floor overnight. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., goes through a new metal detector at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 12, 2021.
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"I am legally permitted to carry my firearm in Washington, D.C. and within the Capitol complex," she tweeted. "Metal detectors outside of the House would not have stopped the violence we saw last week — it's just another political stunt by Speaker Pelosi." Under the direction of Speaker Pelosi, magnetometers are at entrances to the House floor. And you guys did it without any consultation with the minority," Davis told House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., outside the chamber. On the House floor, during arguments on a motion regarding the 25th Amendment, Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., called the metal detectors an "atrocity."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed House Republicans who refused to comply with safety measures implemented after the deadly Capitol siege on January 6. "It was always abt upholding a system of state violence that targets Black ppl & ppl of color. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed House Republicans who refused to comply with new safety protocols implemented at the Capitol building in the wake of the deadly insurrection on January 6. "It was always abt upholding a system of state violence that targets Black ppl & ppl of color." "You can tell by how regularly GOP members defend crimes, reject accountability, & push officers when *they* want to," she continued.
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A number of House Republicans sparred with Capitol police Tuesday over new security measures that were implemented in the wake of the Capitol siege on January 6. Reporters at the Capitol building saw GOP lawmakers — including Reps. Lauren Boebert, Louie Gohmert, and Steve Scalise — scoffing at the newly installed metal detectors at the US Capitol. A number of House Republicans are flouting the new security measures put in place at the Capitol building in the wake of a violent insurrection attempt on January 6, according to reporters covering Capitol Hill. After pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol building last week, Capitol police implemented new safety protocols, including newly installed metal detectors and mask requirements. Aside from those who argued with Capitol police, GOP freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon supporter, complied with the new security measure.
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Capitol rioters shouted "Hang Pence!" We need to, at long last, take Trump's violent words — and the incendiary words of Republican lawmakers that contributed to the incitement — both seriously and literally. We need to, at long last, take their violent words — and the incendiary words of the president and Republican lawmakers that incited them — both seriously and literally. They took Republican lawmakers' words seriously. They took Trump's words seriously.
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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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Rep. McGovern: 'America was attacked and we must respond'
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
The House is set to vote on the article later Wednesday and it is expected to pass with support from both Democrats and a handful of Republicans. There had been some debate among Democratic leadership, led by Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, who suggested that they could wait until after Biden's first 100 days in office. But a readout of a closed-door briefing of Republican House members Tuesday, obtained by NBC News, quotes acting U.S. Capitol Police Assistant Chief Sean Gallagher as saying he never saw any such information. Share this -AOC says she feared for her life during Capitol riot: 'I thought I was going to die' Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., says she feared for her life as a violent mob stormed the Capitol building last week. Ocasio-Cortez said it is "not an exaggeration" to say that many members of the House were "nearly assassinated."
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SEE NEW POSTSHoyer says House will send article of impeachment to Senate immediately House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told NBC News that he would send over the article of impeachment to the Senate immediately once it is passed. He did not specify if immediately meant later Wednesday or another day. The House is set to vote on the article later Wednesday and it is expected to pass with support from both Democrats and a handful of Republicans. But a readout of a closed-door briefing of Republican House members Tuesday, obtained by NBC News, quotes acting U.S. Capitol Police Assistant Chief Sean Gallagher as saying he never saw any such information. Ocasio-Cortez said it is "not an exaggeration" to say that many members of the House were "nearly assassinated."
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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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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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SEE NEW POSTSHouse Republicans put divides over Trump's culpability on clear display As the debate unfolded on the U.S. House floor ahead of the vote to impeach President Trump for inciting last week's riots that engulfed the Capitol, the growing divide within the Republican caucus over the president's actions was on clear display. Many Republicans mounted little defense of the president, in stark reversal from last year’s impeachment debate. 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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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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Opinion | Never Forget What Ted Cruz Did
  + stars: | 2021-01-11 | by ( Mimi Swartz | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
In the unctuous, patronizing style he is famous for, Mr. Cruz cited the aftermath of the 1876 presidential election between Rutherford Hayes and Samuel Tilden. It was contentious and involved actual disputes about voter fraud and electoral mayhem, and a committee was formed to sort it out. It was, for Mr. Cruz, a typical, too-clever-by-half bit of nonsense, a cynical ploy to paper over the reality of his subversion on behalf of President Trump. (The horse trading after the 1876 election helped bring about the end of Reconstruction; maybe Mr. Cruz thought evoking that subject was a good idea, too.) But this tidbit was just one of many hideous contributions from Mr. Cruz in recent weeks.
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The Supreme Court rejected another challenge to President Donald Trump's election loss Thursday. Also on Thursday, the Trump campaign withdrew from appeals to election lawsuits in Georgia that they had already lost. The Supreme Court declined Thursday an effort from Trump ally Rep. Louie Gohmert to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. None of the nine Supreme Court justices — include the three Trump appointed — publicly objected to the order declining Gohmert's challenge. In the Georgia lawsuits, the Trump campaign said it reached a settlement with the state and that its lawsuits were no longer necessary.
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Explainer-The meeting of the U.S. Congress that will seal Biden's win
  + stars: | 2021-01-06 | by ( Jan Wolfe | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Both chambers of Congress are meeting to formally tally the Electoral College results, the final step in the months-long process to select the U.S. president. A total of 538 electoral votes are allotted to states and the District of Columbia based on their congressional representation. Pence will open sealed certificates from the U.S. states and the District of Columbia that declare their electoral votes. A majority of both chambers needs to support an objection for electoral votes to be voided, and Democrats control the House. In the extremely unlikely event that Pence voids electoral college votes, his actions would almost certainly be challenged in court.
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On Wednesday afternoon, Pence will take on the role of Senate president and read off the Electoral College vote counts and eventually declare Joe Biden the president. Trump hinted at the historic delay tactic in a statement issued Tuesday night, "Our Vice President has several options under the U.S. Constitution. "He's been counting down the hours to minimize mistakes," said a third Republican close to the White House. Second Lady Karen Pence and her husband, Vice President Mike Pence, at the 2020 Republican National Convention. "Pence will be fine," said a second Republican close to the vice president.
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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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It is no longer liberal vs. conservative, but instead pro-democracy vs. anti-democracy. This pivot puts liberals and some traditional conservatives on the same side — and against the current Republican Party. It is no longer liberal vs. conservative, but instead pro-democracy vs. anti-democracy. If a desire to empower Republican members of Congress and the Republican vice president to disregard the election and select the next president sounds authoritarian, it's because it is, in the purest sense of the word. Liberals and traditional conservatives who value the rule of law over whatever appeal the Republican Party still holds must now join in opposition to a party that has rejected both democratic and conservative values.
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A federal appeals court Saturday night rejected an attempt by a congressman to overturn the results of the November presidential election. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District threw out an appeal by U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, that sought to allow Vice President Mike Pence to hand the election to Trump. Gohmert sued Pence in the effort to morph his job as an electoral vote counter to determinative role in the election. The Trump administration's Justice Department opposed the suit in court, arguing that Pence was the wrong target. His options include an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has so far sidestepped 2020 election challenges, and a request for a review by the full Fifth District court.
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U.S. appeals court rejects lawmaker's bid to have Pence overturn Biden's win
  + stars: | 2021-01-03 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a rally in Kinston, North Carolina, U.S., October 25, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Saturday rejected a Republican congressman’s bid to allow Vice President Mike Pence to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s Nov. 3 election victory in favor of President Donald Trump. Trump, a Republican, has refused to concede to Biden, claiming without evidence that his victory was due to widespread fraud. Under the U.S. system, the presidency is determined by the Electoral College, which allots electoral votes to states and the District of Columbia based on congressional representation. U.S. law requires Congress to formally count the electoral vote on Jan. 6.
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A federal appeals court on Saturday evening threw out Rep. Louie Gohmert's lawsuit against Vice President Mike Pence seeking to overturn the election. The appeals court judges noted that a lower court had already dismissed Gohmert's lawsuit, and wrote in a one-paragraph order that "we need say no more." A federal appeals court threw out Rep. Louie Gohmert's lawsuit against Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday evening, issuing a one-paragraph response rebuffing the lawmaker's effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas Screenshot via C-SPANPresident-elect Joe Biden won the election with 306 electoral votes over President Donald Trump's 232 electoral votes. Pence and the Department of Justice responded to Gohmert's lawsuit by asking the district court judge to toss Gohmert's lawsuit.
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