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The episode prompted concerns that if a Democrat also won in 2024, for example, a Republican-controlled Congress could go through with fully rejecting a state's electors and even overturn an election. It's well within the realm of possibility that Democrats in the 2022 mid-terms could lose their slim control of both bodies of Congress, setting up the potential for a bid to overturn states' electoral votes. Erin Schaff/AFP via Getty ImagesCan Congress unilaterally overturn election results? Congress would have needed to reject multiple states Biden won to overturn his 306-232 electoral vote defeat of Trump. Consider a closer election where Congress only needed to reject one state's slate of electors to overturn the winner's victory, leaving no candidate with a clear majority of electoral votes.
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Republican Sen. Ted Cruz faces a growing backlash from congressional colleagues who say he was partly responsible for the riots at the US Capitol last Wednesday. Democratic aides told The Hill that some Democratic senators are discussing the possibility of censuring Cruz for incitement. The chair of the Committee on Homeland Security is calling for Cruz be put on the FBI no-fly list. "More and more Democratic caucus members are willing to vote yes on a censure resolution," one Democratic aide told The Hill. Because of massive potential conflict of interest, Senators Cruz, Hawley, and Johnson (at least) need to be off all relevant committees," Whitehouse added.
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ET Capitol Riot Live Updates: Acting Attorney General Vows Peaceful Transfer of Power in First Appearance Since Attack The fallout from last week’s violence at the Capitol continued as the Army secretary announced that the inauguration would be secured by armed National Guard members. Many tech companies have moved to curtail President Trump online since he urged on a violent mob of his supporters at the Capitol last week. YouTube said Mr. Trump would not be able to upload new content for at least seven days to his channel, which had about 2.8 million subscribers. Other sites such as Snapchat, Reddit and Twitch also curtailed Mr. Trump. Mr. Johnson, first elected in 2010, has not confirmed that he will seek a third term in 2022.
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ET Capitol Riot Live Updates: Trump Urges No Violence or Vandalism at Planned Demonstrations The fallout from last week’s attack on the Capitol continued as the Army secretary announced that the inauguration would be secured by armed National Guard members. “In lights of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind,” Mr. Trump said. For President Trump, the past week has included a flurry of rebukes from businesses and once-loyal politicians. A majority of House members vote to impeach. Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City is ending its contracts with the Trump Organization after the deadly riot incited by President Trump at the U.S. Capitol.
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Rep. Cori Bush said on Twitter Wednesday that she plans to introduce a bill that would expel lawmakers who attempted to overthrow the US presidential election results. "Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences," said Bush, a newly elected Democrat from Missouri. Bush announced her proposal as violent Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday, forcing lawmakers to evacuate. Rep. Cori Bush is planning to introduce legislation that would expel members of Congress who attempt to overturn the results of the US presidential election, the newly elected Missouri Democrat said on Twitter Wednesday. "I believe the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences," Bush said.
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Trump's sad implosion is a good sign for Biden's agenda
  + stars: | 2021-01-04 | by ( Josh Barro | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Trump's last desperate ploy to retain power — and the infighting it has caused within the Republican party — has strengthened Biden's governing position as he prepares to take office. Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said the "egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some, but dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic." Yes, it's remarkable and depressing that large numbers of Republican members of Congress intend to vote to reject the result of the election we just had. But what we've seen this week is that, with less power, Trump goes from the unifying force holding the party together to a costly and divisive distraction. That intraparty division will only make it harder to keep Republicans united against Biden's agenda.
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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."
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Once a Foe of Trump, Cruz Leads a Charge to Reverse His Election Loss
  + stars: | 2021-01-03 | by ( Luke Broadwater | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
But he also did not “want to be in a position where we’re suggesting setting aside the results of an election, just because the candidate that we supported didn’t happen to prevail.”“That’s not a principled constitutional position,” Mr. Cruz added. Those involved have conceded their effort is unlikely to be successful. “Proposing a commission at this late date — which has zero chance of becoming reality — is not effectively fighting for President Trump,” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, wrote on Twitter. “It appears to be more of a political dodge than an effective remedy.”Senator Roy Blunt, the No. 4 Republican, said he too believed Mr. Cruz’s plan had no chance of success.
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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.
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U.S. Senator Cruz joins Republican block to object to Biden's victory
  + stars: | 2021-01-02 | by ( Jason Lange | Timothy Gardner | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 4 images )WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Saturday said he will be among a dozen Republican senators who will challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory when Electoral College results are tallied in Congress next week – a largely symbolic move that has little chance of preventing Biden from taking office. The Republicans join Senator Josh Hawley, who earlier this week became the first sitting member of the Senate to announce he would challenge the election result. A number of Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives also plan on contesting the vote tally. Biden will be sworn into office on Jan. 20.
Persons: Ted Cruz, Joe Biden’s, Biden, Josh Hawley, Cruz, Donald Trump’s, Ron Johnson, James Lankford, Steve Daines, John Kennedy, Marsha Blackburn, Mike Braun, Cynthia Lummis, Tommy Tuberville, Bill Hagerty, Roger Marshall Organizations: Electoral College, U.S . House Locations: WASHINGTON, U.S
Senator Ted Cruz on Saturday said he will spearhead a drive by nearly a dozen Republican senators to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory when Electoral College results are tallied in Congress on Jan. 6 – a largely symbolic move that has little chance of preventing Biden from taking office. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri became the first sitting member of the Senate to announce he would challenge the election result. Several Republicans senators have said they do not support any effort to derail the certification of the Electoral College vote. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s top Republican, acknowledged Biden’s victory on Dec. 15 and has urged other Senate Republicans to refrain from objecting on Jan. 6. We fully expect most if not all Democrats, and perhaps more than a few Republicans, to vote otherwise,” they said.
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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) attends a campaign event ahead of runoff races in Georgia for control of U.S. Senate, in Cumming, Georgia, U.S., January 2, 2021. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri became the first sitting member of the Senate to announce he would challenge the election result. Several Republicans senators have said they do not support any effort to derail the certification of the Electoral College vote. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s top Republican, acknowledged Biden’s victory on Dec. 15 and has urged other Senate Republicans to refrain from objecting on Jan. 6. We fully expect most if not all Democrats, and perhaps more than a few Republicans, to vote otherwise,” they said.
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They said Congress should immediately appoint a commission to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of election results in those states. Under the Electoral College system, “electoral votes” are allotted to states and the District of Columbia based on their congressional representation. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri became the first sitting member of the Senate to announce he would challenge the election result. Several Republicans senators have said they do not support any effort to derail the certification of the Electoral College vote. We fully expect most if not all Democrats, and perhaps more than a few Republicans, to vote otherwise,” they said.
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Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday is announced he will object to the certification of Electoral College votes on Wednesday, Axios first reported. A number of other senators are expected to join Cruz, according to the report. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday is reportedly behind an effort by GOP senators to object to the certification of Electoral College votes scheduled for Wednesday, Axios and Fox News first reported. The news comes after Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri on Wednesday announced he intended to object to the certification of the electoral college vote, which occurred last month. As Fox News noted, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, has publicly accepted Biden's win and has privately urged senators not to contest the results.
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The senators, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, cited allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election for which they provided no evidence and which have been rejected repeatedly by courts around the country. The effort, the latest among dozens of Republican attempts to overturn Trump's loss, is unlikely to alter the Electoral College tally, which Biden won 306-232. In their statement, the senators said they will object to the certification of electors from "disputed states" unless Congress establishes a commission to examine those states' elections. It requires a majority of both chambers of Congress to agree to the objection and reject the electoral college votes. and listed the names of each of the eleven current and incoming senators, as well as Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., who had earlier said he would object to the Electoral College certification.
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Senator Ron Johnson on why he's opposed to the $2000 stimulus checks
  + stars: | 2020-12-31 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
Senator Ron Johnson on why he's opposed to the $2000 stimulus checksSenator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joins 'Squawk Box' to lay out the reasons why he is against the $2000 stimulus checks and what needs to be adjusted before he approves it.
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WASHINGTON — The $2,000 direct payments to Americans that were passed by the House are going nowhere fast in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday. The Senate Republican leader's remarks all but guarantee that the $2,000 payments won't become law, at least before the current session expires on Sunday and Congress has to start over in the new year. McConnell said the Senate would not be "bullied into rushing out more borrowed money" to give to those who don't need it. Instead, McConnell has introduced a bill that combines $2,000 payments with two unrelated demands from Trump — repeal of an internet liability law and a commission to study voter fraud. The House passed the CASH Act on Monday to boost the payments to $2,000 with a two-thirds majority that included 231 Republicans and 44 Democrats.
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Trump has pushed for $2,000 payments in recent days. The measure would boost the stimulus checks in the year-end coronavirus relief and government funding package to $2,000 from $600. Democrats have called the relief bill a down payment and plan to push for more aid after President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20. However, he did not mention any plans for bringing up the $2,000 payment bill if the House passes it. House Democrats already tried to pass $2,000 payments by unanimous consent during a pro-forma session on Thursday.
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Audrey Saracco / EyeEmMillions of Americans can finally expect to see second stimulus checks in their bank accounts soon. Here's the details we know so far on the second stimulus checks. In contrast, the first stimulus checks were $1,200 per individual or $2,400 per married couple filing jointly, plus $500 per child under 17. About 115 million households received the first stimulus checks, Johnson said, while an estimated 9 million to 11 million people are currently unemployed. The HEROES Act, passed by the House of Representatives in May, called for $1,200 stimulus checks.
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Do we need to worry about the deficit right now with interest rates at zero and the economy in a full blown depression? I generally don't like to make year-end predictions, but watching Congress debate another coronavirus aid package makes it almost impossible not to make at least one. We will hear this from Republicans constantly, and they will keep saying it no matter the evidence to the contrary. On Friday, citing our need to control the deficit, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, blocked his fellow Republican Sen. Josh Hawley's proposal to send out another round of $1,200 checks to struggling Americans. Interest rates are at historic lows, and it's forcing economists to rethink what they thought they knew about how debt works.
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In a floor speech against Hawley's effort to force an up or down vote on direct payments of $1,200 to working class Americans, Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin dismissed the checks. "We will not have learned the lessons from our very hurried, very rushed earlier relief packages," Johnson said, describing the $1,200 checks as "mortgaging our children's future." Hawley recently teamed up with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont from across the aisle to call for a standalone bill providing direct payments. A pair of Republican senators butted heads on the Senate floor Friday debating the merits of direct payments to Americans. Many economists, however, have repeatedly called for more direct payments to Americans who are struggling in vast sectors of the coronavirus-impacted economy.
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Republican senators spar over whether second $1,200 stimulus checks are necessary
  + stars: | 2020-12-18 | by ( Lorie Konish | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Millions of Americans are poised to receive second stimulus checks. In contrast, the first round of checks sent out this spring were $1,200 per adult. Hawley, Sanders continue push for $1,200 stimulus checksStimulus checks likely less than $1,200. The Missouri senator has been working with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to push for $1,200 stimulus checks. Hawley's campaign for additional $1,200 checks prompted a fierce debate over whether those payments are necessary right now.
Persons: Sen, Josh Hawley, Hawley, Sanders, Ron Johnson, Bernie Sanders Organizations: Capitol Hill, Finance Locations: Hawley, Washington, The Missouri
ET Transition Live Updates: Biden Introduces Buttigieg as Pick to Lead Transportation If he is confirmed, Pete Buttigieg would be the first openly gay cabinet secretary. After ending his own presidential bid, he provided a critical endorsement to Mr. Biden just before the Super Tuesday primaries in March. Mr. Biden said at the time that Mr. Buttigieg reminded him of his late son, Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015. At the event on Wednesday, Mr. Biden also reiterated that he planned to get the coronavirus vaccine in public. Many on the left, including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, have expressed urgent interest in more substantive plans from the Biden administration.
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"Today, I want to congratulate President-elect Biden," McConnell said Tuesday on the Senate floor, after a speech heralding President Donald Trump's achievements. "I was proud to join thousands of people in Wyoming in voting for President Trump. I also respect the result of the Electoral College vote today," said third-ranking Republican Sen. John Barrasso, of Wyoming, in a statement. Sen. Roy Blunt, who chairs the committee responsible for planning the inauguration, said that "now we have the constitutional threshold, and we'll deal with Vice President Biden as the president elect." "The president continues obviously to have all the options he has available to him but the electoral vote today was significant," he told reporters.
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A Special Counsel Christmas for Hunter Biden
  + stars: | 2020-12-14 | by ( William Mcgurn | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Will Hunter Biden wake up to a special counsel in his Christmas stocking? Even so, a special counsel is a bad idea. It’s a strong argument, and it has persuaded many who otherwise rightly regard the institution of special counsel as pernicious. The travesty of Bob Mueller’s appointment is a perfect expression of the dangers that remain even in its watered-down, special counsel successor. It wouldn’t please all those demanding a special counsel.
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