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    Republican Sen. Josh Hawley announced Wednesday he would join GOP House members and object to Electoral College vote counts when Congress meets January 6 to finalize President-elect Joe Biden's win.  President Donald Trump has been pressuring GOP senators to join the effort, which could delay announcing the final result for hours.  Hawley said in a statement that he believed states, pointing a finger at Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own election laws and companies, like Twitter and Facebook, 'interfere[d]' in the election, by supporting Biden. Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said Wednesday he will join a handful of House Republicans who plan to object to the Electoral College vote counts in key swing states, which could delay Congress certifying the election of President-elect Joe Biden  Sen. Josh Hawley outlined his reason for joining the effort in a statement sent out Wednesday. He called out Congress for not investigating...
    Joe Biden and Donald Trump will hold dueling campaign events in Georgia on Monday, the day before a special election that will decide which party controls the Senate. Biden will be in Atlanta to campaign for Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock while Trump will be in Dalton, Georgia, for Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.  Both the president-elect and the president will try to rally their respective bases and give their candidates one final boost before the January 5th special election. The presence of Biden and Trump in the state is sure to grab headlines and news coverage ahead of the crucial vote, particularly as Trump has railed against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.  The president called on Kemp to resign on Wednesday, tweeting that he 'should resign from office. He is an obstructionist who refuses to admit that we won Georgia, BIG! Also won the...
    ... But she's mad that someone called her a liar. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany appeared on Fox News Monday night to peddle long-debunked election lies — a mere day after insisting on Twitter that she's not a liar. Among other things, McEnany falsely claimed that President-elect Joe Biden outperformed former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's 2016 performance in only four major metro areas during the 2020 election, suggesting that this somehow proved there had been massive election fraud. "This [voter fraud] happened in the places that needed to happen, which is why the four metros — the only four — where Joe Biden outperformed Hillary Clinton were Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Atlanta, and Detroit," McEnany said.
    A NEWSPAPER editorial has pleaded for President Trump to accept election defeat to Joe Biden - and said his focus to overturn the result "an undemocratic coup." A piece by the New York Post's editorial board wrote today that Trump had every right to investigate the election results - but said as lawsuits had not proven wrongdoing, it was time to move on from his claims of widespread rigging in the November election. 4The New York Post suggested the president accept his election loss and instead focus on helping Republicans win Georgia's Senate runoffCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4The told the president said a win at the Georgia runoffs would "prevent Biden from rolling back what Trump accomplished"Credit: AFP or licensors The board suggested the president accept his election loss and instead focus on helping Republicans win Georgia's Senate runoff races in January. "We understand, Mr. President, that you're angry...
    Republicans have not offered any evidence that credibly challenges Joe Biden's election win. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) on Monday told Fox News he was "sad" that some Republicans do not support Trump's continued lies about election fraud. After President-elect Joe Biden's decisive win in the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and his allies have repeatedly attempted to overturn the results and throw out millions of votes to hand a win to Trump. Trump and his allies have lost 59 election-related court challenges and failed to provide evidence in court that would support their unverified claims about the election being stolen or rigged in Biden's favor.
    By Jeremy Herb | CNN When Congress met to tally the results of the 2004 presidential election, then-Sen. Barbara Boxer stood alone on the Senate floor to object to President George W. Bush’s reelection victory in Ohio over Democrat John Kerry, forcing the House and Senate to vote for only the second time in a century on whether to reject a state’s Electoral College votes. It’s the same scenario that could play out next month with President Donald Trump publicly urging his supporters in Congress to object to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in battleground states that expanded mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. A group of House Republicans is preparing to object, and they need at least one senator to join them to force the chambers to vote on the matter. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has privately urged Senate Republicans to steer clear, several senators have declined to...
    Sir David Attenborough has welcomed Joe Biden's victory in the US presidential election and stressed America's importance in the fight against climate change. Mr Biden has pledged to rejoin the Paris climate accord on the first day of his presidency, after Donald Trump controversially pulled Washington out of it. The international agreement aims to curb global warming. Sir David, a passionate environmental campaigner, said 'of course' Mr Biden's November election victory was good for the world, adding 'how could I deny that?' Sir David, who recently worked on Netflix documentary A Life On Our Planet, is an intrepid traveller and has made films from around the world. However, his flying days may be over RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Trump finally SIGNS Covid relief bill - but says he will... 'Republicans may lose because of what the president is... Share this...
    A Sunday editorial by The Washington Times claimed that Democrat Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory was driven by big technology companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google. “The just-completed 2020 presidential election featured a torrent of political messages designed to win votes, but the flow was channeled to shield voters from messages that conflicted with ‘progressive’ values dear to social media’s masters,” the publication wrote. “Put bluntly, Big Tech played a pivotal role in Joe Biden’s apparent victory and Donald Trump’s defeat.” The Washington Times pointed to a Media Research Center study released on Monday that found that Twitter “censored, suppressed and limited” Donald Trump and his campaign 543 times since 2018. Conversely, Twitter has never done the same to President-elect Joe Biden and his campaign. The publication’s analysis also pointed to Facebook’s Instagram and its purportedly irrelevant fact-checks of the president, as well as Google’s YouTube, which it accused of...
    On January 6, Vice President Mike Pence will have the honor of formalizing Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. He will have to do so despite intense pressure from President Donald Trump, who has insisted that Democrats stole the race. In an interview with ABC News on Sunday, longtime Republican pollster Frank Luntz argued that this could have tremendous implications for Pence’s political future. Speaking with This Week host Jonathan Karl, Luntz pointed out that polling suggests that over 50 percent of Trump supporters are convinced the election was stolen. “Fifty-three percent of Trump voters, half, think that Donald Trump still won this election, after all the evidence to the contrary. And those people are going to be mad as heck on January 6 when Pence makes that statement,” Luntz said, noting that this could complicate Pence’s potential 2024 presidential bid. “And so the challenge for the...
    Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger said Sunday that Donald Trump is peddling a 'scam' meant to fuel 'violence' in his supporters by claiming Congress could still overturn the election by rejecting the Electoral College results on January 6. 'It is a scam and it is going to disappoint the people that believe this election was stolen, that think this is an opportunity to change it,' he told CNN host Dana Bash. Trump is pushing for Republican in Congress – specifically senators – to jump on board with a plan to challenge Electoral College votes in five swing states that went blue last month. The effort is being headed in the House by Alabama Republican Mo Brooks. He needs at least one senator to challenge the results in order to bring the motion up for debate in the joint session next month where Congress will most surely certify the election for Joe...
    Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera has slammed Donald Trump for his behavior since losing the election to President-elect Joe Biden. In a tweet Saturday night, Rivera wrote that he had supported Trump for four years while the president was ‘assailed by leftist creeps who conjured the Russian Hoax to wreck his presidency’. ‘Sadly he lost a bitterly contested election. S*** happens’ he continued. ‘However since he has behaved like an entitled frat boy.’ The conservative commentator, a longtime ally and friend of the outgoing president, has become increasingly critical of Trump in recent weeks, blasting his attempts to undermine the integrity of the election by launching a series of legal challenges and refusing to concede the race. Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera has slammed Donald Trump for his behavior since losing the election to President-elect Joe Biden The former Celebrity Apprentice contestant accused Trump of 'acting like...
    Amid reports that Donald Trump is hoping that Vice President Mike Pence will stop the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in January, Law & Crime reported that legal historian Jed Shugerman claimed that the president is out of licit options to overturn the results of the election. “There is no secret legal maneuver left to stop a Biden presidency,” he tweeted on Christmas Day. “Pence & [Mitch] McConnell understand these rules & are in an awkward political position of their own sad making. Any drama before or on Jan 6 will be merely a pathetic show of Trump loyalty/cowardice.” As noted by Law & Crime, legal experts claim that Pence does not have any authority to prevent the ratification of Electoral College votes in January. Although the U.S. Constitution’s 12th Amendment states that Pence must oversee a joint session in Congress that will formally certify Biden’s victory, the publication...
    78% of Republicans believe that Joe Biden was illegitimately elected president, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll that was released Thursday found. When asked if they believed Joe Biden was legitimately elected president, 96% of Democrats said yes, while only 20% of Republicans said the same. Just 3% of Democrats said that they did not believe Joe Biden was legitimately elected, the poll found. Overall, 62% of respondents said that they believed Joe Biden was legitimately elected president, while 37% believed he was not legitimately elected. (RELATED: ‘The New Birtherism’: Biden Attorney Trashes Trump Lawsuits And Fraud Claims) President Donald Trump has repeatedly said that the results of the presidential election were fraudulent and called for investigations into allegations of voter fraud. Multiple lawsuits were filed attempting to overturn the results of the election in several states. The president said on Twitter Wednesday that a Special Counsel was needed to investigate...
    An overwhelming majority of Democrats say President-elect Joe Biden was elected fairly, while only a slim margin of Republicans say the same, according to a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll released Thursday.  Ninety-six percent of Democrats say that Biden was elected fairly in the November presidential election, while just 20 percent of Republicans surveyed said the same.  Seventy-eight percent of Republicans think Biden was not legitimately elected president.  News of the public opinion on Biden's election win comes after the president and his allies have repeatedly questioned the validity of the 2020 presidential election, claiming that it was subject to widespread voter fraud. Trump and his allies have also claimed that due to an increased use of mail-in ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an uptick in unlawful practices such as ballot harvesting.  However, top election officials including former administration official Christopher Krebs and Attorney General Bill Barr have said that...
    New York (CNN Business)The contrast between President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden was a daily story in 2020 -- and Wednesday was an excellent example.Trump ignored the White House press corps when he left what Wolf Blitzer called a "self-imposed bunker" in Washington and flew to Mar-a-Lago. Trump vetoed the defense spending bill, pushed election conspiracies on Twitter and pardoned more of his allies.And then there was Biden, at home in Wilmington, working the phones. He held a call with a select group of columnists from The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. "Biden going old-school and meeting with newspaper columnists," Politico's Alex Thompson commented.Thompson meant "old-school" in the best sense of the word. Wednesday's call was in keeping with Biden's personal media habits -- he reads print papers and relies on traditional outlets -- and his moderate positioning.Read MoreThe journalist participants were Gerald...
    (CNN)The spirit of the season promises "goodwill to all men." But practicing good faith in politics seems like a fool's errand these days. John Avlon President Donald Trump has corralled fanatical support for outright lies, with 126 Republican congressmen willing to support an attempt to overturn the election, while he meets in the Oval Office with conspiracy theorists who have advocated martial law. Fear and greed have proved their ability to corral partisan support. Extreme partisanship has made compromise feel like a four-letter word. But there is a compelling alternative and it's coming to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Joe Biden won the presidency with a campaign centered on good faith in politics. He ran as a uniter against a divider. In a time of hyperpartisan polarization, he promised "I'm running as a proud Democrat. But I will govern as an American president ... I'll work as hard for those who...
    The target of the death threats is an employee of an election technology company who has filed a defamation suit against Donald Trump’s campaign, two of the president’s lawyers, and conservative figures and the media. Eric Kumar, the defense director of the Dominion voting system, says he has been pressured to step down following allegations that his name was involved in the presidential election. In support of President-elect Joe Biden. However, there is no indication that the vote was rigged. His appeal, filed Tuesday in Denver County District Court in Colorado, was filed by Republican campaigners, attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, Conservative columnist Michael Malkin, Gateway Pundit website, Colorado Conservative activist Joseph Oldman and the New York media. “I have attracted attention from people with political and financial motives, but I am a person who cares about his privacy,” Kumar said in a statement. “Although I want to do...
    The target of the death threats is an employee of an election technology company who has filed a defamation suit against Donald Trump’s campaign, two of the president’s lawyers, and conservative figures and the media. On December 23, 2020 at 7:53 p.m. David PotterAssociated Press Eric Kumar, the defense director of the Dominion voting system, says he was pressured to step down following the mention of his name in false allegations about holding the presidential election. In support of President-elect Joe Biden. However, there is no indication that the vote was rigged. His appeal, filed Tuesday in Denver County District Court in Colorado, was filed by Republican campaigners, attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, Conservative columnist Michael Malkin, Gateway Pundit website, Colorado Conservative activist Joseph Oldman and the New York media. “I have attracted attention from people with political and...
    During the 2020 election season, one big issue voters sought clarity on was whether or not Democrats would attempt to “pack” the Supreme Court if given the opportunity. With less than a month until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, this key question remains unanswered. 
    Savannah Rychcik December 23, 2020 0 Comments  New York Attorney General Letitia James is sharing her thoughts on President Donald Trump reportedly considering implementing martial law. “The days of President Trump are closely coming to an end. And the reality is is that this is an act of sedition. This president is engaging in illegality, and the fact that he would even consider martial law is an affront to our values, and to the Constitution,” James said during an interview with SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah. She added, “The people have spoken and he should accept the outcome of the election as opposed to find fraud where none exists.” James called it a “distraction” from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Americans. “He’s in the White House, and he stews on the fact that he’s a loser, and he lost this election, and unfortunately he’s finding it hard...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie argued that election challenges are becoming "very, very dangerous." Christie, a long time ally of President Trump despite breaking with him on unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud, has publicly denounced many aspects of the president's attacks on his election loss. His latest rebuke of the continued challenges, which include House Republicans' plan to challenge the Electoral College vote tally on Jan. 6 in front of both chambers of Congress, took place during an interview with Fox News's Martha McCallum on Tuesday. "I’m as disappointed as anybody that the president was not reelected in November, but the fact is Joe Biden won the majority of the electoral votes, he had 306, and I think this is a very, very dangerous thing that we are engaging in right now," he said. Christie's comments came moments after Reps. Mo Brooks of Alabama and Jody Hice of Georgia...
    President Donald Trump followed up his surprise 11th hour video on the stimulus bill Congress passed with yet another video recycling baseless claims and conspiracy theories about the election. The president has continued to push claims of fraud that his legal team has been unable to prove. Judge after judge — including judges the president himself appointed — has rejected their numerous cases, and the Supreme Court has already smacked down cases from Pennsylvania and Texas. Trump is now entertaining Republicans who are planning to challenge the election results on January 6th when Congress takes them up. In his video tonight, he pointed to his “commanding lead” in the states his team has questioned and falsely said “these numbers were absolutely impossible for Joe Biden to overcome.” He claimed “our nation’s greatest political professionals were calling to congratulate him” but then “suddenly everything started to disappear” and “change.” (Prior...
    Alex Thomas December 22, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has been a loyal ally of President Donald Trump, a political position that has appeared to cause some damage to his long friendship with President-elect Joe Biden. The South Carolina lawmaker is among the shrinking group of Republicans who refuse to publicly recognize Biden’s election victory. Asked about Graham’s refusal, Biden recently told Stephen Colbert, “Lindsey’s been a personal disappointment because I was a personal friend of his.” During a Tuesday interview on “Fox & Friends,” Graham was asked about Biden’s remark. He said, “I like Joe Biden, I like Jill [Biden]. This is not easy. Hunter Biden’s had all kind of problems. But I can promise you that what I’m asking for needs to be done.” See Graham’s comments below: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responds to Joe Biden calling him a "personal disappointment" and...
    More On: mitch mcconnell Senate leaders reach deal to block a Trump veto of defense bill Congress releases 5,593-page COVID-19 stimulus bill Congress reaches deal on $900 billion COVID relief bill: McConnell Congressional leaders hopeful of coronavirus relief bill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will hold votes for all of President-elect Biden’s cabinet nominees, he pledged in an interview. Speaking Monday to Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Scott Jennings, a former adviser and GOP strategist, McConnell (R-Ky.) made the remarks while discussing the opposition Senate Democrats expressed toward President Trump’s first round of nominees in the early days of his presidency. “They [Biden’s nominees] aren’t all going to pass on a voice vote, and they aren’t all going to make it, but I will put them on the floor,” the highest ranking Republican said. McConnell did not reference any nominees by name, but made the pledge one week after acknowledging Biden’s win...
    Senator Lindsey Graham (D-SC) gave air to the possibility that Joe Biden won’t get to be president because of the ongoing tax investigation into his son, Hunter. Graham sat for an interview with Fox & Friends on Tuesday, where he was asked about outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr’s announcement that he has “no plan” to launch a special counsel for the Hunter tax probe. While he praised Barr for his time as AG, Graham disagreed with Barr’s decision against a special counsel before tearing into Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings. This led to Graham floating the notion that Joe Biden’s presidency will be undermined before it begins: I want somebody to look at all the overseas activity of Hunter Biden, see if this compromised the foreign policy of President Biden — if he gets to be president — and the guy in Delaware doesn’t have that mandate. So I respectfully...
    Donald Trump’s White House trade advisor Peter Navarro claimed on New York City radio show The Cats Roundtable on Sunday that Joe Biden is an “illegitimate president” who was elected to the White House via “illegal votes,” Bizpac Review reported. “If we get an illegitimate and illegal president in Joe Biden on Inauguration Day without him being cleared of these possibilities of being president by illegal votes…this is history in the making,” he said. “This country will make or break itself based on how this is handled. And I do not have a high confidence in our institutions at this point that they will handle this well.” According to Navarro, he has “seen the Deep State” and “looked it in the eye.” “It’s these bureaucrats who [were] around long before we were there and after we’re gone,” he said. The Trump official pointed to figures like former Sectary of Defense...
    So the Hunter Biden financial crime story is now fair game? Imagine that. In the past few days, mainstream media outlets have been awash with reports of federal investigations into the Biden family’s foreign ties and finances, including alleged money laundering, influence peddling, tax violations and other such corrupt misdeeds. How times have changed. When stories broke about Hunter Biden’s high-paying, no-show job with Ukrainian energy giant Burisma, reporters fled from it. When Judicial Watch uncovered information about Hunter Biden taking five trips to China with his father on Air Force Two, which resulted in billion-dollar deals, reporters were unimpressed. When the New York Post ran an explosive series of reports on the scandalous material on the Hunter Biden laptop, the paper was banned from Twitter, other Big Tech sites censored the story and evidence-free reporting blamed the story on “Russian disinformation.” As Ari Fleischer commented: “The media is broken. Totally broken.” And...
    Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisGeorgia pastors blast Loeffler campaign criticisms of Warnock as 'attack against the Black Church' Biden taps senior Hoyer staffer to join administration's communication team 'Saturday Night Live' unveils new Joe Biden after Jim Carrey's exit MORE stumped for Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock in Georgia on Monday, underscoring the importance of the two runoff races that will ultimately determine control of the Senate.  "2020 ain't over 'til Jan. 5," Harris told supporters at a drive-in rally in Columbus, Ga. "That's when 2020 will be over. That's when we'll get this thing done."  Ossoff will face off against incumbent Republican Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueGeorgia pastors blast Loeffler campaign criticisms of Warnock as 'attack against the Black Church' Front-line doctors criticize Perdue, Loeffler in new Georgia ad Barrasso: Biden nominees will have to 'run the gauntlet' if GOP controls Senate MORE (R-Ga.), while Warnock will...
    A Republican congressman from Louisiana is ratcheting up claims that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election through the help of widespread fraud, saying that his inauguration would mark “the first hour of conspiracy to dismantle America.” Rep. Clay Higgins took to Twitter this weekend to boost claims from Donald Trump and his allies that the race was stolen from him. Higgins wrote that should the president-elect make it to the inauguration, it would show that the American election process had been destroyed. “If Biden is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on January 20th, it will mark the final hour of conspiracy to dismantle the American election process, and the first hour of conspiracy to dismantle America,” he tweeted. Higgins has been one of the most vocal in echoing unfounded claims of fraud from Trump, often in dramatic terms. As KLFY reported, the Republican claimed that...
    President Donald Trump has refused to concede his defeat in the 2020 presidential election, pursuing long-shot legal challenges and pushing evidence-free claims about voter fraud. Some elements of the GOP have strongly supported the president’s attempts to overturn the results, which seems to have alarmed Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera. Per Mediaite, in a video posted Sunday to his Twitter account, Rivera slammed Trump’s most ardent backers in the Republican Party for still promoting baseless conspiracy theories about electoral irregularities and pleaded with them to finally accept the will of the American people, who elected Democrat Joe Biden. “Are you sh*tting me? Biden won. Trump lost. Stop acting like spoiled brats. Or worse, the lunatic fringe. Enough. Basta.” Rivera’s video was a response to a recent Twitter post from the Arizona Republican Party. The state’s GOP called on Trump to “cross the rubicon” and reverse what they described as a...
    AN ADVISER to former President Bill Clinton said that Joe Biden will be viewed as an “imposter” and claimed that the election was rigged against Donald Trump. Political strategist Dick Morris, 74, slammed the president-elect as a “transparent fraud” and a “usurper” in comments made to the conservative TV channel Newsmax. 3Dick Morris slammed Joe Biden as an 'impostor' and claimed the election was rigged against President Donald TrumpCredit: Reuters "We may have a situation with the president of the United States is a transparent fraud, in which he's a usurper, an impostor, and we may have to live with that for four years,” Morris said. Biden won both the popular vote and the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential election – which President Trump and his campaign team have claimed was the result of voter fraud. Elections officials have repeatedly said there is no evidence of voter fraud that...
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said Sunday on MSNBC’s “Weekends” that President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election “handily.” Witt said, “We have the president ramping up his campaign against election results. They have conducted an audit of ballots specifically cast in Antrim County. They have reaffirmed the 2020 election results. This is a county where a clerical error inspired some baseless conspiracies of fraud. Let me get specific in this audit, the president picked up 12 votes, nothing anywhere close to the hundreds of thousands that he claimed in that interview with Rudy Giuliani. 12, he got 11 on his own accord, and one because there was a ballot that went for Joe Biden that should not have. Okay, 12. So we have this audit. Does this finally put these theories to rest?” Whitmer said, “I think these theories were put to rest before this audit, but hopefully, this...
    Democrat Joe Biden won both the popular vote and the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential election, but President Donald Trump and his allies have nonetheless insisted that the race was rigged and that foreign countries meddled in the electoral process to help the Democratic Party. Former Bill Clinton adviser Dick Morris seems to agree with their assessment. In an interview with Newsmax on Saturday evening, Morris argued that the 2020 election should be considered illegitimate due to widespread voter fraud and said that many Americans will never accept Biden as their president. Morris described the 2020 race as “a fraud being committed in plain sight,” claiming that media is doing all it can to suppress information. He said that the American people will have to come to terms with the fact that they will have an “impostor” commander-in-chief for at least the next four years. “The message is getting...
    DONALD Trump has rejected claims that he asked his top advisers about declaring martial law to overturn his loss in the presidential election. Disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn - who pled guilty to lying to the FBI in 2017 - had reportedly pushed for the president to use the military to "rerun" the election during an appearance with Newsmax. 3President Trump has dismissed claims that he would use martial law to overturn the election resultCredit: AP:Associated Press Today, Donald Trump rejected suggestions that martial law would be used. He tweeted: "Martial law = Fake News. Just more knowingly bad reporting." It was reported that during a meeting on Friday, Trump has asked about Flynn's proposal of using the military and quickly received pushback. Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel, told Trump there was no constitutional authority for topics discussed during the meeting, a source told The...
    President Trump is promising to hold a 'wild' protest in Washington D.C. in the first week of the new year as he continues to  deny that he lost the election. The rally is scheduled for January 6th - the same day Congress is scheduled to meet to accept the presidential election results. 'Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election,' Trump tweeted on Saturday. 'Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!'  President Trump on Saturday promised a 'wild' protest in Washington, D.C., on January 6th, as he continues to deny that he lost the election 'Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election,' he tweeted. 'Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!' The tweet also linked to a report by Peter Navarro that claims without evidence that the amount of election fraud was sufficient to swing the election. ...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump asked advisors about the possibility of imposing martial law after the idea was first floated by Michael Flynn, it has been reported. Flynn, the disgraced former national security advisor who pled guilty to lying to the FBI in 2017, pushed for the president to use the military to redo the election during an appearance with the conservative TV channel Newsmax. 1President Donald Trump is reported to have discussed martial law with top aides Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel, told Trump there was no constitutional authority for what was being discussed, one of the people briefed on the meeting told The New York Times. Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, was also said to have repeatedly and aggressively pushed back on the ideas being proposed, according to The New York Times. President-elect Joe Biden defeated Trump in the election by more than 7 million...
    If you read my previous post, you might have noticed a brand-new Twitter label on Trump’s latest wildly misleading tweet: “Election officials have certified Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. Presidential election.” Yes, Twitter is now calling the election for Joe Biden on Trump’s own tweets. Twitter tells us it’s simply an update to its existing label, designed to “reflect the latest information.” But there’s a staggering difference between this label and Twitter’s previous one, which simply said “Multiple sources called this election differently.” That left room for doubt. Now that the Electoral College has voted , Twitter not only accepting the result, but using it to visibly challenge the president’s ongoing lie that he won the election. You can see the first new example below. Will this keep Trump from repeatedly tweeting “I won”? Doubtful, but I wouldn’t be surprised if his...
    (CNN Business)Twitter (TWTR) has updated the warning labels it applies to election misinformation to reflect that Joe Biden is the president-elect, the company said on Saturday. Previously, Twitter's labels said that claims of election fraud were "disputed."The new labels say: "Election officials have certified Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. Presidential election."The fresh language is active now on President Donald Trump's tweet from Saturday morning undermining the election outcome, and will be applied to all future tweets that do the same."Following certification of the results of the 2020 US Presidential Election, we've updated our label to reflect the latest information," Twitter spokesperson Nick Pacilio told CNN.
    A Friday survey from Rasmussen Reports claims that just 56 percent of likely U.S. voters polled believe that President-elect Joe Biden is their commander-in-chief. Conversely, 34 percent said he is not the head of state, and 10 percent of respondents said they weren’t sure. The findings come days after Biden was certified winner of the 2020 election by the Electoral College. Across party lines, 84 percent of Democrats said Biden is their president, while just 28 percent of Republicans and 51 of voters not affiliated with either party said the same. Elsewhere, 61 percent of Republicans said Biden is not their president, and 34 of those unaffiliated with either major party said the same. Interestingly, the survey found that just 52 percent of those surveyed said that their friends and family believe that Biden is their president, while 32 percent said they don’t, and another 16 percent said they are...
    President Trump took to Twitter Saturday to promise the nation fresh election protests when Congress meets next month to certify his loss in the 2020 election. “Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election. Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!” Trump said . In a follow-up tweet, he urged GOP Congressional leaders to continue to hold the line and not recognize Joe Biden as the winner — something they have been increasingly unwilling to do since Biden’s victory in the electoral college last week. “[Joe Biden] didn’t win the Election. He lost all 6 Swing States, by a lot. They then dumped hundreds of thousands of votes in each one, and got caught. Now Republican politicians have to fight so that their great victory is not stolen. Don’t be weak fools!” Trump said. Both tweets were swiftly flagged by Twitter with “fact...
    Savannah Rychcik December 18, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is sharing her frustration with lawmakers who refuse to acknowledge Joe Biden as president-elect. “Each of us who are serving as senators took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. One of the most fundamental principles of the Constitution is the peaceful transition of power,” Shaheen said during an interview with CNN Friday. She added, “These senators and members of Congress who have refused to acknowledge that we had a free and fair election in which Joe Biden beat Donald Trump by over 7 million votes, are bordering on sedition and treason.” Check out her comments below: Sen, Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): "These senators and members of Congress who have refused to acknowledge that we had a free and fair election in which Joe Biden beat Donald Trump by over 7...
    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said that some Republican lawmakers who are refusing to accept Joe Biden as president-elect "are bordering on sedition and treason." "These senators and members of Congress who have refused to acknowledge that we had a free and fair election in which Joe Biden beat Donald Trump by over 7 million votes, are bordering on sedition and treason," Shaheen told CNN’s Jake Tapper.  Although a growing number of Republicans have acknowledged Biden’s win after the electoral college voted for him on Monday, President Trump has urged Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to "get tougher" in the election fight.  In a series of Twitter attacks Friday morning against other fellow Republicans, Trump also targeted Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. "[McConnell] and Republican Senators have to get tougher, or you won’t have a Republican Party anymore. We won the Presidential Election, by a lot. FIGHT...
    (CNN)The week began with Joe Biden formally crossing the finish line in the Electoral College. Meanwhile, President Trump tweeted more baseless claims about a "rigged election" with zero evidence of widespread fraud. And despite promising news about vaccine distribution, the coronavirus pandemic is still tearing across the country, and this week alone, new infections were reported in one in 216 Americans. Monday Early voting kicks off Monday for two Georgia runoffs that will determine Senate control Electoral College formally affirms Biden's presidential win Attorney General William Barr to step down, Trump says  Tuesday McConnell for the first time recognizes Biden as President-elect Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary  Read MoreWednesday Pompeo quarantining after coronavirus exposure Congressional inaugural committee announces attendance will be limited for Biden's inauguration Trump sees special counsel investigations of Hunter Biden and election claims as payback for Russia probe ...
    President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden joined Stephen Colbert on the Late Show for their first joint interview since the election on Thursday night, during which Biden revealed his disappointment in Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for refusing to accept Biden’s election victory. “Lindsey’s been a personal disappointment because I was a personal friend of his,” Biden told Colbert on Thursday night after the host asked if he could “patch up” his relationship with the senator. It’s hard to remember a time when Graham was critical of President Donald Trump, as he has refused to acknowledge Biden as the winner of the 2020 election, has peddled baseless voter fraud claims, and even allegedly tried to find ways to throw out mail-in ballots.  But before the Trump presidency, Biden and Graham were quite close, often complimenting each other’s character and work ethic. Biden once claimed Graham had the “best instincts in the Senate,” inviting him...
    Former national security adviser General Michael Flynn has doubled down on his calls for President Donald Trump to use the military to force an election 'rerun' in battleground states - saying such action is 'not unprecedented'.  Flynn, whose conviction for lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation was recently wiped away when he was pardoned by Trump, made his latest case for invoking martial law to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office during an interview with Newsmax on Thursday.   'There is no way in the world we are going to be able to move forward as a nation. [Trump] could immediately, on his order, seize every single one of these [voting] machines,' Flynn said in apparent reference to the conspiracy theory that voting software flipped Trump votes for Biden.   'Within the swing states, if he wanted to, he could take military capabilities, and he could place those in states...
    White House trade advisor Peter Navarro has produced a 36-page report on 'irregularities' in the presidential election – but refused to take a reporter's question about a government watchdog who found his media appearances violated the Hatch Act. 'We’re not going there, dude,' Navarro said when DailyMail.com asked him about the letter from the Office of Special Counsel during a webinar on his new report. 'Next question. Mute the guy. Mute the guy,' Navarro said – before the webinar call was abruptly ended.     White House trade advisor Peter Navarro has written a report on six 'irregularities' in the election Navarro is director of the White House Office for Trade and Manufacturing Policy, and advised President Trump on the trade war with China. But he also indicated he has a sideline in closely following the 'Kraken' lawsuits that so far have racked up more than 50 losses in court. 'I’ve...
    President Donald Trump has not conceded the presidential election, but it appears a fundraising appeal from his campaign may have finally done so."Should President Trump run in 2024?" a fundraising email from the campaign sent to supporters Tuesday evening asked.Like most campaign fundraising emails from both parties, Tuesday evening's note -- one of seven sent just on Tuesday -- appealed to its recipients with bombastic, urgent language.MORE: Mitch McConnell congratulates Joe Biden as president-electEMBED More News Videos Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on Tuesday, Dec. 15, calling him the president-elect and saying the Electoral College "has spoken." "Let's make something clear: the Radical Left STOLE this Election from President Trump," the email said.There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, and the Electoral College officially affirmed President-elect Joe Biden's victory on Monday.The email continued, "He's always been able to count on the American...
    Democrat Joe Biden won both the popular vote and the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential election, but the final confirmation of his victory over President Donald Trump will take place on January 6, when the U.S. Congress is scheduled to certify and affirm the results. Vice President Mike Pence will have to oversee the session and, according to a Thursday report from Politico, he will most likely “skip town” after formally declaring Biden the winner. According to officials familiar with Pence’s plans, in order to avoid drawing the ire of Republican voters — many of whom believe in Trump’s evidence-free theories about widespread voter fraud — he will leave Washington immediately for the Middle East and Europe. The vice president is reportedly looking to visit Bahrain, Israel and Poland. This would be his first trip abroad since January this year, when he traveled to Jerusalem, Israel and Rome, Italy....
    PRO-TRUMP Proud Boys members are reportedly plotting to discuise themselves as Joe Biden fans to wreak havoc during the presidential inaugration.  The Trojan Horse-style plot was revealed on InfoWars alum Joe Biggs’ YouTube channel — which called on the right-wing militants to "kick off this presidency with f***ing fireworks". 6The Proud Boys are furious about the outcome of the 2020 ElectionCredit: Rex Features 6Members have been told to sneak into Joe Biden's inauguration Credit: Getty Images - Getty In a November 20 episode of The War Boys, Tarrio encourages Proud Boys members to attend the inauguration and "take over". He said: "Revolt motherf***ers. "Do whatever you got to do to f***ing get your tickets. "You show up there in Biden gear and you turn his inauguration into a f***ing circus, a sign of resistance, a sign of revolution. "You f***ing kick off this presidency with f***ing fireworks." In the first...
    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence waves to supporters at the end of a rally in Kinston, North Carolina, October 25, 2020.Jonathan Drake | Reuters Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to travel overseas for the first time during the Covid-19 pandemic just hours after presiding over the congressional session in which President-elect Joe Biden will be formally declared the winner of November's contest against President Donald Trump. The Indiana Republican will depart the U.S. on Jan. 6 for a trip that will include stops in Bahrain, Israel and Poland, according to a government document obtained by NBC News. Pence will remain abroad through Jan. 11. The travel schedule, which an administration official said is subject to change, has dual benefits for Pence. He is expected to use his last trip as vice president to tout the administration's foreign policy achievements, including the normalization of relations between Israel and a number...
    More On: joe biden A not-so-looney look at 2020 election results in battleground states: Devine Joe Biden to publicly receive COVID-19 vaccine next week: report Illegal-immigrant caravans back on the way — and Joe Biden ‘invited’ them Instagram censors post for linking Joe Biden’s ’94 law to mass incarceration President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team appeared to delete an old campaign ad that criticized Pete Buttigieg for his lack of experience — after the former Indiana mayor was nominated to serve as Transportation secretary, according to a report. The ad ran in February before the New Hampshire primary election and contrasted Biden’s long career as a senator and as vice president in the Obama administration with Buttigieg’s time as mayor of South Bend, Ind. — a city of 100,000, Fox News reported. “We’re electing a president. What you’ve done matters,” the narrator in the ad said. The ad ran on...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A day after President Donald Trump lost the Electoral College vote, Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested Tuesday that the exit of his close political ally from the White House could affect Florida on issues such as the coronavirus pandemic. “The president has been one hell of an ally for this state. I can tell you that,” DeSantis said after a state Cabinet meeting. “It’s funny, because these hospitals — we’ve really supported them. If they needed something, we got it to them. I was like, ‘Well, I may not be a phone call away from getting everything done soon (after Trump leaves office).’ So, it’s unfortunate, I think, for Florida.” Florida’s 29 electors cast ballots Monday for Trump because he won the state in the Nov. 3 election, but Democratic President-elect Joe Biden won the national electoral vote. With Trump continuing to contest the results of last month’s...
    Presidential political strategist Dick Morris says Republicans are at fault for not policing ballot drop boxes. "Republicans are entirely at fault for this, because of their total failure to police this and to catch it or to realize even what was happening, and I take blame for this," Morris told Newsmax TVs "American Agenda" on Wednesday. "I was on the phone with Trump almost every at and we had no idea what was going on. When we thought [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi asked for the extra money for the post office we thought, yeah, shes just feeding her union members in the post office and using the virus as an excuse. "Then we opposed the mail-in voting; we had no idea we were driving them to drop boxes and thats where the fraud would occur." Morris said he could not offer any evidence that fraud occurred, "but Im confident that...
    Savannah Rychcik December 16, 2020 0 Comments President-elect Joe Biden is doubling down on his defense of his son, Hunter Biden, following an investigation into his son’s taxes. After he introduced former presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (D) as his secretary of transportation, a reporter asked Biden on Wednesday, “Are you confident your son Hunter did nothing wrong?” He replied, “I am confident.” Watch his remarks below: Joe Biden is asked if he is confident that his son Hunter did nothing wrong:"I am confident" pic.twitter.com/0Qh8DEwhts— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 16, 2020 Biden’s answer comes less than a week after a reporter asked the former vice president during an event in Wilmington, Delaware, “Did Hunter Biden commit a crime? Have you spoken to your son, Mr. President-Elect?” He said, “I’m proud of my son.” Hunter Biden revealed last week the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware is investigating his “tax affairs,” as...
    The Week Joe Biden still doesn’t get it In the same week a majority of Republican members of Congress joined President Trump’s efforts to overturn the presidential election, the incoming Biden administration announced a plan to create a position to find common ground with conservatives.Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond, who has been named a senior adviser and director of the Office of Public Engagement for the president-elect, shared the unbelievable news last week during the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council as reported by Bloomberg.”Right now I’m trying to set up the office and I’m actually looking at establishing a position that reaches out to conservatives — because it’s about moving forward,” Richmond said. “We cannot stay where we are.”Richmond added that he would work to “create a demand in the country to make politicians work across the aisle and to work together.”Hold your laughter for the apparent compromise: infrastructure. “The famous...
    Senate Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Sen. Gary Peters absolutely torched his committee’s hearing “examining irregularities” in the 2020 election, calling it a “platform for conspiracy theories and lies. Sen. Peters began his opening remarks at Wednesday’s hearing by saying ” if we have learned anything over the past few years it’s that we cannot take our democracy for granted,” and that our country has long “demonstrated that the will of people is above any one individual, and when voters choose their new leaders, power can be transferred peacefully.” “The president and many of his supporters are unfortunately continuing their efforts to undermine the will of the people, disenfranchise voters, and sow the seeds of mistrust and discontent to further their partisan desire for power,” he continued. “Whether intended or not, this hearing gives a platform to conspiracy theories and lies. And it’s a destructive exercise that has no...
    Sen. Ron Johnson, a steadfast ally of President Trump, said he regrets the bitter nature of many hearings under his chairmanship. The statement adds to Johnson's change in tone following the Electoral College vote in favor of making Joe Biden the next president and increased Republican acceptance of Biden as president-elect. The Wisconsin senator is in the final month of being chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, as he is limited by Republican chairmanship rules. On Wednesday, during his last committee hearing as chairman, Johnson reflected on his term. "Some of these investigations have grown to be a little rancorous," Johnson said. "I regret that." Johnson's controversial investigations included one into the business dealings of Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, and one into how the FBI conducted its Crossfire Hurricane investigation into Russian interference in the election and how it...
    DONALD Trump has lashed out at a senior Republican figure for "giving up too soon" after he congratulated Joe Biden on his win. Since Biden's victory, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had kept quiet while Trump relentlessly attempted to reverse the result - claiming the presidential election was marred by fraud. 3Donald Trump says 'people are angry' after Mitch McConnell congratulated Joe Biden on his winCredit: Reuters 3Mitch McConnell broke his silence of Biden's victory on TuesdayCredit: Alamy Live News But on Tuesday, he broke his silence on the Democrat's win - having previously refused to contradict Trump's declarations that he was the rightful winner of the election. McConnell made his remarks on the Senate floor, a day after the Electoral College formally affirmed Biden’s victory. "Many of us hoped that the presidential election would yield a different result, but our system of government has processes to determine who will...
    WASHINGTON -- More than a month after the election, top Republicans finally acknowledged Joe Biden as the next U.S. president, a collapse in GOP resistance to the millions of voters who decisively chose the Democrat. Foreign leaders joined the parade, too, including Russia's Vladimir Putin.Speaking on Tuesday from the floor of the U.S. Senate where Biden spent 36 years of his career, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated his former colleague as president-elect. The two men spoke later in the day.EMBED More News Videos Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on Tuesday, Dec. 15, calling him the president-elect and saying the Electoral College "has spoken." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, meanwhile, was to meet with his likely successor in the new administration, Antony Blinken. And GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, one of President Donald Trump's closest allies, said he'd spoken with some of Biden's Cabinet picks.A...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump finally addressed Mitch McConnell’s congratulations of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris winning the 2020 election in a public speech on the Senate floor. In any normal election year, the recognition of the Electoral College winner (which became official on Monday of this week) would be the pedestrian sort of news item barely getting mentioned. But in 2020, when the outgoing president not only refuses to concede defeat but also continually promotes fake and evidence-free conspiracies that he only lost because of some cheating? Yeah, well, then it’s newsworthy. After McConnell effectively declared his newly elected political rival to have won the White House, the Republican Senate Majority Leader caught hell from leading voices of the MAGApublican media set, as well as many on Twitter who mocked him by getting beat by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the delayed congratulations. The White...
    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said today he was happy that 'lawless terrorist' Donald Trump was leaving the White House. 'We are not overjoyed about Mr. Biden's arrival, but we are happy about Trump leaving,' Rouhani said in a televised speech to the cabinet, adding the Republican was 'the most lawless U.S. president' and a 'terrorist.' It comes after Trump was last month 'talked out of' launching strikes on Iran after a UN report showed a massive increase in its nuclear stockpiles.  Trump also ordered the assassination of Iran's top ranking general at the start of this year, Qassem Soleimani, who marshalled terror factions to further Tehran's ambitions throughout the Middle East.   Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaking during a press conference in Tehran, Iran, 14 December 2020 US President Donald Trump waits to address the United Nations General Assembly at its headquarters in New York, United States, Tuesday, September...
    Joe Biden stumped in Georgia on Tuesday ahead of two crucial Senate runoff elections which will decide if he governs with control of both houses of Congress or will have to do battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). A day after being named president-elect with the 306-232 vote of the Electoral College, Biden threw his weight behind Democratic Senate candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff and condemned President Trump for trying to overturn his win there. “I think all of you just taught Donald Trump a lesson in this election. Georgia wasn’t going to be bullied. Georgia wasn’t going to be silenced,” Biden told a crowd at a drive-in rally in Atlanta. Biden narrowly won Georgia by 11,779 ballots thanks to support from young black voters in urban areas like Atlanta — turning the Peach State blue for the first time since Bill Clinton’s victory there in...
              President-elect Joe Biden spoke at a car rally in Georgia on Tuesday in support of Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Biden’s message focused on how the nation would achieve progress and unity through Warnock and Ossoff, and how the nation would continue to fail under incumbent Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. The lineup of opening statements included failed gubernatorial candidate and Democratic activist Stacey Abrams; Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; and Congresswoman-elect Nekima Williams. Both Warnock and Ossoff also took the stage before Biden. In his opening remarks, Biden commended Abrams at length for her work to increase voter turnout in Georgia. He also thanked those in attendance. “Let me start with two simple words: thank you. Thank you for turning out in record numbers for the election. Thank you for putting the faith in me and Vice President-elect Harris,”...
    Fox News’ Sean Hannity raised questions Tuesday night about how Joe Biden could have won the election when not a lot of people showed up at his Georgia rally. Hannity told viewers in the days after November 3rd that they should not trust the results of the election. In the weeks since he’s continued casting doubt on the results and speaking with Kayleigh McEnany on his show almost every night since the election, even as the Trump team’s claims in court have been rejected time after time. The official results were certified, Republican officials in states like Georgia defended the system after attacks by Trump and his allies, and the Electoral College voted to affirm Biden’s win yesterday. Hannity opened his show Tuesday bringing up how Biden — whom he referred to as “the very frail weak cognitively struggling Joe Biden” — did not get a huge crowd in...
    Former Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour said on Monday she plans to canvass in Georgia on behalf of Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff for the Jan. 5 runoff election. Appearing on a virtual “vote-a-thon” hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Sarsour told Georgians she “would probably be coming to a door near you.” Activist Linda Sarsour at Foley Square, New York.  (LightRocket via Getty Images) “You, the Muslim community in Georgia, by yourselves can literally swing this entire election and send two Democrats to the U.S. Senate, which makes [Vice President-elect] Kamala Harris the deciding voter,” Sarsour said at the event, which was attended by Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. Sarsour said that by voting for Warnock and Ossoff, Georgia’s Muslim community “can actually alleviate harm and suffering on millions of...
    Sorry to interrupt you while you’re getting the vaccine Democrats said would never come, but Monday night Joe Biden ripped into President Trump. Biden said: “Thankfully, a unanimous Supreme Court immediately and completely rejected this effort. The court sent a clear signal to President Trump that they would be no part of an unprecedented assault on our democracy.” Unprecedented? That's rich. After the four-year-long assault on all of us by Democrats, the media and Joe. REPUBLICANS BACKING TRUMP FRAUD CLAIMS EVEN AS BIDEN WINS ELECTORAL COLLEGE  All beginning with a simple lie that’s amplified. "Russia collusion,” for one.More from Opinion Gutfeld on Democrats delaying COVID relief to win an election Gutfeld on the expanding Hunter Biden investigation Gutfeld on the mall Santa refusing the request for a Nerf gun Then the “fine people” hoax, which Joe used to brand Trump and his supporters as racist. That hate-filled lie excused everything from...
    Bradley Cortright December 15, 2020 0 Comments Vice President-elect Kamala Harris says she applauds Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for publicly acknowledging the outcome of the presidential election and speaking to President-elect Joe Biden. But, she wishes he had done so earlier. In her first solo-interview since the election, Harris told ABC’s Robin Roberts, “I think it’s critically important that the leaders of our government, especially those who are elected to the highest officesm that we dedicate ourselves to a peaceful transition of power, and to an adherence to, and a respect for, the Constitution of the United States and our electoral system.” “We literally take an oath, each one of us, when we take these offices to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. And so, I applaud Mitch McConnell for talking to Joe Biden today.” Still, she said, “It would have been better if it were earlier, but...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- As we get closer to Inauguration Day, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Tuesday, Dec. 15Joe Biden heading to Georgia to campaign for Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock ahead of Senate runoffs Republicans eager to cement GOP control of the U.S. Senate have branded Georgia's Democratic candidates as puppets who would ensure a leftist takeover of the federal government if Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler aren't reelected. Democrats believe they have a helpful counter to the exaggerated attacks on Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock: President-elect Joe Biden, fresh off the Electoral College confirming his victory.The first Democratic presidential candidate to win...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said Tuesday she “applauds” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for finally speaking with Joe Biden after acknowledging publicly for the first time he’s the President-elect. In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, Harris said, “I think it’s critically important. I applaud Mitch McConnell for talking to Joe Biden today.” EXCLUSIVE: Vice Pres.-elect Kamala Harris applauds Senate Majority Leader McConnell for accepting election results, telling @RobinRoberts, “It would’ve been better if it were earlier, but it happened…that’s what’s most important.” MORE TOMORROW on @GMA. https://t.co/jZhtOyuCtz pic.twitter.com/Avr4JpyLlY — Good Morning America (@GMA) December 15, 2020 “It would’ve been better if it were earlier, but it happened, and that’s what’s most important,” she added. “Let’s more forward.” McConnell and several other Republican senators have acknowledged the election is over, even as the president himself and some of his allies refuse to accept reality. Have a...
    (CNN)A very important election threshold has now been crossed. On Monday, Joe Biden received a majority of votes in the Electoral College, formally making him the president-elect. The Electoral College is composed of real people — loyalists who are chosen by their political parties at their state conventions or by party committees. These are the individuals Americans cast their votes for in the November election. They are charged with translating the popular vote in the states into the electoral vote when they meet as part of the Electoral College approximately six weeks after the election. Robert AlexanderIn normal times, little attention is paid to their vote and their meeting is seen as a mere formality in the presidential selection process. However, these are not normal times and even though Biden has won the Electoral College with 306 votes, Donald Trump and his supporters have not conceded and continue to claim...
    President-elect Joe Biden campaigned Tuesday for Democrat Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Georgia. “It’s time to stand up, take back our democracy. Send me these two men and we will control the Senate and we will change the lives of the people in Georgia,” Biden said. If Ossoff and Warnock win, Democrats will have a 50 vote tie in the next Senate with Vice President-elect Kalama Harris available to break a tie. “I need two Senators from this state if I want to get something done, not two Senators who are going to get in the way,” Biden said. “Because look, getting nothing just hurts Georgia.” Biden campaigned with Warnock and Ossoff at a drive-in rally in Atlanta with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams. Supporters sat in their cars and honked their horns in reaction to Biden’s roughly 15 minute speech. Biden criticized Senate Republicans...
    President-elect Joe Biden pleaded with the people of Georgia to give him control of the Senate, which will happen if Democrats win both run-off races on January 5.  'I need two senators from this state who want to get something done, not two senators who are just going to get in the way,' Biden told a drive-in rally in Atlanta Tuesday.  Biden was campaigning for Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, who are running against incumbent Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, respectively.  If both Warnock and Ossoff win their races the Democrats will have 50 seats, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be available to cast tie-breaking votes in their favor.  Biden lashed out at Loeffler and Perdue for their part in the weeks-long saga dragging out the 2020 presidential election, as both GOP senators embraced a Texas-base lawsuit attempting to invalidate the votes in several...
    On Monday, The New York Times ran an editorial from columnist Michelle Goldberg in which she let out a big sigh of relief. Donald Trump, according to Goldberg, tried to overthrow the election and was basically a fascist, but he “failed to bend the state to his will” so writers on the left who have, for the last four years, warned that Trump might destroy the nation overplayed the threat. On Tuesday, the Times followed up with a column from Bret Stephens arguing that none of the things people worried about actually happened. Hey, we didn’t have a nuclear war with North Korea, the free press is still there—even if Trump has spent half his time demeaning their integrity and sowing distrust, and the Supreme Court didn’t actually overturn the outcome of the election so … no harm, no foul. The problem with both of these columns is not just that they underplay the...
    Photo via White House/FlickrWhile Republican leaders have begun accepting Joe Biden as the nation’s next President, Gov. Ron DeSantis declined to call him President-elect Tuesday. “It’s not for me to do,” the Governor said following the day’s Cabinet meeting. President Donald Trump has continued contesting the election in the courts and from the bully pulpit, but electors met Monday and officially affirmed Biden’s election win. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell broke his silence during a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, becoming the top Republican to accept the election results. “I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden,” McConnell said. But McConnell’s speech came as the Cabinet meeting was already underway. “I think a lot of the frustration for folks that supported the President was we were four years with people not accepting him,” DeSantis said. “I mean Hillary (Clinton,) the last week of the election, was saying (Vladimir) Putin stole it, and I just think that that’s left a lot of people really frustrated...
    Photo via Gov. DeSantis/TwitterA day after President Donald Trump lost the Electoral College vote,  Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested Tuesday that the exit of his close political ally from the White House could affect Florida on issues such as the coronavirus pandemic. “The president has been one hell of an ally for this state. I can tell you that,” DeSantis said after a state Cabinet meeting. “It’s funny, because these hospitals --- we’ve really supported them. If they needed something, we got it to them. I was like, ‘Well, I may not be a phone call away from getting everything done soon (after Trump leaves office).’ So, it’s unfortunate, I think, for Florida.” Florida’s 29 electors cast ballots Monday for Trump because he won the state in the Nov. 3 election, but Democratic President-elect Joe Biden won the national electoral vote. With Trump continuing to contest the results of...
    New York (CNN Business)Geraldo Rivera, a Fox News correspondent and longtime friend of Donald Trump, has a message for the president: "It's over."During a segment on "The Story With Martha McCullum," Fox News host Martha McCullum asked Rivera and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk to share their thoughts on President-elect Joe Biden's Tuesday night speech after the electoral college officially submitted their votes. "He is absolutely right. It's over," Rivera said, nodding to Biden's speech that focused on moving forward. He added that he wants President Donald Trump to "understand it is over."Kirk, who leads the right-wing college activism group, wasn't willing to concede that fact. In defense of Trump and his legal team's efforts to overturn the results of the election, Kirk said Trump supporters still have "very good questions" about the election results."There are still plenty of pending legal challenges," Kirk said. "There are hundreds." Read More"That's...
    President-Elect Joe Biden will select former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to be his transportation secretary, Politico reported Tuesday. Buttigieg will be the first former primary rival Biden has tapped to join his cabinet since winning the Nov. 3 election. The nomination will also be Biden’s first since the electoral college officially declared him the winner of the election on Monday, despite weeks of legal challenges from President Donald Trump and his campaign. NEWS: Joe Biden has selected Pete Buttigieg to serve as secretary of transportation, per people familiar. Story coming with @samjmintz — Tyler Pager (@tylerpager) December 15, 2020 Buttigieg, a former Indiana mayor who burst into the upper echelons of the Democratic Party with his 2020 presidential run, was also reportedly being considered for U.S. ambassador to China. Buttigeig has served overseas with the U.S. military in Afghanistan and studied at both Harvard and Oxford universities. (RELATED:...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday formally recognized Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president-elect and vice president-elect following Monday’s electoral votes. “Our country has officially a president-elect and a vice president-elect,” McConnell said. This marks the first time the Senate majority leader has used the title to refer to the former vice president, though critics note the establishment media prematurely gave Biden the title, as he did not officially become president-elect until Monday following the electoral votes across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since the election, which President Trump and his allies continue to challenge, McConnell has offered few words on the president’s legal challenges but has tacitly offered his support. Days after the election, McConnell stated any “illegally submitted” ballots “must not” be counted. “All sides must get to observe the process,” he said that week, adding the courts “are here to apply the laws & resolve...
    Bradley Cortright December 15, 2020 0 Comments President-elect Joe Biden says he spoke to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after the Republican leader publicly congratulated him on his electoral victory.  Biden told reporters on Tuesday that he had a “good call” with the Republican leader. “I called to thank him for the congratulations, told him although we disagree on a lot of things, there’s things we can work together on,” he added.  He also said the two men “agreed we’d get together sooner than later,” and that he is “looking forward to working with him.” Watch the video below: President-elect Joe Biden: "I had a good conversation with Mitch McConnell today. I called him to thank him for the congratulations. Told him that although we disagree on a lot of things, theres things we can work together on." pic.twitter.com/fDrlvCnEoU— The Hill (@thehill) December 15, 2020 In the days since the presidential...
    Rasmussen, one of the few remaining credible pollsters worth taking seriously, found that “52% of Likely U.S. Voters think many news organizations ignored the Hunter Biden story to help his father’s presidential campaign.” Get this… only 32 percent disagree, or said the media ignored the story because it was “a partisan hit job.” In other words, ignored it for a legitimate reason. As far as Democrats, a whole 32 percent of Democrats believe the media covered up a legitimate story to help Biden. Non-affiliated, or “other,” totaled 46 percent. Seventeen percent had no opinion or didn’t know. In worse news for His Fraudulency, who we’re now required to refer to as “President-Elect Joe Biden,” a whopping 56 percent “believe it is likely Joe Biden was consulted about and perhaps profited from his son’s overseas business deals including at least one involving a company in mainland China.” Wow. Fifty-six percent believe...
    Bradley Cortright December 15, 2020 0 Comments Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging his Republican colleagues and President Donald Trump to follow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) example and acknowledge the results of the presidential election now that the Electoral College has voted. “As the Republican leader rightly acknowledged a few moments ago, Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States, and our colleague Kamala Harris will be the next vice president of the United States,” Schumer said during a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday.  He continued, “And for the sake of the country, President Trump should take his cue from Leader McConnell that it’s time to end his term with a modicum of grace and dignity — qualities that his predecessors took great pains to display during our grand tradition of a peaceful transfer of power.” “Enough is enough. Our Republican colleagues — for the sake of the...
    President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenHogan on Republicans who won't accept election result: 'They are out of runway' Biden rips Trump's refusal to concede after Electoral College vote Senate GOP warns Biden against picking Sally Yates as attorney general MORE and Jill Biden are heading to late-night TV for their first interview together since the former VP won the White House race last month. The couple will appear Thursday on "The Late Show" in a joint interview with Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Vaccinations begin in the US Colbert compares Trump to herpes: We might still see 'blossomings of him' Obama says Dolly Parton not getting medal of freedom was 'screwup': 'I'll call Biden' MORE, CBS announced Tuesday. The timing of the scheduled Colbert chat with the Bidens could prove to be a coup for the late-night TV show. The future first lady, a community college teacher who earned a...
    President-Elect Joe Biden has come down with “a bit of a cold,” he announced late Monday after coughing through parts of a speech regarding the Electoral College. Biden spoke after the college voted to officially certify him as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, putting an end to weeks of election challenges from President Donald Trump and his campaign. Biden coughed and cleared his throat repeatedly, and his voice was raspy throughout the speech. Biden confirmed on a  call after the speech that he had come down with a cold, but not coronavirus, according to the New York Post. President-elect Joe Biden addressed the country Monday night after the electoral college affirmed his victory. Biden said, “I will be a president for all Americans.” pic.twitter.com/iWOjXkQNb6 — WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) December 15, 2020 Like Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris receive...
    JOE Biden has finally been congratulated by Mitch McConnell for beating Donald Trump and being president-elect. The Kentucky Republican broke his silence on the Democrat's November win after weeks. 3McConnell finally congratulated BidenCredit: Reuters Since Biden's projected win, McConnell and other GOP leaders refused to contradict President Trump's declarations that he was the victor in an election marred by fraud. McConnell made his remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday, a day after the Electoral College formally affirmed Biden’s victory. "Many of us hoped that the presidential election would yield a different result, but our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in on January 20," McConnell said. "The Electoral College has spoken. So today, I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden." 3He made the comments on Tuesday morningCredit: Reuters He also went on to congratulate vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, but did not use her...
    Loading the player... Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday congratulated Joe Biden on winning the U.S. presidential election after weeks of holding out. Putin’s message to Biden came a day after the Electoral College confirmed Biden as the nation’s next president, ratifying his November victory in an authoritative state-by-state repudiation of President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede that he had lost. Read More: McConnell congratulates Joe Biden as president-elect The Kremlin had said earlier that the Russian president would hold off on congratulating Biden until the winner was officially confirmed. “We are just waiting for the end of the internal political confrontation,” Putin said last month, referring to numerous Republican challenges to the vote count. In this March 10, 2011, file photo, Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File) In his message,...
    More On: joe biden Biden to rally for Democratic Senate candidates in Georgia Fauci says Biden, Harris and Trump should get COVID vaccine ASAP Biden blames a cold for persistent cough through Monday night speech Putin congratulates Biden on election victory Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his victory following the Electoral College’s vote on Monday. “The Electoral College has spoken. So today I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “I also want to congratulate the Vice President-elect, our colleague from California, Senator Harris, beyond our differences, all Americans can take pride that our nation has a female vice president-elect for the very first time.” President Trump has not conceded the election and many Republicans have avoided saying if he or Biden won. On Monday, Biden, as expected, took 306 electors to Trump’s 232. The results will...
    Loading the player... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on Tuesday, calling him the president-elect and saying the Electoral College “has spoken.” The Republican leader’s statement delivered in a speech on the Senate floor ends weeks of silence over President Donald Trump’s defeat. It comes after electors met Monday and affirmed Biden’s election win. “Many of us had hoped the presidential election would yield a different result,” McConnell said. “But our system of government has the processes to determine who will be sworn in on Jan. 20. The Electoral College has spoken.” Read More: Georgia Supreme Court rejects latest Trump election appeal McConnell prefaced his remarks with praise for Trump’s four years in office, saying Trump and Vice President Mike Pence “deserve our thanks.” THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. For the first time, a groundswell of leading Republicans said Monday...
    Mikhail KlimentyevTASS via Getty; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Vladimir Putin (L); Joe Biden Vladimir Putin is extending his congratulations to former Vice President Joe Biden after the Electoral College officially voted for him to be the next president of the United States on Monday. A statement from the Kremlin published on Tuesday noted that the Russian president, 68, “wished the president-elect every success” going forward in his new role. According to the release, Putin also “expressed confidence that Russia and the United States, which bear special responsibility for global security and stability, can, despite their differences, effectively contribute to solving many problems and meeting challenges that the world is facing today.” “The President of Russia noted that with this in mind, Russian-American cooperation, based on the principles of equality and mutual respect, would meet the interests of both nations and the entire international community,” the statement went on. Giving a direct quote...
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on Tuesday, calling him the president-elect and saying the Electoral College "has spoken."The Republican leader's statement delivered in a speech on the Senate floor ends weeks of silence over President Donald Trump's defeat. It comes after electors met Monday and affirmed Biden's election win."Many of us had hoped the presidential election would yield a different result," McConnell said. "But our system of government has the processes to determine who will be sworn in on Jan. 20. The Electoral College has spoken."McConnell prefaced his remarks with praise for Trump's four years in office, saying Trump and Vice President Mike Pence "deserve our thanks."THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story follows below.For the first time, a groundswell of leading Republicans said Monday that Democrat Joe Biden is the winner of the presidential election, essentially abandoning President Donald Trump's assault...
    FORMER Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka has called departing Attorney General Bill Barr a "coward" in a blistering TV interview. Speaking on Newsmax, Gorka said Barr failed the administration because he did not reveal the existence of federal tax investigations into Hunter Biden before the election. 8Sebastian Gorka on Newsmax "This man is a coward," Gorka said. "(He) promised us so much and delivered nothing. "Good riddance." Gorka's comments come after the Wall Street Journal this week revealed that Barr reportedly went further than previously known to keep the investigations under wraps. Barr and senior Justice Department officials specifically asked prosecutors if their staff members could be trusted and warned them against issuing subpoenas or taking other public investigative steps before the election. 8Joe Biden (R) points to some faces in the crowd with his son Hunter as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue following the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect for the first time on Tuesday. The Kentucky Republican also acknowledged Sen. Kamala Harris as vice president-elect during a Senate floor speech one day after the Electoral College certified his victory. "Six weeks ago the — Americans voted in this year’s general election. The legal and constitutional processes have continued to play out since then," he said. "Yesterday electors met in all 50 states, so as of this morning our country has officially a president-elect and a vice president-elect. Many millions of us hoped that the presidential election would yield a different result, but our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in on January 20." "The Electoral College has spoken. So today I want to congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden," McConnell added. "The president-elect is no stranger to the Senate. He’s devoted himself to public...