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    Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images An embittered Donald Trump has used his first post-presidential speech to propagate the lie of a “rigged” election in 2020 and hint that he might try to beat Democrats “for a third time” in 2024. Grasping for continued relevance, Trump returned to his political comfort zone by fearmongering about immigrants and unleashing angry tirades against Joe Biden, his Republican critics and the media. Related: Republicans push ‘blue-collar comeback’ – but is the party a true friend of the worker? The twice-impeached former president, greeted by wild cheers at the biggest annual gathering of grassroots conservatives in Orlando, Florida, falsely asserted: “Illegal aliens and dead people are voting, and many other horrible things are happening that are too voluminous to even mention, but people know. “I mean, it’s being studied and the level of dishonesty is not to be believed. We have a very sick and corrupt...
    Aidan McLaughlin ORLANDO — Donald Trump! More than half a dozen 2024 hopefuls have spoken to a horde of Republican super-fans gathered at the Hyatt Regency for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Star speakers, from Ron DeSantis to Kristi Noem, were met with rapturous receptions. One speaker remains: the former president. He’s set to address the crowd, in his first speech since crashing out of office, moments after CPAC announced him as the winner of its annual straw poll revealing attendees’s preferred candidate for the 2024 presidential election. If the 2024 primary were held today, Trump would be the preferred nominee of 55% of attendees. Ron DeSantis, hero to lockdown critics, came second to Trump, with 22%. Noem led the rest of the candidates, all with less than 5%. That might not come as a surprise, given CPAC’s reputation as a Trump love-fest. Most attendees that Mediaite spoke to...
    A conference on the future of the Conservative movement in the United States became an ode to Donald Trump, with speakers declaring their allegiance and attendees posing for photographs next to a gilded statue of the former president. Miami World / apnews As the Republican Party is torn between deep divisions over the extent to which it should accept Trump after losing the White House and both houses of Congress, those gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) declared that They are unwilling to leave behind the former president and his unfounded accusations that the November election was rigged. “Donald J. Trump is not going anywhere,” said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, one of several hopefuls for the presidential nomination in 2024 who spoke at the event, which is held this year in Orlando, Florida, to avoid restrictions. of the pandemic. On Sunday Trump will deliver his first post-presidential speech...
    Map showing the last time a Democratic presidential candidate won each county. With the 2020 election finally in the history books, you’ve probably already seen your fair share of county-level maps, whether it’s just the standard red/blue map of results or maps of each county’s swing from 2016. We’re offering a totally different perspective: a map showing the last time each county was won in a presidential election by a Democratic candidate, and a corresponding map showing the same thing except for Republican victories. This subtle approach gives you a broad sense of the historical trends in different parts of the nation. In addition to, of course, the places where Democrats are currently strong, you can see the medium-colored places that we’re talking about when we discuss “ancestrally” or “historically Democratic” regions—places like the rural Upper Midwest, where Democrats regularly won until recently, or like most of Appalachia, where Democrats won until...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided House on full display Haley isolated after Trump fallout Trump to reemerge on political scene at CPAC MORE rallied a crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to fight the “failed Republican establishment,” highlighting the ongoing battle over the direction of the GOP in the wake of former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDonald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE’s electoral defeat.  In opening remarks on the second day of CPAC, DeSantis cast himself as an acolyte of Trump and his brand of conservative populism, echoing the former president’s attacks on “open borders,”  foreign labor and “military adventurism.” In doing so, DeSantis previewed a fight to prevent the resurgence of the so-called establishment Republicans,...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Said Thursday that he would vote « absolutely » for former President Donald Trump if he became the 2024 Republican presidential nominee. “A lot will happen between now and the 24th. I have at least four members who I think are planning to run for president, plus some governors or others. It should be an open race, ”McConnell said during an appearance on Fox News. “The party’s nominee? Absolutely! » McConnell said when asked by Bret Baier of Fox News if he would back Trump if he wins the Republican nomination in 2024. Trump has yet to officially raise the possibility of a presidential race in 2024. However, he is expected to lay out his vision for the United States and give his assessment of the policies of the Biden administration during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference ( CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday,...
    The annual Conservative Political Action Conference  (CPAC) is slated to run through Sunday and a number of high-profile conservatives will take the stage to share conservative ideas with the crowd.  Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, James Lankford, R-Okla, Ted Cruz R-Texas, and Rick Scott R-Fla. are among the many speakers on Friday. Others include Florida Gov. Ron Desantis, former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and Donald Trump Jr. FAST FACTS The White House is "certainly not" worried about anticipated criticisms from former President Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this weekend, according to press secretary Jen Psaki.  CPAC 2021 will take place in Orlando, Florida. The event is seen as prelude to how the Republican presidential primary field may shape up. CPAC 2021 will take place in Orlando, Florida. The event is seen as prelude to how the Republican presidential primary field may shape up. Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak on...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) said Thursday on Fox News Channel that he would absolutely support former President Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2024. McConnell said, “Well, there is a lot to happen between now and twenty-four. I’ve got at least four members that I think are planning on running for president, plus some governors and others. There is no incumbent. Should be a wide-open raise and fun for you all to cover.” Anchor Bret Baier said, “If the president was the party’s nominee would you support him?” McConnell said, “The nominee of the party? Absolutely.” McConnell says he would support Trump if he was the Republican nominee pic.twitter.com/l0hRgpcmM8 — Acyn (@Acyn) February 25, 2021 Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
    (CNN)Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he would "absolutely" support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, a notable commitment following his recent blistering critiques of the former President. While McConnell maintained that the 2024 presidential election cycle would be a "wide-open race," when pressed by Fox News' Bret Baier about supporting Trump if he captured the Republican nomination, McConnell offered, "The nominee of the party? Absolutely."The Kentucky Republican's comments come just weeks after he delivered a pointed rebuke of Trump on the Senate floor for fomenting the deadly US Capitol insurrection. Though McConnell voted to acquit Trump anyway, he called the former President's actions that preceded the riot "a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty.""Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day," McConnell said as he suggested that the former President could be subject to criminal prosecution.In response,...
    Madison Summers February 25, 2021 0 Comments Just over a month since President Joe Biden took office and talks have begun about the 2024 presidential and 2022 congressional elections. Mike Pompeo, the former U.S. Secretary of State under the Trump administration, is being viewed as a potential contender in the 2024 presidential election, according to Axios. The news site reports that Pompeo is “widely considered a potential 2024 presidential contender,” as he is working to keep his name in the headlines. Pompeo is expected to deliver a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday. His speech is titled, “How the Bill of Rights Inspires Us at Home and Across the World.” Additionally, the former secretary of state is helping to fundraise for House Republicans for the 2022 congressional elections, Axios reports. The National Republican Congressional Committee sent out a fundraising text in February that read, “It’s...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Cindy McCain, widow of the late Sen. John McCain, will have a memoir out this spring. Forum, a Penguin Random House imprint, announced Tuesday that McCain's "Stronger: Courage, Hope, and Humor In My Life With John McCain" will be released April 27. Forum is calling the book an "intimate memoir" in which McCain will reflect on her 38-year marriage to the Arizona Republican, who died in 2018. MEGHAN MCCAIN TORCHES CHRIS CUOMO  "Being married to John for 38 years was an adventure," Cindy McCain said in a statement. "Because of what I learned from him about honor and courage, I know how to use my voice to stand up for what I believe is best for me, my family, and America. Writing ‘Stronger’ at this time was important to me, and I’m excited to share the full story of our life together." CLICK HERE TO GET...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Cindy McCain, widow of Sen. John McCain, will have a memoir out this spring. Forum, a Penguin Random House imprint, announced Tuesday that McCain's “Stronger: Courage, Hope, and Humor In My Life With John McCain” will be released April 27. Forum is calling the book an “intimate memoir” in which McCain will reflect on her 38-year marriage to the Arizona Republican, who died in 2018. “Being married to John for 38 years was an adventure,” Cindy McCain said in a statement. “Because of what I learned from him about honor and courage, I know how to use my voice to stand up for what I believe is best for me, my family, and America. Writing ‘Stronger’ at this time was important to me, and I’m excited to share the full story of our life together.” Cindy McCain made news in 2020 when she endorsed Democratic presidential...
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is beating Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott in a hypothetical 2024 primary match-up, according to a new poll conducted by veteran Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio. Politico first reported: In a hypothetical three-way primary for president, DeSantis gets 64 percent support compared to 12 percent for Rubio and 10 percent for Scott, according to Fabrizio’s survey, which was conducted last week for a private client and shared with POLITICO. That 52-point lead over Rubio represents a massive increase since July — the last time Fabrizio polled a matchup between the three and found DeSantis ahead by just 11 points over Rubio. […] Fabrizio’s survey of 304 Republicans had a margin of error of +/-5.6 percent. Speaking to Politico, Fabrizio said DeSantis’s survey figures are a positive sign for the rising GOP star if he chooses to seek the White House in three years. “In order to run for...
    The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● Pres-by-CD: Our project to calculate the 2020 presidential results for all 435 House seats nationwide concludes, appropriately enough, with Pennsylvania, the state whose electoral votes sealed Joe Biden's victory four days after Election Day. You can find our detailed calculations here, a large-size map of the results here, and our permanent, bookmarkable link for all districts here. You can also find a traditional geographic map version here of the cartogram at the top of this post that shows the presidential election result margin in every district nationally. With figures from the Keystone State in hand, we now know that Biden carried 224 congressional districts while Donald Trump prevailed in 211....
    President Biden visited Bob Dole days after the former Republican presidential candidate and longtime U.S. senator announced a late-stage cancer diagnosis. "The President is visiting his close friend, Sen. Bob Dole," the White House said in a statement after Biden made an unannounced stop at the Watergate Hotel on Saturday, where Dole lives. A Republican from Kansas and World War II veteran, Dole said on Thursday that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. “My first treatment will begin on Monday. While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own,” Dole said in a statement. Biden's late son, Beau, died from cancer in 2015, and defeating the disease became a focus for the then-vice president during the Obama administration. He announced Friday that the United States would "end cancer as we know...
    Loading the player... Bob Dole, a former longtime senator and the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, announced Thursday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Dole, 97, said in a short statement that he was diagnosed recently and would begin treatment on Monday. Read More: Rain Pryor reveals double mastectomy procedure amid cancer battle “While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own,” Dole said. Dole, a native of Russell, Kansas, represented the state in Congress for almost 36 years before resigning from the Senate in 1996 to challenge Democratic President Bill Clinton. Dole had unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination in 1980 and 1988, and he was President Gerald Ford’s vice presidential running mate in 1976, when Ford lost to Democrat Jimmy Carter. In this July 18, 2016 file photo, political icon...
    Former US Senator Bob Dole salutes before the flag-draped coffin of former US President George H. W. Bush at the US Capitol rotunda December 4, 2018 in Washington, DC.Alex Edleman | AFP | Getty Images Bob Dole, a former U.S. senator and Republican presidential candidate, announced Thursday that he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. "Recently, I was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. My first treatment will begin on Monday. While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who face significant health challenges of their own," Dole said in a statement. Dole, 97, served as a U.S. senator from Kansas for nearly 30 years. The Kansan senator was also Gerald Ford's vice presidential nominee in his 1976 campaign, and shortly after tested the waters in the Republican presidential primaries in 1980. In 1996, Dole secured the GOP nomination for...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has emerged as an early contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 amid his leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. After being criticized, even called for "DeathSantis" for his resistance to restrictive measures during the pandemics early days, DeSantis has received credit for helping to keep businesses open while also reducing COVID-19 numbers and administering vaccines. The governors position has strengthened among Republicans heading into his 2022 reelection, with increasing national conservative talk about a presidential bid, per Politico. "Ron DeSantis is having a moment with conservatives," said Josh Holmes, a top adviser to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. "Part of this is liberals tried to cast this in the yin-and-yang comparison with [New York Democrat Gov. Andrew] Cuomo. Its policy and its partly stylistic, the way he handles the news media and his blue-collar appeal." DeSantis has battled with both reporters and President Joe Bidens administration to win over supporters of...
    Former President Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., and members of his administration dominate Republican support for 2024, according to a poll released Tuesday. The Morning Consult/Politico poll shows Trump holds a 53 percent lead among other potential candidates, even after Democrats failed to impeach him for the second time. Vice President Mike Pence gets 12 percent support, Donald Trump Jr. gets six percent and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gets two percent. Altogether, Trump, his son, and his political allies earn 73 percent of the Republican support, demonstrating the party still clearly prefers Trump’s agenda despite the president losing to President Joe Biden in 2020. Trump’s support from Republicans has jumped back 12 points after a poll in January showed him down to 42 percent support after the Capitol Hill riots. The more Trump protest wing of the party remains in the single digits. Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki...
    Loading the player... Conservative commentator and author Candace Owens said via social media that she’s “thinking” of running for president. As reported by Fox News, Owens tweeted over the weekend that she was considering a presidential run although she wouldn’t be eligible until 2024 when she would be 35. I love America. Thinking about running for President. ????????— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 6, 2021 The Stamford, Connecticut native was a Democrat prior to 2017 when she changed parties to support President Donald Trump. That support dovetailed with her rise to prominence as a conservative activist, author, and commentator whose most frequent platform is Fox News. Read More: Trump falsely claimed election was ‘rigged’ or ‘stolen’ over 100 times: report It could be a high bar for Owens, who is viewed in the Black community as a pariah, given that the causes and people that she supports seem...
    The Republican Party chairs in the first four states that hold contests in the GOP presidential nominating calendar -- Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada -- are teaming up to protect their cherished status. "We’re going to be working collaboratively together to protect the current status quo as far as 2024 is concerned," New Hampshire Republican Party Chair Steve Stepanek told Fox News on Friday. The move comes with the 2020 presidential election fading into the rearview mirror and the very early steps in the 2024 White House race already underway. PENCE, A POTENTIAL 2024 PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER, TO BE 'VERY ACTIVE' ON 2022 CAMPAIGN TRAIL New Hampshire has held the first presidential primary in the race for the White House for a century. A sign highlighting the state's cherished primary status stands outside the state capitol in Concord, N.H. Pointing to the well-known "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" by Grover Norquist of Americans...
    After staying out of the political spotlight the past two weeks, former Vice President Mike Pence is making a measured comeback. Pence grabbed headlines Thursday when he announced that he is joining the Heritage Foundation as a distinguished fellow, and again on Friday with the announcement that he is entering into a partnership with the conservative Young America’s Foundation. The Heritage Foundation is one of the oldest and most influential think tanks in the conservative spectrum. A day earlier, the former vice president launched a transition office. PENCE JOINING HERITAGE FOUNDATION, A TOP CONSERVATIVE THINK TANK The moves come ahead of what are expected to be more announcements in the coming days on affiliations with other well-known conservative organizations and the likely setting up, in the next couple of weeks, of a nonprofit organization that would allow Pence to raise money for conservative causes. The announcements by Pence – a likely contender for the...
    Our project to calculate the 2020 presidential results for all 435 congressional districts nationwide takes the turnpike through New Jersey, which is home to a number of competitive House seats. You can find our detailed calculations here, a large-size map of the results here, and our permanent, bookmarkable link for all 435 districts here. Joe Biden’s 57-41 victory in the Garden State was only slightly larger than Hillary Clinton’s 55-41 performance in 2016, an improvement due in part to the decline in third-party voting, but there were plenty of big changes below the surface. Biden captured nine of the state’s 12 House seats, which was two more than Clinton took last time, while Donald Trump held on to the remaining three seats. All of the Biden districts are controlled by Democrats, while Republican representatives prevailed in two of the trio of Trump seats. We’ll start with a look at the...
    President TrumpDonald TrumpKelli Ward rejects request for Arizona GOP race audit Gun sales on the rise amid pandemic uncertainty, Biden's vow for gun reform Top Trump impeachment lawyer Bowers leaves team: reports MORE’s unprecedented efforts to undermine the clear and conclusive results of the presidential election have provoked a startling reaction in his followers — from the angry mob that attacked the Capitol to senior state legislators across the nation. Days after Trump left office, state Republicans have introduced a series of measures that would give legislators the power to overturn the will of voters, both in the 2020 presidential contest and in future elections. Some of the bills target the 2020 presidential election. In Pennsylvania, state Sen. Cris Dush (R) introduced a resolution declaring his state’s presidential election unlawful and void, and the results invalid. Dush’s legislation would have revoked the certification of presidential electors pledged to President Biden...
            by Catherine Smith  Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is far more popular with Democrats and unaffiliated voters than he is in his own party, The Daily Caller reports. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee has an impressive 84 percent approval rating among Utah Democrats, while only a third of GOP voters approve of what he is doing. For years Romney has had a tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump. The two were feuding long before Trump became president and Romney entered the Senate. However Trump endorsed Romney in his 2012 presidential campaign, calling him “tough” and “smart.” Recently, Romney was among the most vocal members of his party in rejecting Trump’s claims of election fraud, calling his Republican colleagues’ plan to challenge the 2020 presidential election an egregious ploy. He was also one of the first GOP senators to acknowledge Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election. Romney...
    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielDemocrats formally elect Harrison as new DNC chair GOP in bind over Trump as corporate donations freeze The Memo: Democrats scorn GOP warnings on impeachment MORE said on Wednesday that the national GOP will stay neutral in its next presidential primary, even if former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' MORE decides to make another run for the White House. “The party has to stay neutral. I’m not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024,” McDaniel told The Associated Press in an interview. “That’s going to be up to those candidates going forward. What I really do want to see him do, though, is help us win back majorities in 2022.” It’s not unusual for...
    Old acquaintances of Sen. Josh Hawley, a rising firebrand from the Trump era, claim the Missouri Republican is not the man they once knew. Andrea Randle carpooled with Hawley when they both attended Lexington Middle School and recalls the now-41-year-old as being very sociable. One of the three black students in her grade at the time, Randle said she wrote to Hawley about her concerns after George Floyd, a black man, died in Minneapolis police custody over the summer. Though she never received a reply, Randle said she was surprised by Hawley's public comments saying Floyd's death was not the result of systemic racism. “He’s not who he was,” Randle told the Kansas City Star. After graduating from Rockhurst High School, an all-boys Catholic preparatory school in Kansas City in 1998, Hawley attended Stanford University, followed by Yale Law School. Hawley later clerked for Chief Justice John Roberts. Hawley now...
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio said Monday he won’t seek reelection and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades. Portman’s announcement comes the same day the Senate is receiving the House impeachment article against former Republican President Donald Trump. While some Republican senators have criticized going ahead with the trial next month with Trump out of office, Portman said last week he would listen to both sides before making a decision on how to vote. Portman, who turned 65 last month, is among establishment Republicans who clearly struggled with supporting Trump. Once dubbed “The Loyal Soldier” in a front-page profile story in his hometown Cincinnati Enquirer, Portman usually supported Trump in carefully worded statements. After Trump called the presidential election rigged, Portman said Trump had a right to a probe of any irregularities. But in the immediate aftermath of the...
    Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty As a debate rages within the Republican party about how best to handle the looming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, noted presidential historian Michael Beschloss is now weighing in and putting Trump’s actions on Jan. 6 in perspective. Beschloss is not some partisan hack — though, in our divided media landscape, that will likely be the allegation from the dwindling pro-Trump media set. He is the NBC News Presidential Historian and a frequent commentator on the PBS NewsHour. He is also a trustee of the White House Historical Association and the National Archives Foundation and sits on the board of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. He is, in laymen’s terms, no joke. He has published nearly a dozen books documenting the legacies of a number of presidents, so his commentary is far more authoritative than that of, say, Dan Bongino or Ana Navarro. And so...
    Getty Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks has never been shy about his political leanings. As he hosts the primetime special Celebrating America as part of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, it should come as no surprise to find out that he’s a Democrat. Here is what he has said on the subject over the years. Hanks Endorsed Barack Obama in 2008Tom Hanks Announces Support for ObamaWatch Tom Hanks in this unedited MySpace.com video showing his support for presidential hopeful Barack Obama. (May 5)2008-05-05T21:44:53Z During the 2008 presidential election, Hanks made a video for his MySpace (yes, MySpace) page endorsing then-Senator Barack Obama in his bid to become president of the United States. He opened with a joke, cracking, “As an official celebrity, I know my endorsement has just made your mind up for you.” But Hanks went...
    With President Biden inaugurated, the race to lead the opposition begins now as ambitious Republicans look ahead to 2024 and start taking steps to lay the foundation for a White House bid. Nikki Haley got moving earlier this month. The former United States ambassador to the United Nations launched a political action committee to support Republican candidates financially in upcoming elections, a method used by past contenders to cultivate relationships useful in presidential campaigns. Mike Pompeo, the now-former secretary of state, spent days ahead of his Wednesday exit from the State Department encouraging Twitter followers to migrate over to his personal account. And then, there is former President Donald Trump, whom they both served. He has not ruled out a third White House bid in 2024 and is considering starting a new political party from which to run. Tuesday evening, less than 24 hours before Biden assumed power, senior Trump...
    January 20, 2021 12:00 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, began the day of his investiture on Wednesday attending a religious service in a Catholic temple in Washington. Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, went to the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in downtown Washington early in the morning, following a tradition of all incoming presidents on the day of their presidential inauguration. The marriage was accompanied by the vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, and her husband, Douglas Emhoff. Democratic and Republican leaders from both houses of Congress and other legislators also participated. Among them were Senate leaders, Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer. Also, as well as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, and the Republican Minority Leader of the Lower House, Kevin McCarthy. The choice of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle...
    More On: donald trump Trump leaves note for Biden in Oval Office Biden attends church service with Pelosi, McConnell before inauguration Trump pardons convicted ex-Google engineer Biden to kick off presidency by signing 17 executive actions ​President Trump​ told a crowd of supporters at Joint Base Andrews that he will return in “some form,” alluding that he will stay involved in politics as his presidency comes to an end.  “I wish the new administration great luck and great success​.​ Goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form​,” Trump said in his farewell address Wednesday to a group of supporters, administration officials and family members. ​ He made the comments as he and first lady Melania Trump prepared to board Air Force One for the trip to his post-presidential home at his Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago resort. President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in during a ceremony at the...
    JOE Biden will become President of the United States today — as an Irish gaffe from the campaign trail re-emerged. Biden — who has spoken of his pride in his Irish heritage — will be inaugurated in Washington DC tomorrow. 2A controversial comment by Joe Biden about his Irish heritage has remergedCredit: Reuters 2Biden will be inaugurated as US President tomorrowCredit: AFP 'Field of flags' lights up Washington ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration But on the eve of his big day, a controversial comment about his Irish heritage on the campaign trail last year was again shared on social media. Biden told a crowd in Iowa in January last year that: “I may be Irish, but I’m not stupid.” He made the remark in response to a question at a forum on workers and he was criticised at the time by Trina Vargo, an adviser on Irish relations for Barack...
    PANAMA CITY (CBSMiami/AP) — The Republican Party in Bay County, located in the Florida Panhandle, says it will not recognize President-elect Joe Biden as legitimate unless President Donald Trump acknowledges the 2020 election was fair. The North Florida organization’s executive committee voted that officials should not cooperate with Biden’s administration. The organization said in a statement that the future of the Republican Party lies in Florida and that it’s members have an obligation to protect its conservative values according to the Pensacola News Journal. “Since the Panhandle has long been the conservative backbone of the state, we have an obligation not only to our community, but to our republic, to proudly defend the values that Made America Great. Tonight’s (Dec. 7) vote makes clear that the Bay County Republican Party is prepared to continue to stand with President Trump and leaders that hold the conviction to fight for the American...
    Fox News host recently Tucker Carlson had dinner with George W. Bush, Politico reported. The publication claimed that the pair dined at the home of one of their neighbors located on Gasparilla Island, Florida. The recent meeting comes after months of speculation that Carlson could be a frontrunner for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination. The Guardian called Carlson the “heir apparent” to Donald Trump’s legacy and pointed to the success of his television show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, which focuses on many of the same issues that the president has throughout his term in the White House. The news of Carlson’s dinner with Bush reignited speculation on social media. “tucker carlson is going to be the 2024 gop nominee and he’s going to campaign from his nightly fox show,” one user tweeted. “I believe Tucker is going for it, he’s got his pulpit and he speaks to Trump’s base. Get...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke at the White House rally before the violent insurrection at the Capitol, saying 'we will not quit fighting.' By supporting efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election, most of the nation's Republican state attorneys general may have undermined their offices' long-held special status in federal courts. In December, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed legal papers attempting to overturn the results of the presidential election based on unfounded claims of election fraud in four states that voted for President-elect Joe Biden. The Republican attorneys general for 17 other states made legal filings supporting his effort, which was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court. More recently, an association that is affiliated with their political arm, the Republican Attorneys General Association, became entangled in the Jan. 6 rally by Donald Trump that preceded the...
    Both Republicans and Democrats have condemned President Donald Trump’s rhetoric in the days leading up to the U.S. Congress’ certification of Electoral College votes in the 2020 presidential election, but conservative voters do not seem to be bothered by it. In a new Axios-Ipsos poll released Thursday, a majority of Republican voters said that they support Trump’s behavior in recent days and that he should run again in 2024. Sixty-four percent of surveyed Republicans said that they approve of the president’s behavior, while more than half of them said that he should be the GOP’s presidential candidate in four years. Only 17 percent expressed support for removing him from office. Furthermore, the poll found that 36 percent of Republican voters consider themselves Trump Republicans, as opposed to traditional conservatives, which seems to demonstrate that the commander-in-chief still has a firm grip on the party’s base. “Anyone who thinks Trump is...
    BILLIONAIRE casino owner and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson died on January 11 at the age of 87. Adelson and his wife, Miriam, were Donald Trump's biggest donors during his 2016 presidential campaign and contributed more than $250million to Republican candidates. 6Sheldon Adelson and his wife MiriamCredit: Getty Images - Getty Who was Sheldon Adelson? Sheldon Adelson, 87, was an American businessman, investor and political donor. He was the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, a casino and resort company based in Paradise, Nevada. The same company owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. 6Sheldon Adelson died on January 11Credit: AP:Associated Press 6Miriam Adelson is 75Credit: Getty Images - Getty Adelson also owned the Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayom, Makor Rishon and the American daily newspaper the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Over the years, Adelson and his wife Miriam provided funds towards Trump's 2016 campaign, his presidential...
    It took President Donald Trump more than two months to concede his loss in the 2020 presidential election, but he nonetheless repeatedly teased launching a comeback White House bid in 2024. According to a Sunday report from Politico, those familiar with Trump’s thinking believe he will keep teasing a potential 2024, but doubt he will actually seek office again. “I think nothing is going to happen,” a person close to the commander-in-chief said, adding that “he won’t be around in 2024. He’s not going to run. He’s going to f*ck around and say he’s going to run … He’ll tease.” Trump has reportedly “cooled” to the idea of running again in four years because formally declaring candidacy for office would require him to disclose financial information. Being that New York investigators are probing the president’s business dealings to establish whether he improperly inflated his assets, he has become wary about...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – For the first time since the riot attacks on the U.S. Capitol, we are hearing from California Republican lawmakers. Congressman Tom McClintock just flew back to California from Washington, D.C. He said what happened was a despicable attack but despite the violence, he doesn’t support invoking the 25th Amendment or drafting articles of impeachment. The congressman said doing either would cause further division. “I think we have already divided our country enough, we have already tortured and abused our constitution enough without going any further down that road,” McClintock said. “The 25th Amendment is specifically designed to address the physical incapacity of the President. It has nothing to do with bad or even egregious conduct, and impeachment is reserved for high crimes and misdemeanors. I think the best response is to simply wait two weeks.” The congressman said what separates us from other countries is the peaceful...
    A joint session of Congress presided over by Vice President Mike Pence voted Wednesday night to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win against President Donald Trump after the Capitol was stormed earlier in the day by pro-Trump rioters. Every state’s votes were verified throughout the night. The states that were objected to received enough votes to certify Biden’s win, despite a small group of Senate Republicans who objected against the certification of Arizona and Pennsylvania. Just hours before the vote, pro-Trump rioters breached the U.S. Capitol and made their way onto the Senate floor, forcing lawmakers to go on lockdown. Despite the chaos, Congress regrouped and voted to certify Biden’s victory after the building was cleared. The Senate voted 93-6 against the objection to Arizona’s certification. The six senators to object were Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, Republican Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Republican Louisiana Sen. John...
    (CNN)Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, who has condemned GOP attempts to subvert the will of the voters in the presidential election, lambasted President Donald Trump on Wednesday for encouraging supporters to disrupt the peaceful transition of power in "an unprecedented attack against our democracy." "We gather today due to a selfish man's injured pride and the outrage of his supporters whom he has deliberately misinformed for the past two months and stirred to action this very morning," Romney wrote in remarks that he would have made in the Senate before Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. "What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States."He warned that "those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate, democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy. They will be remembered...
    Washington (CNN)The fallout from Wednesday's congressional session to count the 2020 electoral votes will echo for years to come. The state of the presidential electoral process. The state of the country. The state of a political party. The state of a Congress potentially moving into a new era of Democratic control. A step-by-step guide to Wednesdays electoral vote count in CongressThe significance shouldn't be minimized. When the actions of President Donald Trump are factored in, there is no precedent for this moment. Have there been objections in past years? Yes. Have there been objections of this nature, given the pressure from the clearly defeated leader of the country? Nope. The bottom lineLet's make this abundantly clear: this process ends with the certification of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States. Everything in between now and the final elector tally being read off is noise. Boisterous. Unruly....
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Republicans in Congress are divided over the certification of the states’ election results in the 2020 Presidential election. On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Texas Senator John Cornyn announced in a newsletter sent to Texas residents that he will likely vote to certify the results. “Over these past two months, I have paid close attention to the legal challenges and recounts that have taken place across the country. As mentioned, every lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign has failed to change the outcome. And multiple states have conducted recounts to confirm the results – in Georgia, three times. So, unless substantial, new evidence is presented during the challenges to each state’s ballots, I will not object to the certification of that state’s election results based on unproven allegations. Unless substantial, new evidence is presented during the challenges to each state’s ballots, I will not object to the certification...
    President Trump slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and GOP Sens. John Cornyn and John Thune as "weak and ineffective" RINOs ahead of the Jan. 6 certification of the presidential election. "I hope the Democrats, and even more importantly, the weak and ineffective RINO section of the Republican Party, are looking at the thousands of people pouring into D.C.," Trump tweeted Tuesday night. "RINO" stands for Republican In Name Only. "They won’t stand for a landslide election victory to be stolen," Trump tweeted, tagging McConnell, R-Ky., Cornyn, R-Texas, and Thune, R-S.D. McConnell, Cornyn, Thune, as well as Republican Sens. John Boozman of Arkansas, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Mitt Romney, R-Utah, among others have said that they will vote to certify the...
    Georgia voters head to the polls to decide two critical Senate runoff elections Tuesday, but Republicans face a choice between fighting against President-elect Joe Biden or for President Trump. That’s not how the combatants in the 2020 presidential election put it. Trump and Biden held dueling campaign rallies Monday night, each supporting their parties’ candidates for the two Senate seats. If Democrats sweep both races, they will win control of the Senate thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’s tiebreaking vote. Otherwise, Republicans will retain the majority. But Trump isn’t conceding that Harris will succeed Vice President Mike Pence later this month. He hasn’t conceded the presidential race nationally or in Georgia, one of several states where he is still contesting the results — in this case, putting him at odds with local Republican leaders. “You will see the real numbers tonight in my speech, but especially on JANUARY6th,” Trump teased...
    EXCLUSIVE: The group of Senate Republicans led by Ted Cruz will object to the certification of presidential election results in at least one state on Jan. 6, with a source telling Fox News that it is not a question of "if" the senators will object, but one of "which" states, and "how many.""It’s not a question of if objections to disputed states’ electors will be raised, it’s a question of which and how many," the source told Fox News Monday. GOP SENATORS, LED BY CRUZ, TO OBJECT TO ELECTORAL COLLEGE CERTIFICATION, DEMAND EMERGENCY AUDIT "The group is committed to pushing the electoral commission here to get the facts," the source said. Cruz on Saturday assembled a group of 11 Republican senators—Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin; James Lankford of Oklahoma; Steve Daines of Montana; John Kennedy of Louisiana; Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, and Mike Braun of Indiana; as well as Sens.-elect Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming;...
    There are lingering "questions" about the 2020 presidential election results that need to be "answered," Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said on Monday. "As far as what we are trying to do, none of us are trying to overthrow an election. We are trying to say, 'Hey, there are still lots of questions from millions of people out there, and we think those questions need to be answered,' so we are asking for a pause," Lankford told "Outnumbered Overtime." Lankford said that the GOP senators challenging election results want 10 days to investigate them. "Give it 10 days, pull a commission together quickly like what was done in 1877 when there were three states challenged then, pull this 15-member commission together, give it 10 days to pull the results back, and then give it back to the states." HOUSE REPUBLICANS PRESSURE SENATE GOP TO OBJECT TO ELECTORAL COLLEGE CERTIFICATION IN AT LEAST 3...
    (CNN)On January 2, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that he would join Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley and nine other Republican senators objecting to the certification of Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. Attempting to revive the ghost of 1876's genuinely disputed presidential election, these senators have called for a congressional "electoral commission" to investigate the presidential vote that has been counted and recounted in key battleground states. Dennis AftergutThis "Rump Congress" conspiracy is a charade going nowhere. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, with little further use for Donald Trump, will lead large majorities to affirm the election result. Jeffrey AbramsonThat means President-elect Joe Biden's win will be certified on Wednesday, January 6. Even so, the Republican die-hards theatrical act will prolong a false voter-fraud narrative that could be accompanied by a dangerously discordant score. The heated floor debate on objections will fuel the fire that...
    More than 100 House Republicans, including Reps. Jim Jordan, Mo Brooks and Elise Stefanik, are expected to object to at least one state during the the Jan. 6 certification of the presidential election results, Fox News has learned. Fox News has learned that Jordan, R-Ohio, Brooks, Ala., Stefanik, R-N.Y., as well as Republican Reps. Jody Hice, Matt Gaetz, Scott Perry, Guy Reschenthaler, Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs, Lauren Boebert, Debbie Lesko, Louie Gohmert, among others will object during the joint session on Wednesday. It is unclear, at this point, which states, and how many, these Republican lawmakers will object. Two House Republican officials told Fox News on Sunday, though, that the more than 100 GOP House members plan to object Wednesday to the election results in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Wisconsin. GOP SENATORS 'STILL DISCUSSING' WHICH STATES, IF ANY, TO OBJECT TO DURING JAN. 6 ELECTORAL COLLEGE CERTIFICATION In a statement on Monday,...
    Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy objected to the seating of lawmakers from Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia during the House of Representatives opening session Sunday. President-elect Joe Biden won all six states in November, but Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have made unfounded allegations that widespread voter fraud occurred in each. Roy argued that if there was widespread voter fraud that altered the outcome of the presidential election, then the legitimacy of the down-ballot races which some of his colleagues won should be called into question as well. (RELATED: Trump Pressured Georgia Secretary Of State To ‘Find’ Votes During Recorded Call) His attempt to prevent certain lawmakers from being seated was objected to by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and a vote to seat the members from the states in question passed 371-2. Roy, however, said that his goal was not to single out any group of lawmakers,...
    President Donald Trump will reportedly award Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes and Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Trump will reportedly give Nunes the award at the White House on Monday and a Republican source told the Daily Caller that Jordan will be given the award on Jan. 11. Both Nunes and Jordan have been staunch supporters of the president and helped defend the president during his impeachment hearings in the House. Republican representatives Jim Jordan, L, and Devin Nunes, R, confer with one another as Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee at the Longworth House Office Building on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The ceremony is reportedly not on the White House’s public schedule, but according to CNN, Nunes will be presented...
    Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas said Sunday that he will not join his fellow Republicans in opposing the certification of Electoral College votes on January 6. In a statement available in full on cotton.senate.gov, the senator explained that he shares the “concerns” about voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election and noted that he would support the creation of an independent commission to study the alleged regularities that took place in November. Cotton argued that the Senate should hold hearings on potential irregularities, saying that “all Americans deserve to have confidence in the elections that undergird our free government.” Cotton said that the states should run elections, according to the Constitution. The founders, he added, entrusted the courts with resolving disputes, which is why the U.S. Congress should stay out of the process and simply certify the results, like it always has. Cotton argued that allowing Congress to interfere...
    President Trump on Monday is expected to award Rep. Devin Nunes the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor, according to a report.  A source disclosed Trump’s plan to honor his Republican ally to The Washington Post. Nunes has been a vocal defender of the president, and an outspoken critic of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.  In 2018, when Nunes was the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Trump suggested the California lawmaker should receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his opposition to the investigation, the newspaper reported.  Next week, Trump is expected to give the same award to Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, another of his close allies, the report said.
    President Trump will award Reps. Devin Nunes and Jim Jordan, two Republican allies, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The plan is coming together less than three weeks before Inauguration Day, when President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office, although Trump refuses to concede defeat. A Republican source confirmed to the Washington Examiner that Nunes, who represents California's 22nd Congressional District in the San Joaquin Valley, is expected to receive the nation's highest civilian honor on Monday. Trump's public schedule, released Sunday evening, made no mention of a ceremony. Jordan, a Republican who hails from Ohio's 4th Congressional District, is expected to get the medal on Jan. 11, another GOP source said. Nunes, as the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, and Jordan, the ranking members of the House Judiciary Committee, have both been outspoken critics of the Justice Department and FBI's conduct surrounding the Russia investigation which Trump...
    President Trump on Monday is expected to award Rep. Devin Nunes the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor, according to a report.  A source disclosed Trump’s plan to honor his Republican ally to The Washington Post. Nunes has been a vocal defender of the president, and an outspoken critic of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.  In 2018, when Nunes was the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Trump suggested the California lawmaker should receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his opposition to the investigation, the newspaper reported.  Next week, Trump is expected to give the same award to Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, another of his close allies, the report said. Filed under devin nunes ,  donald trump ,  presidential medal of freedom ,  1/3/21
    President Trump will award Rep. Devin Nunes the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A Republican source confirmed to the Washington Examiner that the California Republican will receive the nation's highest civilian honor on Monday. The news was first reported by the Washington Post. Trump will bestow the honor on his ally less than three weeks before Inauguration Day, when President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office, although Trump refuses to concede defeat. Nunes, who represents California's 22nd Congressional District in the San Joaquin Valley, is the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee. From his perch as chairman and, presently, ranking member, Nunes has been a vocal critic of the Justice Department and FBI's conduct in events surrounding the Russia investigation. He also defended Trump during impeachment proceedings, after which the Senate acquitted the president. Trump first suggested in public that Nunes should get the medal in 2018. Others...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan spoke out Sunday, publicly condemning attempts by Republican lawmakers to overturn the results of the presidential election. “The scheme by members of Congress to reject the certification of the presidential election makes a mockery of our system and who we are as Americans,” he said in a tweet. The American people—not the politicians—elect the president. The scheme by members of Congress to reject the certification of the presidential election makes a mockery of our system and who we are as Americans. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/8fpZcxyXt9 — Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) January 3, 2021 This comes after several GOP senators said they would reject the election results unless a commission is formed to conduct a 10-day audit of the results. “Whether or not you like the result, the process worked as it always has. What’s not working is that far too many politicians in...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Republican senators on Sunday joined a bipartisan statement calling on Congress to certify the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden. “The voters have spoken, and Congress must now fulfill its responsibility to certify the election results," said the statement co-signed by Republican senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Bill Cassidy, and Mitt Romney. Also signing the statement were Democratic senators Joe Manchin, Mark Warner, Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan and Dick Durban. Augus King, an independent, also signed it. (Reporting by Jonathan Landay; Editing by Daniel Wallis) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States
    The Guardian ‘Traitors and patriots’: Republican push to keep Trump in power seems doomed * Senators decline to defend electoral college ploy on TV * Democrats and GOP leaders to block gambit aimed at party base * Robert Reich: Seven ways 2020 left America exposedAll 12 Republican senators who have pledged not to ratify the electoral college results on Wednesday, and thereby refuse to confirm Joe Biden’s resounding victory over Donald Trump in the presidential election, declined to defend their move on television, a CNN host said on Sunday.“It all recalls what Ulysses S Grant once wrote in 1861,” Jake Tapper said to camera on his show, State of the Union, before quoting a letter the union general wrote at the outset of a civil war he won before becoming president himself: ‘There are [but] two parties now: traitors and patriots.’“How would you describe the parties today?” Tapper asked.The attempt...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff ALLENTOWN, Pa. (KDKA) – Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey issued a statement on Saturday that presented his disagreement with some Republican senators planning to oppose the certification of the 2020 presidential election. “A fundamental, defining feature of a democratic republic is the right of the people to elect their own leaders,” Toomey’s statement said. “The effort by Senators Hawley, Cruz, and others to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in swing states like Pennsylvania directly undermines this right.” This isn’t the first time Toomey has spoken out about efforts to overturn or obstruct the certification of the 2020 presidential election. In December, Senator Toomey called the efforts to obstruct Biden’s victory inappropriate. “It would be wildly inappropriate for Congress to attempt to reject the slate of electors from one or more states when there is not even a close to sufficient...
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at a campaign event ahead of runoff races in Georgia for control of U.S. Senate, in Cumming, Georgia, U.S., January 2, 2021.Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Eleven GOP senators and senators-elect will push to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the electoral college during a formal joint session of Congress on Wednesday, they announced in a statement. 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 Department of Justice has said it did not find evidence of widespread fraud in the election. 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. Biden is expected to...
    The U.K. book Paddy Power has Fox News host Tucker Carlson with 50/1 odds of winning the 2024 presidential election, The Daily Caller reported. The publication cited a sports gambling odds calculator that said Cartlson’s odds are equivalent to approximately a 1.96 percent chance of victory. Elsewhere, Paddy Power has Oprah Winfrey with 33/1 odds, incoming Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg with 14/1, former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan with 25/1, and President-elect Joe Biden with 4/1. Rumors of a Carlson 2024 run have been swirling for months. As reported by Politico in July, many figures within the GOP at the time were “buzzing” about the possibility of Carlson taking the torch of Donald Trump’s MAGA movement and viewed him as a frontrunner for the Republican Party’s next presidential nomination. “His popularity with the base would instigate a debate over the future of the party — essentially whether Trump was...
    Exclusive - Chris Christie’s 2016 presidential campaign crashed and burned in New Hampshire.The then-two-term Republican governor of New Jersey had placed many of his chips on a strong performance in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state. But Christie dropped out of the race after a disappointing and distant sixth place finish in the state’s GOP presidential primary. ON CORONAVIRUS MASKS, CHRISTIE AND BIDEN SEE EYE TO EYE Christie quickly backed Donald Trump, who crushed the rest of the field in New Hampshire, launching him towards the Republican presidential nomination and eventually the White House. Then-Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who was running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, campaigns in Manchester, N.H., in April of 2015 Fast forward nearly five years and Christie is not ruling out another White House bid – in 2024. But unlike many other potential GOP presidential contenders, Christie is not afraid to publicly talk about his...
    Ivanka Trump on Tuesday tweeted her love for Iowa, the first U.S. state to weigh in on the countrys presidential nominees, a move that ramped up speculation about a potential 2024 presidential bid, reports Fox News. "Heart Iowa" Trump posted with a retweet of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynoldss post that read: "On this day in 1846, President James K. Polk signed a bill making Iowa the 29th state in the Union. Happy Statehood Day to the great State of Iowa, and to all who proudly call her home." Ivanka Trump has campaigned several times for her father, President Donald Trump, during the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, and is said to have "serious political ambitions," according to several Republicans who recently spoke with Vanity Fair. President Donald Trump, though, is already the 2024 GOP frontrunner, according to a new Gallup poll that finds 87% of self-identified Republican voters approve of...
    A tweet by Ivanka Trump is raising eyebrows in the political world as it may hint that President Trump's daughter and adviser may have national aspirations of her own. The younger Trump took to Twitter on Monday to write that she loves Iowa, using an exclamation point for extra emphasis. Her tweet quickly garnered over 10,000 likes. TRUMP HINTS AT 2024 RUN TO RETURN TO THE WHITE HOUSE Trump was retweeting a tweet by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa, who wrote "On this day in 1846, President James K. Polk signed a bill making Iowa the 29th state in the Union. Happy Statehood Day to the great State of Iowa, and to all who proudly call her home." Iowa – of course – is the state whose caucuses for nearly a half a century have kicked off the presidential nominating calendar – and the Hawkeye State’s must stop for White House...
    The House Fascism Caucus is pressing for the November elections to be nullified based on hoaxes and proven-false conspiracy theories. There is a new Dumbest Lawsuit in the Land, and it should not surprise anyone to know that Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, a man whose battles with coherency and common sense have become the stuff of congressional legend, is the first name on the sheet. According to the lawsuit—which is filed in Gohmert's home district and features the names of Arizona's supposed "alternate" Republican "electors" Kelli Ward, of all people—the manner in which presidential electoral votes have been counted by Congress all these years is completely wrong and unconstitutional. Instead, Gohmert and the others are filing suit against Vice President Mike Pence. They demand that the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas declare that Pence need not count the electors from the states Donald Trump and his allies do...
    Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert and a group of other GOP figures filed a lawsuit Sunday against Vice President Mike Pence in an effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The lawsuit focuses on Pence, who will oversee the upcoming Jan. 6 meeting of Congress to count states’ electoral votes and finalize President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump, according to The Hill. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a Defend The Majority campaign event on December 17, 2020 in Columbus, Georgia. Sen. David Perdue and Sen. Kelly Loeffler are facing a January 5 runoff election in Georgia. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images) The group filed the lawsuit against Pence in his capacity as vice president in a federal Texas court. The lawsuit reportedly asks for the judge to overturn Trump’s losses in battleground states. (RELATED: ‘We Need New Leadership’ — Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Pelosi, Schumer) Along with Gohmert and...
    By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The angst, anger and hostility over Pennsylvania's presidential election result will flow past New Year's Day. Republicans who control the state Legislature could use the first weeks of 2021 to fast-track a constitutional amendment that would remake the Democratic-majority state Supreme Court after Republicans and President Donald Trump accused the court of acting illegally or, baselessly, conspiring to steal the election. That prospect is propelling a constellation of liberal groups, good-government groups, labor unions and others to organize against the proposed amendment, and stoking fears of an expensive public campaign fueled by dark money for control of the battleground state's highest court. As early as May 18's primary election, Pennsylvania voters could be asked to overhaul how they elect state Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges. The amendment would end the practice of judicial candidates running for 10-year terms in...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he "definitely is going to be part of the discussion" in helping to shape the Republican Party after President Trump leaves the White House. The popular two-term governor with an expanding national profile told Fox News in an interview that he’d like to see the GOP "return to its roots" as a "more Reaganesque, bigger tent party" that can appeal to more voters. HOGAN TO CO-CHAIR CENTRIST 'NO LABELS' GROUP AMID 2024 PRESIDENTIAL SPECULATION Hogan is one of more than a dozen Republican politicians who are considered potential contenders for the party’s next presidential nomination. But with the president flirting with a 2024 bid to try and return to the White House, much of the field of possible hopefuls may be frozen in place as Trump will continue to dominate the GOP even after his term as president ends. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan leads a state coronavirus briefing,...
              A Vanderbilt University poll suggested that 88 percent of Tennessee’s registered Republican voters doubt the legitimacy of the presidential election. According to the university, the poll’s purpose was to discover any correlation between support of the COVID-19 vaccine and views on the election’s integrity. The poll lasted 21 days, surveying just over 1,000 individuals. Nowhere in their methodology did the research include the exact number of Republicans, Democrats, independent, and “other” respondents. The co-director of Vanderbilt University’s latest poll, John Geer, issued commentary on the poll’s implications that resonated with one of the top buzzwords utilized by the Biden-Harris campaign: unity. “The disparities in decision-making between Tennessee Republicans and Democrats are at an all-time high, a signal to the new administration on the challenges that lie ahead to unify America,” stated Greer. A supplementary video summarizing the polling results noted that 83 percent of Democrats pose...
    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and his top deputies pressed other Senate Republicans on Tuesday not to join in with any House Republicans who may object to the presidential election results when Congress meets on Jan. 6 to ratify the decision, a source familiar with the remarks said. The conversation was first reported by the New York Times. The report comes as McConnell faces increasing critiism from conservatives for opting to call Biden president-elect and saying the "Electoral College has spoken." He is among several leading Republican lawmakers who, based on the outcome of Mondays Electoral College vote, are calling Biden the election winner after weeks of silence. The Electoral College on Monday allocated 302 electors to Biden, and just 232 to Trump, in accordance with the results of the Nov. 3 election. That appears to confirm Bidens status as president-elect, something that requires 270 electors at minimum. But President Trump...
    GOP Rep. Mike Garcia won re-election even as Biden was carrying his northern Los Angeles County seat by 10 points The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, and David Beard. Leading Off ● Pres-by-CD: Daily Kos Elections' project to calculate the results of the 2020 presidential election for all 435 congressional districts heads to the biggest state of them all, California, which contains multitudes. You can find our detailed county-by-county breakdowns here, and we also have a jumbo-sized map of the results you can explore. In addition, if you haven't done so yet, you'll want to bookmark our complete data set for all 50 states, which we're updating continuously. Democrats wound up giving back four of the seven House seats they flipped from Republicans in 2018, but three of...
    Rep. Paul MitchellPaul MitchellHouse Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit GOP lawmaker to Trump: Drop election argument 'for the sake of our Nation' Here are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year MORE (R-Mich.) on Monday told Republican leadership in a letter that he is leaving the party. In the letter, which Mitchell shared on Twitter, the retiring lawmaker cited President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump decries Cleveland baseball team's reported name change: 'Cancel culture at work' Trump says White House staffers shouldn't be among first to get coronavirus vaccine Michigan to close legislative office buildings Monday due to 'credible threats of violence' MORE's efforts to dispute the presidential election. "If Republican leaders collectively sit back and tolerate unfounded conspiracy theories and 'stop the steal' rallies without speaking out for our electoral process, which the Department of Homeland Security said was 'the most secure in American history,' our nation...
    On Friday, CNN White House correspondent John Harwood said that Republican Party politicians are so loyal to President Donald Trump that they would “smack their moms in the face” if he told them to. Per The Hill, host Kate Bolduan asked Harwood to comment on the lawsuit the state of Texas recently filed in the Supreme Court, which called on the highest court in the land to reverse election results in a number of key battleground states, citing widespread electoral fraud. More than 100 House Republicans have expressed support for the lawsuit, signing on to an amicus brief. Some of them represent swing states such as Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. According to Harwood, these lawmakers’ willingness to endorse Trump’s baseless claims about the 2020 presidential election shows what the GOP has become. “What we’re seeing Kate is a demonstration by House Republicans of the extent of the rot inside...
    Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL) was one of 106 GOP House members to sign an amicus brief supporting the Supreme Court lawsuit brought by Texas to overturn the presidential election. Waltz’s participation in this effort was enough to give one outlet which endorsed him some serious buyer’s remorse. In a scathing op-ed, the editorial board of the Orlando Sentinel declared they were sorry to have endorsed Waltz, a one-term incumbent, ahead of his reelection bid last month. “We apologize to our readers for endorsing Michael Waltz in the 2020 general election for Congress,” the board wrote. “We had no idea, had no way of knowing at the time, that Waltz was not committed to democracy.” The editorial board stated that it didn’t occur to them that Waltz would participate in an effort to throw out an election. “During our endorsement interview with the incumbent congressman, we didn’t think to ask,...
    Despite their oath to uphold the Constitution, these Republican lawmakers are hoping to disenfranchise tens of millions of citizens. More than 100 House Republicans have endorsed a Texas lawsuit aimed at throwing out the votes in states carried by President-elect Joe Biden. This came despite their oath to protect and defend the Constitution, which established the framework for state administration of presidential elections. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) announced this week that he will file an amicus brief on behalf of his GOP colleagues "who are deeply concerned about the integrity of our election system," in support of the quixotic lawsuit. According to CNN, he sent a personal email to every other House Republican urging them to sign on. The suit, filed on Monday by Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, seeks to overturn the results from the 2020 presidential elections...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump and 17 Republican attorneys general are supporting Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's audacious legal gambit at the Supreme Court to overturn the 2020 election. But some influential Republicans are speaking out -- in the states, on Capitol Hill and at the Supreme Court -- opposing the effort, highlighting states' rights and arguing that election rules are not decided on the federal level. Utah Republican Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday said he is unhappy he was not consulted before the state's attorney general, also a Republican, signed an amicus brief supporting the Texas effort."We don't know what his motivation is," Herbert said in a statement with Gov-elect Spencer Cox, the Deseret News reported. "Just as we would not want other states challenging Utah's election results, we do not think we should intervene in other states' elections. This is an unwise use of taxpayers' money." The Point: Why this...
    Longtime Republican election lawyer Ben Ginsburg told CNN Wednesday that the Supreme Court will not even take up the voter fraud lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Per Raw Story, anchor Jim Sciutto asked Ginsburg if there is any legal basis for Paxton’s arguments, reminding his viewers that each state, and not the federal government, determines how the election will take place. “I think there’s no basis for it,” Ginsburg said. “I don’t think the Supreme Court for an instant will consider taking up this case.” Ginsburg said that Paxton’s effort demonstrates the Republican Party has “corroded in basic beliefs” in limited government under Trump’s leadership. “Used to be that the party was for states’ rights. I can’t imagine something that is least faithful to a principle of states’ rights than a Texas attorney general trying to tell other states how to run their elections,” Ginsburg added. Paxton,...
    So kneeling is disrespectful but painting a shitty tattoo graphic all over the flag is patriotic? Got it. In the wee hours of Monday night into Tuesday morning, the Arizona Republican Party’s official Twitter account decided to walk directly into the world of Trump-driven sedition. Retweeting some #StopTheSteal account that wrote “I am willing to give my life for this fight,” the Arizona Republican Party responded: “He is. Are you?” It was a dangerous rhetorical piece of work for the entire Arizona Republican Party to endorse by way of its Twitter account. But that wasn’t the nadir. A now-deleted tweet by the same account, but preserved by the internets, included a video from one of the Rambo movies where the jingoistic male superhero, Rambo, aims a loaded bow and arrow at point-blank range at a bad guy, with the quote: “This is what we do, who we are. Live for nothing, or die for...
    Republican Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said Monday that he believes the presidential election in his state was run in a “fair and legal” way and it was not rigged. “I believe the election was fair and legal. It certainly was close,” Duncan told CNN’s “New Day.” “The person I voted for didn’t win but that doesn’t change my job description,” Duncan said, referencing his belief that President Donald Trump did not win the state. (RELATED: Lindsey Graham: ‘If We Don’t Fight Back In 2020, We’re Never Going To Win’ The Presidency Again) He acknowledged that the election might have produced concerns and questions but that state officials “continue to chase down all the one-off leads … like we would probably see in any other election.” When asked if it was a “hard question to answer” whether the election was rigged, Duncan responded, “No, it wasn’t hard at all.” At...
    Reuters December 7, 2020 0 Comments U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned in Georgia on Saturday for two Republican senators at a rally that some in his party feared could end up hurting, not helping, their chances by focusing on his efforts to reverse his own election defeat. In his first rally appearance since he lost to Democrat Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 presidential contest, Trump urged the crowd to vote for Republican candidates in the Georgia runoff election on Jan. 5 despite his unsubstantiated claims of significant electoral fraud in the state. But he gave considerable time in his remarks to allegations, made without evidence, of widespread fraud in the nationwide election that led to a Democrat reclaiming the White House. Trump has declined to concede the race. “They cheated and they rigged our presidential election but we will still win it,” Trump said. “And they’re going to...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan makes the case for his version of the future of the national Republican Party in a video being released Monday by his national advocacy organization, An America United, as speculation continues to swirl about whether he will run for president in 2024.  The video, first obtained by Fox News, is adapted from a speech Hogan gave on Nov. 16 at the Reagan Foundation. It comes at a time when, with President Trump having lost the presidential election but denying the results and saying that he might run again in 2024, the Republican Party is forced to grapple with just how much of a role it wants Trump to play in its future.  "As Reagan said, we are once again at a time for choosing. Are we going to be a party that can't win national elections or are we doing to do the hard work of building...
    More On: 2020 presidential election Loeffler refuses to acknowledge Trump loss in Georgia senate debate Post-Trump, populists still have a big future in the GOP Joe Biden’s dangerous delusion on renewing the Iran nuclear pact: Goodwin President Trump urges Georgia to turn out for Senate runoff election ATLANTA — Georgia’s governor is again telling lawmakers that he won’t call a special session to overturn Georgia’s election results and appoint 16 presidential electors who would support Republican President Donald Trump instead of Democratic president-elect Joe Biden. Republican Brian Kemp issued a joint statement Sunday with Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, saying it would violate state law for the General Assembly to name electors instead of following the current state law that calls for the governor to certify electors after results are certified. “Any attempt by the legislature to retroactively change that process for the Nov. 3rd election would be unconstitutional...
    Donald Trump has held his first political rally since losing the presidential election, delivering an incoherent speech laced with baseless conspiracies theories about election fraud and attacks on Republican state officials in Georgia who have refused to help him subvert the results. In front of a crowd of thousands of mostly maskless, non-socially distanced supporters in south Georgia, Trump repeatedly claimed, falsely, that he had won the presidential election, and called for those in government with “courage and wisdom” to help him reverse the result. The president’s rally, on a cold evening at a regional airport in the small city of Valdosta, came ahead of a critical US Senate runoff election in January, which will decide control of the upper house and ultimately play a decisive role in president-elect Joe Biden’s ability to legislate. Related: Just 26 of 249 Republicans in Congress willing to say Trump lost, survey finds Trump...
    More On: 2020 presidential election GOP Michigan recount witness took plea deal on harassment charge: report With Biden win, some Iranians lose hope ayatollahs will fall Trump attacks Georgia GOP leaders hours before runoff rally Conservative populism stronger than ever despite Trump’s election loss Thousands of President Trump’s most devoted Georgia followers gathered Saturday to cheer his first rally since Election Day — as the Peach State prepares for yet another election, a double runoff that has both of its Republican senators fighting for their political lives. “We’re going to stand with President Trump because he is fighting for us,” Sen. Kelly Loeffler told the crowd at Valdosta Regional Airport as they awaited the expected arrival of Air Force One, carrying both the president and First Lady Melania Trump. She did not directly address the continuing controversy over Trump’s attempt to get Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger,...
    Ronna McDaniel, President Trump's hand-picked head of the Republican National Committee, has invited a bevy of potential 2024 presidential contenders to the party's annual winter meeting next month. McDaniel who announced in a letter she is seeking a third two-year term and has Trump's support, is putting out the welcome mat even as Trump signals he may run again in 2024 – even while also saying he 'won' the November election, which he calls 'rigged.' Trump told RNC members at a White House Christmas party this week: 'It’s been an amazing four years. We are trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years.' The RNC holds its annual winter meeting next month in Florida. Many potential 2024 candidates have been invited, as President Donald Trump teases the idea that he may run again, even while contesting the November election and calling it 'rigged' Among...
    Reuters December 2, 2020 0 Comments President-elect Joe Biden will not remove Christopher Wray as FBI director if he is still in the job when the Democratic president takes office, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing a senior Biden official. Biden’s team was “not removing the F.B.I. director unless Trump fired him,” the Times quoted the official as saying. The Biden campaign did not return a request for comment on the report. Asked if Trump retained full confidence in Wray, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said the president has made no assessments in her presence on the issue. Wray, who was appointed by Trump in 2017 to replace fired Director James Comey, has faced repeated criticism from the Republican president, particularly in the run-up to the Nov. 3 presidential election he lost to Democrat Joe Biden. Wray told lawmakers in September he had not seen evidence of...
    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire certified its presidential election results Wednesday in favor of Joe Biden. In an unanimous vote, the Executive Council, an advisory body to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, voted to certify the results in the record-setting election. Biden defeated President Donald Trump 424,921 votes to 365,654. Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen garnered 13,325 votes. The Associated Press had already declared Biden the winner of New Hampshire on election night. Trump narrowly lost to Hillary Clinton in 2016 in the state, which has four Electoral College votes. Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky, a Democrat, thanked people who worked at the polls and said he wanted to ”state clearly for the record that there was no evidence of fraud about our election processes and say that I am honored to vote on this item today." Sununu, who endorsed Trump’s reelection, said New Hampshire's elections are “secure, accurate, and reliable.”...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump isn't even trying to be coy anymore."It's been an amazing four years," he told a group of guests at a White House Christmas party on Tuesday night. "We are trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I'll see you in four years."That pretty much says it all -- especially when you consider that there's reporting out there that suggests Trump may well announce his 2024 candidacy on the same day that Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.And that is an absolute disaster for the Republican Party. To understand why, look at what happened in the 2020 election, which can be roughly summed up this way:Read More1) Trump lost 2) House and Senate Republicans drastically overperformed expectationsGoing into Election Day, conventional wisdom -- as determined by nonpartisan political handicappers -- was that Democrats were not only poised to gain the three...
    As he keeps fighting the 2020 election results and refuses to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, President Trump remains quiet about the possibility of running to reclaim the White House in 2024. “I don’t want to talk to 2024 yet,” the president told reporters on Thanksgiving. ARIZONA, WISCONSIN,  FINALIZE BIDEN ELECTION VICTORIES IN THE TWO KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES But behind closed doors, Trump has told advisors that he wants to run again in four years, and could potentially announce his bid before or even during Biden's Inauguration on Jan. 20, according to Fox News’ chief White House correspondent John Roberts, who confirmed a report from The Daily Beast. Such an announcement, or even Trump’s flirtation with a third White House run, would definitely put a damper on what was thought to be a wide open battle for the GOP 2024 presidential nomination. And it could potentially freeze out early moves by...
    Multiple potential 2024 Republican White House hopefuls have flocked to Georgia, where dual Senate runoffs have proved to be an early trial run for several possible candidates. In addition to Vice President Mike Pence, Sens. Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton have visited Georgia in recent weeks. Florida Sen. Rick Scott, who is set to lead the National Republican Senatorial Conference, has campaigned in the state as well. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and former Gov. Nikki Haley, two other possible presidential candidates, have also vocally supported Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, though they have not made in-person visits to the state this month. “Georgia is kind of a twofer right now,” one GOP operative told The Hill. “It’s easy enough to give the excuse that you’re just there trying to protect the Senate majority, but you’re still getting your name and your face out there for if and...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers have introduced a resolution disputing the 2020 election results on Friday. The resolution intends to declare the 2020 election results as being “in dispute,” delay the certification of votes from Pennsylvania for both the state and presidential races and asks for the U.S. Congress to also declare the 2020 presidential race to be in dispute. The legislators contend that a multitude of factors put the election results in dispute, including the extension of the mail-in ballot deadline and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling that loosened restrictions regarding signature authentication. They also accuse Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar of certifying the results of the election “prematurely… despite ongoing litigation.” The resolution does not specify how the state or presidential electors would be determined if the resolution were to pass. The resolution is sponsored by Rep. Russ...
    Loading the player... Republicans filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to block certification of the presidential election results even as a recount over President-elect Joe Biden’s win over President Donald Trump is ongoing. The lawsuit echoes many of the same arguments Trump is making in trying, unsuccessfully, to have tens of thousands of ballots discounted during the recount. It also seeks to give the power to name presidential electors to the Republican-controlled Legislature. Read More: Trump committed to carrying out federal executions before leaving office Wisconsin state law allows the political parties to pick electors, which was done in October. Once the election results are certified, which is scheduled to be done Dec. 1, those pre-determined electors will cast their ballots for the winner on Dec. 14. “The litigation filed this afternoon seeks to disenfranchise every Wisconsinite who voted in this year’s presidential election,” said Democratic...
    President Trump is likely to win the Republican presidential nomination for the third time in a row in 2024 if he tries to retake the White House, according to a new poll. A survey of 765 GOP voters, released Tuesday by Politico and Morning Consult, found Trump with 53 percent support — vastly ahead of potential GOP competitors. Vice President Mike Pence was the preference of 12 percent of Republicans and Trump’s eldest son and campaign surrogate Donald Trump Jr. came in third with 8 percent. Three possible candidates had 4 percent support among Republicans, including Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, who voted in February to remove Trump from office, former South Carolina governor and ex-UN Amb. Nikki Haley and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Tim Scott (R-SC), Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) each had 1 percent support, as did South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who...