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    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has told Republican colleagues that President Trump acknowledged to him privately that he bears 'some responsibility' for the job of supporters who ransacked the Capitol. McCarthy made the statement as he rallied colleagues, who were split on acknowledging Joe Biden's election victory, in opposition to a Democratic effort to impeach Trump during his last days in office. McCarthy told colleagues does bear some responsibility, even as he urged them to be united, Punchbowl news reported.   House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Trump bears some 'responsibility' for the mob that ransacked the Capitol, but is still working to undercut a Democratic impeachment McCarthy also wrote colleagues to explain his own opposition to impeachment – which would be the first time a U.S. president has been impeached twice.  'Personally, I continue to believe that an impeachment at this time would have the opposite effect of bringing...
    A resolution to this effect, the second in a year, will be put to a vote on Tuesday. Although it has no chance of succeeding, it is a question of driving elected Republican officials to a formal vote, widening the already gaping chasm between their anger at President Trump, accused of having incited to the surge of violence, and party discipline.
    The House of Representatives began on Monday the procedures to remove President Donald Trump, on the one hand with a resolution demanding Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, while he presented one of the charges for a new impeachment against him. president after the riots in the Capitol. Miami World / Telemundo 51 On Monday, the Democratic Majority Leader in the Lower House, Congressman Steny Hoyer, tried to pass a resolution unanimously to pressure Pence to use his constitutional authority, but Republican Congressman Alex Mooney refused to precede. In turn, three Democratic congressmen formally presented the charge of “inciting an insurrection” as part of the impeachment process. The lower house is expected to vote on the resolution on the 25th Amendment on Tuesday, in addition, a vote on at least one of the articles for an impeachment against Trump would be...
    More On: impeachment House moving forward with Trump impeachment process, Pelosi says VP Mike Pence has not ruled out invoking 25th Amendment: report Democrats blowing House control right off the bat with Trump vendetta: Goodwin Here’s what could happen if Trump is impeached again WASHINGTON — House Democrats gathered Monday to officially push Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump after last week’s violent US Capitol siege. If Pence does not act within 24 hours, Democrats will on Tuesday bring impeachment proceedings to the floor — in a bid to make Trump the only commander in chief to be impeached twice. The 25th amendment resolution from Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin accused Trump of being unable to perform “the most basic and fundamental powers and duties of his office” and calls on Pence to “immediately” use his powers as vice president to convene the...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders have set up fast-moving floor votes that that will force House Republicans to cast votes both on President Trump's fitness for office and on whether to remove him during his final days in power. On Monday morning, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) sought to call up a resolution that would instruct Pence to convene cabinet members to declare Trump 'incapable of executing the duties of his office.' But he failed to get 'unanimous consent' when a House Republican objected. Pelosi says she will respond by bringing the 25th amendment resolution to the floor Tuesday.   Democrats also introduced their impeachment resolution, first floated Friday, accusing Trump of 'incitement of insurrection.' Top Democrats say it has enough support to pass.  The latest text of the resolution cites the post-Civil War 14th amendment, noting it 'prohibits any person who has ‘‘engaged in insurrection or rebellion...
    A “disturbed” president, an “imminent threat” against American democracy: even if the end of his mandate is very near, the Democrats are determined to act to precipitate his exit, after the events of the Capitol which left 5 dead and shaken the country. As of the opening of the session, at 11:00 a.m. (4:00 p.m. GMT), two actions are being prepared in the House of Representatives, controlled by the Democrats. On the one hand, the majority leader, Steny Hoyer, will try to have a resolution adopted unanimously asking Vice-President Mike Pence to dismiss Donald Trump from his post. If a Republican opposes it, as is likely, a formal vote should be held immediately, as early as Tuesday. In parallel, the Democrats will formally present to the House an article of impeachment against the Republican president, which will mark the first act towards the opening of a new historic impeachment...
    President Donald Trump will be exposed to a new impeachment trial, but this would begin months after his departure from the White House. Miami World / eldiariony Congressman James E. Clyburn, one of the highest-ranking Democrats, the House of Representatives would vote in favor of a new trial against Trump on Tuesday, but it would take time to send the resolution to the Senate. The impeachment is to convict Trump of inciting the attack on the Capitol on January 6, when hundreds of his supporters forcibly entered the building in an incident that left four dead, including a police officer. Legislative action is different from invoking Amendment 25 to the Constitution, which allows for the removal of a president. Lawmakers and other political figures have called for Trump’s resignation over the Capitol events. The Democrats’ CalculationAccording to Clyburn, the time to get Trump removed by impeachment is short since the...
    (CNN) — The U.S. House of Representatives has released its resolution to impeach President Donald Trump, charging him with “incitement of insurrection,” an article for which the House is expected to vote on this week. The document (attached in full at the bottom of this article) includes these statements: “… Donald John Trump engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States, in that: “On January 6, 2021, pursuant to the 12th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, the House of Representatives, and the Senate met at the United States Capitol for a Joint Session of Congress to count the votes of the Electoral College. In the months preceding the Joint Session, President Trump repeatedly issued false statements asserting that the Presidential election results were the product of widespread fraud and should not be...
    House Democrats on Monday formally released a resolution to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpOutgoing Capitol Police chief accuses House, Senate security officials of hindering efforts to call in National Guard: WaPo PGA announces plans to move 2022 championship from Trump property Former Democratic senator: Biden Justice Department may investigate Jan. 6 rally speakers for incitement MORE. The resolution was drafted following last Wednesday's Capitol riot. Trump spoke to his supporters prior to the mob breaching the Capitol and House Democrats are charging him with "willfully inciting violence against the government of the United States" in the impeachment document. "He also willfully made statements that encouraged — and foreseeably resulted in — imminent lawless action at the Capitol," Democrats charge in the resolution. Democrats are expected to vote on the resolution sometime midweek, unless Vice President Pence invokes the 25th Amendment to remove Trump first. If passed, the resolution would be the second time the House has voted to impeach Trump....
    (CNN)The US House of Representatives has released its resolution to impeach President Donald Trump, charging him with "incitement of insurrection," an article for which the House is expected to vote on this week. Read the document:
    (CNN)Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in Joe Biden on January 20 as the next president of the United States. But that historic ritual on the West Front of the US Capitol will not free Roberts of Donald Trump.The nation's 17th chief justice, who has tried to shield the Supreme Court from the politics of the day, seems destined to be entangled with the destructive 45th president for years to come.Most immediate, there is some chance Roberts would have the unwelcome task of overseeing -- for the second time -- a Senate impeachment trial of Trump. This one based on the deadly insurrection Trump instigated at the Capitol on January 6.Stephen Breyer gifted the chance for a liberal successor -- when will he take it?Even if that Senate possibility does not materialize for Roberts because of timing or other factors, the chief justice and judicial colleagues could face a barrage...
    NANCY Pelosi could force Mike Pence to decide whether to remove Donald Trump before he is "impeached by Democrats" today. Pelosi said the House will demand that the Vice President revoke the 25th Amendment and strip Trump of his presidential authority. 7Nancy Pelosi has said she would prefer to ouster Trump under the 25th AmendmentCredit: AP:Associated Press 7Trump is due to leave office on January 20, which is the reason behind Pelosi stressing the urgency of the matterCredit: Getty Images - Getty In a letter to colleagues last night, Pelosi described Trump as an "urgent threat to the nation." If Pence, who has been given 24 hours to respond, doesn't give his support, the House will vote on the resolution on Tuesday. “In protecting our Constitution and our democracy, we will act with urgency, because this president represents an imminent threat to both,” she told fellow Democrats in a...
    Sunday on FNC’s “Fox Report,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reacted to the Democrats’ push to impeach President Donald Trump over his part in the U.S. Capitol riot that left five dead and many more injured. Gaetz said that with Inauguration Day just 10 days away, “impeachment would be necessary.” He also argued impeachment “would be divisive.” “This impeachment would be unnecessary, it would be divisive, and it’s only being done because Democrats want to keep the focus on President Trump,” Gaetz advised. “You would think that with just nine, 10 days left in the Trump presidency for this term, you would have Democrats eager to focus on what Joe Biden would be bringing to the country — his exciting pics for the cabinet. But, you see, they have to continue to hold together A very fragile coalition by maintaining the focus on President Trump.” “Here’s what I expect: They’re going...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Sunday that the House of Representatives would move to impeach President Donald Trump again after some of his supporters stormed Capitol Hill last week. “In protecting our Constitution and our Democracy, we will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat to both,” she wrote in a letter to Democrat colleagues in the House. Pelosi said that the president represents an “ongoing assault on our democracy” that requires immediate action. She said that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer would request unanimous consent to bring up a resolution by Rep. Jamie Raskin calling for Vice President Mike Pence to activate the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. “We are calling on the Vice President to respond within 24 hours,” she said. If the vice president fails, Pelosi said, she will bring up an impeachment resolution on the following day. She said that the act...
    Attorney Alan Dershowitz said Sunday that any second impeachment attempt against President Donald Trump “will not go to trial” because Trump will no longer be president by the time the process reaches the Senate. “It will not go to trial. All the Democrats can do is impeach the president in the House of Representatives — for that all you need is a majority vote,” Dershowitz told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “You don’t have to take evidence and there are no lawyers involved.” “But the case cannot come to trial in the Senate because the Senate has rules and the rules would not allow the case to come to trial, according to the majority leader [Sen. Mitch McConnell], until 1 p.m. on Jan. 20th, an hour after President Trump leaves office,” Dershowitz continued. He added that “the Constitution specifically says the president shall be removed from office upon impeachment,...
    Nancy Pelosi insisted Sunday that it's imperative Donald Trump be impeached so he cannot run for the White House ever again as she, and other Democrats, fear the president could pardon those involved in the storming of the Capitol in his final days. While some Democrats are pushing for the impeachment route, the House Speaker told '60 Minutes' in an interview that will air Sunday night that she prefers invoking the 25th Amendment because it gets Trump out of office immediately. 'There is a possibility that after all of this, there's no punishment, no consequence, and he could run again for president,' CBS' Lesley Stahl posed to Pelosi in a clip released ahead of airing the full interview. 'And that's one of the motivations that people have for advocating for impeachment,' Pelosi explained. She is, however, concerned that if Trump is not booted from the White House right now, he...
    Savannah Rychcik January 10, 2021 0 Comments Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is throwing her support behind efforts to impeach President Donald Trump suggesting the longer he is in office, the more dangerous he is. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday if she believes a vote to impeach the president would pass. “I absolutely believe that impeachment should be scheduled for several reasons. One, of course, our main priority is to ensure the removal of Donald Trump as president of the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez said. She added, “Every minute and every hour that he is in office represents a clear and present danger, not just to the United States Congress but frankly to the country.” Watch the video below: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backs impeachment, telling @GStephanopoulos “every minute" that Trump is "in office represents a clear and present danger.”“We’re also talking about complete barring of (Donald Trump)...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The U.S. flag at the White House is now flying at half-staff after calls for the flag there and at other federal locations be lowered to honor U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had already ordered flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff in Sicknick’s honor and calls were growing for President Donald Trump to do the same at the White House. Sicknick joined the U.S. Capitol Police in 2008, serving until his death Thursday after being attacked as rioters seething over Trump’s election loss stormed the U.S. Capitol, believing the president’s false claims of a rigged election. ___ 2:30 p.m. The trade group representing one of the nation’s best known health insurance brands says it’s suspending political contributions to lawmakers who voted last week to reject the Electoral College...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON (KDKA) — Congressman Conor Lamb is now voicing his support for impeaching President Donald Trump. I support impeaching President Trump. I’m sure people have reasonable, practical questions about why we should do this when it’s difficult to remove him from office any faster than January 20th. I get that. But here’s why I decided it must be done immediately. THREAD: — Conor Lamb (@ConorLambPA) January 10, 2021 Lamb (D-17) acknowledged that President Trump has just less than two weeks in office, but Lamb said that he is thinking of the future with his decision. “…even if he isn’t removed, impeachment can result in Trump being banned from holding any public office ever again,” Lamb said. “We owe it to the nation to do absolutely everything we can to make sure that this man can never again be the Commander in Chief.”...
    Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed in a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week” that “we came close to half the House nearly dying” during the Wednesday riot at the U.S. Capitol. When asked by host George Stephanopoulos if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should schedule a vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Ocasio-Cortez confirmed that she should. Many Democrats, including Pelosi, have already voiced their support for impeachment if the White House cabinet fails to invoke the 25th Amendment against Trump, who called on his supporters to march on the Capitol at the “Save America” rally before the riot on Wednesday. (RELATED: Rep. Hank Johnson: If Trump Supporter Wasn’t Shot ‘We Would Have Been Swinging From Those Railings’) “I absolutely believe that impeachment should be scheduled for several reasons,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “One, of course, our main priority is to ensure the removal of Donald Trump as...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that half of the members of the House were at risk of dying during the Capitol protests on Wednesday as she and other Democrats prepare to vote this week on another impeachment against President Donald Trump. 'If another head of state came in and ordered an attack on the United States Congress, would we say that that should not be prosecuted? Would we say that there should be absolutely no response to that?' the New York congresswoman posed to ABC's 'This Week' host George Stephanopoulos. 'No,' Ocasio-Cortez asserted. 'It is an act of insurrection. It's an act of hostility. And we must have accountability, because, without it, it will happen again.' 'Perhaps my colleagues were not fully present for the events on Wednesday, but we came close to half of the House nearly dying on Wednesday,' she said. Hakeem Jeffries, a fellow New York Representative, agreed...
    After an incredibly chaotic, exhausting, and, frankly, terrifying week, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on ABC’s This Week and talked to host George Stephanopoulos about what we all know is true: “Every minute” that Donald Trump sits in office “represents a clear and present danger.” As many on social media have pointed out, if Trump can’t even be trusted with a Twitter account, how can he be trusted to run the country, hold nuclear codes, or guide us through a global pandemic?  Still, some people are frustrated at the notion of removing Trump so close to the end of his term, wondering, Well, what’s the point? There’s symbolism, of course, in impeaching Trump for a second time. But there are also real, tangible benefits to removing Trump from office that can affect the country in both the short and long-term. Let’s check out how Ocasio-Cortez breaks them down in...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries says President Donald Trump is out of control and should be immediately removed from office as a “clear and present danger to the health and safety of the American people.” Jeffries, who chairs the House Democratic Caucus, says that as a coequal branch of government, it’s Congress’ job to keep Trump in check — whether by impeachment, demanding his resignation or pushing Trump’s Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment declaring him unfit to serve. The New York Democrat says while Trump’s Twitter account may now be permanently suspended, the president still has access to the nation’s nuclear codes and other weapons of power. Jeffries pointed to a “constitutional responsibility” to act. He told NBC’s “Meet the Press”: “Donald Trump is completely and totally out of control, and even his long-time...
    More On: DC Protests 2021 Mick Mulvaney explains why he resigned after Capitol riot Rep. Clyburn says articles of impeachment to come early this week Congressman suggests Capitol rioters may have had inside intel Father of cop killed during Capitol riots has an urgent plea after son’s death Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday called for articles of impeachment against President Trump to be introduced on the House floor following the Capitol riot, insisting he represents a “clear and present danger” and there needs to be “accountability.” “Our main priority is to ensure the removal of Donald Trump as president of the United States,” Ocasio-Cortez told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos. “Every minute and every hour that he is in office represents a clear and present danger, not just to the United States Congress but frankly to the country.” The New York Democrat argued the move would ensure that...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators now say President Donald Trump should resign as support for the drive to impeach him a second time is gaining momentum in his final days in office after the deadly riot at the Capitol by a violent mob of Trump supporters. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Sunday joined Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in calling for Trump to “resign and go away as soon as possible.” Murkowski, who has long voiced her exasperation with Trump’s conduct in office, told the Anchorage Daily News on Friday that Trump simply “needs to get out.” Toomey said that even though he believes Trump committed impeachable offenses in encouraging loyalists in the Capitol siege on Wednesday, he did not think there was enough time for the impeachment process to play out. Toomey said that resignation was the “best path forward, the best way to get this person in...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 10:10 a.m. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn says the House could vote this week to impeach President Donald Trump but delay sending the legislation to the Senate until after many of incoming President Joe Biden’s Cabinet secretaries are confirmed for their posts. The South Carolina Democrat says “it may be Tuesday or Wednesday before action is taken, but I think it will be taken this week.” Clyburn says he’s concerned that a Senate trial could distract from the process of confirming Biden’s nominees. Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s Republican leader, has said an impeachment trial could begin as early as Jan. 20 – Inauguration Day. Clyburn told CNN’s “State of the Union” that McConnell was trying to be “disruptive” but that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will decide when to appoint impeachment managers and send the articles to...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSunday shows preview: Riots roil Washington as calls for Trump's removal grow Biden says Cruz, other Republicans responsible for 'big lie' that fueled Capitol mob Ocasio-Cortez slams Graham after he calls for the nation to 'move on' without impeachment MORE (D-N.Y.) said President TrumpDonald TrumpKim says North Korean efforts will focus on bringing US 'to their knees' Pelosi urges Democrats to prepare to return to DC this week amid impeachment calls Ken Klippenstein: 'Ideological' blindspot kept law enforcement from urgently responding to Capitol riots MORE should be removed from office on Sunday, saying his presence “represents a clear and present danger.” Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Ocasio-Cortez was asked by host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosWhite House testing czar: Coronavirus vaccines 'effective' against new strains Senators, experts confident Russia behind cyberattack despite Trump skepticism Granholm: Biden wants to take advantage of 'economic opportunity' in fighting climate change MORE if she...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Protesters gathered in New York City on Saturday, calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump after the attack at the U.S. Capitol. In Times Square, the message was clear as demonstrators gathered, fighting for the impeachment of the president, chanting, “Trump, Pence, out now.” “Trump needs to be impeached. He needs to be convicted, and he needs to be driven out of office so that he can never run for elected office again,” protester Travis Morales told CBS2’s Cory James. This is all happening in the wake of Wednesday’s deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol. CRISIS IN THE CAPITOL Local Members Of Congress Recount ‘Disturbing’ Scene Child Psychologists Encourage Open Conversations With Children Photo Gallery: Pro-Trump Mob Storms U.S. Capitol Building CBS News Coverage It is also unfolding as Congressional Democrats prepare to bring articles of impeachment against the president as early as...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is one of the cities where protesters took to the streets, demanding the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The protest held by RefuseFacism.org on Saturday. Demonstrators want both the President and Vice President Mike Pence removed from office. The group also organized a protest in New York’s Times Square. Demonstrators confronted the so-called “Naked Cowboy” strumming his guitar — which is covered with Trump-Pence bumper stickers. Anti-Trump protesters called the storming of the Capitol a failed coup attempt. And supporters of Trump held a “Stop the Steal” protest outside of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota. Minnesota State Troopers can be seen guarding the building. Trump backers say they’re standing up to preserve the values and freedom their forefathers fought for. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM When Can I Get The COVID-19 Vaccine In Pennsylvania, New Jersey Or Delaware? US Labor Department Lawsuit Accuses IBEW Local...
    Donald Trump has started putting together a defense team for a second impeachment trial with Rudy Giuliani and Alan Dershowitz said to both be in the running. Two sources told CNN Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney and the man who spearheaded the president's failed legal efforts to overturn the presidential election, is expected to represent Trump if the unprecedented event of a second impeachment trial materializes. The sources said Trump is also considering hiring Dershowitz, the controversial celebrity attorney who represented him at his first impeachment trial in December 2019 for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Dershowitz, who has infamously worked on the defense teams for OJ Simpson, Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein, said it would be an 'honor and privilege' to defend the president for a second time.  House Democrats will introduce their impeachment resolution on Monday charging Trump with 'incitement of insurrection' for his part in stoking up the...
    Donald Trump's first impeachment trial didn't convict him. A second one might.Consolidated News Photos/CNP via ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Should we impeach Donald Trump? Yes. It’s true that an impeachment trial can’t be finished before January 20, which makes it seem sort of pointless. But for two reasons, it’s not. First, trying to overturn an election violently and illegally in order to stay in power is, by definition, something that a president can only do during his last month or so in power. Doing nothing about it sends a message that lame duck presidents can basically do anything with impunity. I hardly need to explain why this is a very bad precedent to set. Second, an impeachment trial might be curiously attractive to Republicans, whose support will be needed....
    After a group of protesters stormed and vandalized the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, both Democrats and Republicans accused President Donald Trump of inciting violence and creating chaos, with the former floating impeachment as the best remedy. According to a Reuters/Ipsos released Friday, most Americans agree with Democratic Party leaders. In the survey, virtually all Democratic voters and a minority of surveyed Republican voters said that Trump should be removed from office immediately. Of those who hold that opinion 30 percent said that the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution should be invoked to oust the commander-in-chief from the White House, 14 percent said that the U.S. Congress should start impeachment proceedings and another 13 percent said that he should resign. Although most Republicans apparently don’t think Trump needs to be removed from office, a majority of them oppose the actions of the pro-Trump mob, according to the survey, which...
    Jennifer Jacobs WASHINGTON — A group of House Republicans who voted to accept President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory asked him to persuade Speaker Nancy Pelosi to back off impeaching Donald Trump for Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. The lawmakers, led by Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado, warned in a letter to Biden on Saturday that Trump’s impeachment would inflame his supporters anew and damage Biden’s efforts to unify the country. “In the spirit of healing and fidelity to our Constitution, we ask that you formally request that Speaker Nancy Pelosi discontinue her efforts to impeach President Donald J. Trump a second time,” the wrote. Other signatories on the letter were Reps. Chip Roy of Texas, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota, Tom McClintock of California, Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin and Nancy Mace of South Carolina. For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com...
    As Democrats reportedly prepare to impeach Donald Trump again, legal analyst Jonathan Turley argued in an op-ed for The Hill that the process would “damage the Constitution.” “With seeking his removal for incitement, Democrats would gut not only the impeachment standard but also free speech, all in a mad rush to remove Trump just days before his term ends,” he argued. As The Inquisitr reported, the articles of impeachment allegedly focus on Trump’s incitement of violence against the U.S. capitol as well as his phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, which saw him try to coax the state official to overturn the region’s electoral results. In his piece, Turley noted that the focus of the impeachment is Trump’s remarks at Wednesday’s rally that led to the storming of the Capitol. Although the attorney condemned the U.S. leader’s remarks, he suggested that the address does not meet the...
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania, said Saturday he believes President Donald Trump “committed impeachable offenses” in an interview on FOX News’ The Journal Editorial Report. Toomey said he wasn’t sure if the Senate will act on articles of impeachment if the House of Representatives moves to impeach the president prior to the Jan. 20 inauguration day. “I don’t know what they are going to send over, and one of the things that I’m concerned about, frankly, is whether the House would completely politicize something,” Toomey said. “I do think the president committed impeachable offenses. But I don’t know what is going to land on the Senate floor if anything.” Democrats in Congress laid plans for swift impeachment of President Donald Trump, demanding decisive, immediate action to ensure an “unhinged” commander in chief can’t add to the damage they say he’s inflicted or even ignite nuclear...
    DEMOCRATS in Congress are planning a swift impeachment of President Donald Trump. The country and lawmakers are still coming to terms with the violent siege of the US Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6. 4President Donald Trump addresses his supporters at a rally in Washington, DC, on January 6Credit: Getty Images - Getty Where is Donald Trump today? Here is a timeline of what Donald Trump has been doing ever since the Capitol riots rocked the country. January 6 - Trump addresses his supporters at a massive rally in Washington, DC, hours before many of them storm the Capitol. January 7 - Trump reluctantly concedes defeat to Joe Biden and called the riots a "heinous attack on the nation's capital." January 8 - Twitter permanently suspends not only Trump's personal Twitter account but also his campaign account, prompting the president to tweet from the presidential...
    Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump climb on walls at the U.S. Capitol during a protest against the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, January 6, 2021.Stephanie Keith | Reuters A lawyer friend tells me there's a strong prima facie case against President Donald Trump, which means enough corroborating evidence exists to support charges that he at the very least violated federal law on insurrection and rebellion. That U.S. code reads: "Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both, and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States." Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday plan to introduce articles of...
    The unprecedented impeachment effort that Congressional Democrats are mounting against President Trump — as he enters his final 10 days in office — is one for the record books. If the majority-Dem House succeeds in its impeachment vote, which could occur as soon as Wednesday, they’ll win the right to call Trump the only twice-impeached president in American history — and not much else, experts say. The Constitution provides for only two potential punishments if an impeached president is convicted by the Senate: removal from office and disqualification from future “office of honor, trust or profit under the United States,” according to Article I, Section 3. “An impeachment conviction that barred him from ever running again would be the least this democracy could do,” a Senate insider told The Post. But even if the House convicts instantly, without performing any investigation or allowing any defense, the clock cuts against...
    (CNN)When the history of the 45th presidency is written, Wednesday, January 6, will go down as the day America realized how dangerous President Donald Trump really is.In the span of hours, the country finally witnessed the price of its five-year experiment turning its election process into a reality show that produced an unhinged megalomanic as commander-in-chief who amassed so much power through his lies and fear-mongering that he was able to engineer an insurrection as a final act that left democracy dangling by a thread.Wednesday's siege at the Capitol marked the culmination of Trump's years-long quest to cultivate a fiercely loyal base that would do anything for him by playing on their fears and resentments as he lured them into believing his incessant lies about the sinister motives of government, election fraud and his own conduct. The consequences were deadly: five people have died as a result of Wednesday's riot,...
    ADAM Christian Johnson was seen looting Nancy Pelosi's lectern during the Capitol riots on January 6. Johnson, who is 36, was arrested two days later. 3Adam Christian Johnson at the CapitolCredit: Facebook Who is Adam Christian Johnson? Johnson smiled and waved as he looted Nancy Pelosi's lectern at the US Capitol during the stunning riots. He is a stay-at-home dad to five children; his wife is a doctor, according to The Bradenton Herald. The Parrish, Florida, resident has previously faced possession of marijuana and violation of probation charges, the paper reports.  Photos on his now-deleted social media accounts show him posing next to a sign reading "closed to all tours" inside the building.  He was just one of countless Trump supporters who rioted at the Capitol. There have been calls for the president to resign. 3Johnson has now been arrestedCredit: Facebook When was Johnson arrested? Johnson was taken into custody on...
    The fallout from the deadly violence of Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol continues. Here are the latest developments Saturday: Capitol siege raises security worries for Biden inauguration Twitter bans Trump’s account, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence” Some Republicans begin to flee from Trump Pelosi’s talk of limits on Trump nuke power raises old worry Democrats plan swift Trump impeachment Biden inauguration security worries rise following siege The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is intensifying scrutiny over security at the upcoming inauguration ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden, which already has been reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump’s decision not to attend. Biden said he was just fine with that, calling it “one of the few things we have ever agreed on.” Twitter bans Trump, citing risk of violent incitement Twitter banned President Donald Trump’s account on Friday, citing “the risk of...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There will be no more tweets from President Trump. Twitter permanently banned the President on Friday night, citing risks of further incitement of violence. The President attempted to send out more tweets from the official account for the President of the United States and from his “Team Trump” Campaign account, attacking Twitter, but they were also removed by the platform. It’s just the latest fallout from the President’s supporters’ deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Supporters of President Donald Trump take over balconies and inauguration scaffolding at the United States Capitol on Wednesday January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump supporters were gathering to protest last November’s election results. (Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Gears are now in motion to attempt to remove President Trump from office with less than two weeks left in his term....
    On Friday, outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell circulated a memo to Republican senators that outlined the procedure for holding another impeachment trial for President Donald Trump. According to The Washington Post, which obtained a copy of the document, McConnell told his colleagues that proceedings would most likely occur after President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated. If the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives impeaches Trump, McConnell told his colleagues, the articles would reach the upper chamber one day before Biden’s inauguration. The upper chamber will not reconvene for substantive business until then, although it is scheduled to hold two pro forma sessions next week. Absent agreement from all lawmakers, McConnell would not be able to begin the trial before Jan. 19, the memo stressed. “Again, it would require the consent of all 100 senators to conduct any business of any kind during the scheduled pro forma sessions prior to January 19, and...
    It would be “virtually impossible” for Donald Trump to be impeached and removed from office before he leaves in the coming weeks, a new report indicates. Top Democrats are reportedly putting together plans for a fast-track impeachment after Trump was blamed for a riot that took place at the U.S. Capitol as his supporters surrounded the building and broke in. At a rally prior to the siege, Trump implored his supporters to be “tough” and telling them that he would walk with them to the Capitol. Instead, he returned to the White House where he reportedly watched with delight as his supporters overtook police and stormed the building. Despite the plans to impeach Trump for what would be a second time, there may not be sufficient time for the process to play out. Jonathan Karl of ABC News reported that the Senate Parliamentarian met with leaders of both parties, saying...
    (CNN)Our government was created with checks and balances to ensure no President would ever become king. When we fail to hold our elected leaders to account, bad actors are emboldened and abuse of power becomes all the more likely. Julian ZelizerThis is why Democrats are strongly considering impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time. While certain cabinet members have discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, it seems Vice President Mike Pence is unlikely to jump on board. With Pence reluctant to act, Democrats are considering fast-tracking the impeachment process with less than two weeks left before Inauguration Day.The sense of urgency is understandable. This week, President Trump incited an insurrection at the US Capitol. This was the culmination of a monthslong campaign to overturn the 2020 election. President Trump, who refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power in September, set...
    A Friday report from Reuters claimed that Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are planning to introduce new articles of impeachment against Donald Trump on Monday. The publication pointed to two sources familiar with the matter who allegedly claimed that articles were drafted by Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu, David Cicilline, and Jamie Raskin in the wake of the Capitol riots. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who previously claimed to have been drafting articles of impeachment, was not mentioned in the report. Per The Wall Street Journal, over 150 House Democrats have signed onto the articles. According to Cicilline, Trump’s conduct is so “grave” that the country can no longer wait until Democrat Joe Biden assumes office. According to Reuters, the articles charge Trump with “inciting violence against the government of the United States.” In addition to the Wednesday rioters, the articles also allegedly point to Trump’s phone call with Georgia Secretary...
    President Donald Trump's impeachment articles will reportedly be introduced on Monday by House Democrats as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "pushes for removal" after the Capitol Hill riots. Three House Democrats are planning to introduce the articles at the start of next week - allowing for a vote on Trump's removal by Wednesday, sources told the Associated Press. 14Three House Democrats are planning to introduce the articles at the start of next week - allowing for a vote on President Trump's removal by Wednesday, sources saidCredit: EPA 14House Speaker Pelosi revealed on Thursday night that her and Senator Chuck Schumer called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th AmendmentCredit: Reuters 14Chaos ensued outside and inside the Capitol Building on WednesdayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 14Credit: @mkraju/Twitter The meeting, set for Monday at noon, could lead to a vote on the impeachment articles. According to the sources, the articles have...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- President-elect Joe Biden said Friday that President Donald Trump isn't "fit for the job," but he repeatedly refused to endorse growing Democratic calls that he be impeached for a second time.Biden's comments followed a meeting between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her chamber's Democratic caucus to consider another round of impeachment proceedings against Trump after a mob of his supporters overran the Capitol on Wednesday. Trump called them "very special" and told them he loved them."I've thought for a long, long time that President Trump wasn't fit for the job. That's why I ran," Biden told reporters during a press conference in Delaware.He added that, if there were six months remaining in Trump's term, "we should be doing whatever it took" to force the president from office. But, instead, Biden said he was now focused on taking office, with Inauguration Day less than two weeks away.Pelosi and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President-elect Joe Biden says it’s up to Congress whether to pursue a second impeachment of President Donald Trump, but he expected lawmakers to be ready to move on his agenda as soon as he is inaugurated. Biden’s comments to reporters came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a Friday letter to lawmakers that House Democrats would move to impeach Trump again if he did not resign immediately. Pelosi and other lawmakers have pressured Trump to step down after Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that lawmakers in both parties said was incited by Trump. Asked what he’d tell lawmakers about Pelosi’s push for impeachment, Biden responded, “I’d tell them that’s a decision for the Congress to make. I’m focused on...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A leading centrist Democratic senator says it seems unlikely that President Donald Trump can be quickly removed from office. But West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin isn’t ruling out action against GOP senators who led the effort to thwart President-elect Joe Biden’s win because he says that helped encourage pro-Trump rioters to attack the Capitol. Manchin says in an interview that he’s heard Vice President Mike Pence is not likely to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. He also says he’s seen no evidence of enough Senate GOP support to oust Trump if the House impeaches him. Manchin says that while he favors removing Trump as soon as possible, “We don’t need any more theater.” He says lawmakers should defer to President-elect Joe...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 11:50 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has spoken to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about preventing President Donald Trump from initiating military actions or a nuclear strike. Pelosi said in a statement to colleagues that she spoke with Gen. Mark Milley “to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike.” She said, the situation of “this unhinged President could not be more dangerous.” Pelosi is meeting with the House Democratic caucus Friday to consider impeachment proceedings against the president. She and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer have called on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to to force Trump from office. It’s a process...
    Friday, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) called on President Donald Trump to be “removed from office” over the riots at the U.S. Capitol this week. Clark said on CNN’s “New Day” if Vice President Mike Pence is not going to invoke the 25th Amendment, as has been reported, then Congress will move forward with impeachment. She expects the articles of impeachment to be brought against Trump “as early as mid-next week” as President-elect Joe Biden is set to take be inaugurated in less than two weeks. “Donald Trump needs to be removed from office, and we are going to proceed with every tool that we have to make sure that that happens to protect our democracy. If the reports are correct and Mike Pence is not going to uphold his oath of office and remove the president and help protect our democracy, then we will move forward with impeachment to do just...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is rejecting suggestions that the United States is a “banana republic” following the assault on the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. It’s a highly unusual defense to criticism that hasn’t previously warranted an riposte from America’s top diplomat. Pompeo is one of Trump’s strongest supporters in the Cabinet and has unstintingly defended him since Trump’s loss to President-elect Joe Biden in November’s election. He denounced criticism of the U.S. in the wake of the attack on the Capitol as “slander” and decried questions about its democracy in a series of tweets from his personal account late Thursday. He followed up on Friday from his official account, calling the United States the “greatest country on earth” and extolling “American...
    THE first GOP senator to consider impeachment has slammed "wicked" Donald Trump for causing an "ugly and inevitable" Capitol riot breach. Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska said on Friday: "The people… want him gone. Trump has acted shamefully." ⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the latest news & updates 9GOP Sen. Ben Sasse (Nebraska) says he would consider any articles of impeachmentCredit: CBS This Morning 9US President Donald Trump has increasingly isolated himself in the White HouseCredit: AFP or licensors 9Thousands of rioters descended upon the US Capitol on WednesdayCredit: EPA The Hill writes that Sasse - one of the most critical Republicans of Trump in the past week - "is the first GOP senator to signal a clear openness to impeachment". Speaking to CBS This Morning, the politician confirmed that he would consider articles of impeachment from the House. "If they come together and have a...
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes joined the calls for President Donald Trump to be impeached over his role in inciting the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, speaking on the topic at length in the opening monologue of Thursday’s episode of All In With Chris Hayes. Hayes opened his remarks noting that the House of Representatives was considering impeaching Trump for a second time, something that has never happened before in American history. Hayes read a letter from House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who had presided over Trump’s impeachment a year ago and is saying that it needs to happen again. “Chairman Nadler’s absolutely correct,” Hayes emphasized. “Donald Trump needs to go. Now.” Hayes referred to Trump’s “stilted teleprompter video” concession speech as an effort to stave off removal under the 25th Amendment or another impeachment. Even the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board was called for the president...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is speaking out about her experience when the U.S. Capitol was stormed by rioters on Wednesday.After White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany made a statement Thursday night, a day after the riots, Ocasio-Cortez said it's shocking that she did not accept responsibility for President Trump's "clear incitement of that crowd."WATCH: Kayleigh McEnany makes statement day after riots at CapitolEMBED More News Videos White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Thursday that President Donald Trump's administration found the siege of the U.S. Capitol to be "appalling, reprehensible and antithetical to the American way." "He asked them to rush the Capitol and it incited so much of this violence that we saw yesterday that resulted in four deaths and many more injured," she said.Ocasio-Cortez is one of many Congressional representatives now calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment if the 25 Amendment is not...
    (CBS4) – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and several other members of the U.S. House of Representatives are sponsoring a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump. The resolution charges Trump with inciting an insurrection and calls for his impeachment, removal from office and disqualification from holding any other elected office in the future. US President Donald Trump gestures as he addresses a “Keep America Great” rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on February 20, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) The calls come a day after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building. “President Trump is a real danger to this country.” DeGette said in a statement released Thursday. “Whether it be through the invocation of the 25th Amendment or by Congress’s power to impeach, President Trump needs to be removed from office immediately.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that Democrats were prepared to impeach...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON (KDKA) — Congressman Mike Doyle is co-sponsoring impeachment articles against President Donald Trump for the civil unrest that occurred in the nation’s capital on Wednesday. I have cosponsored articles of impeachment against @realDonaldTrump. He demonstrated yesterday that every day he’s President is a day he will try to overturn the election and undermine our democracy. He must be removed from office immediately. — Mike Doyle (@USRepMikeDoyle) January 7, 2021 Doyle announced just hours earlier that he supports the 25th Amendment being invoked against President Trump in order to remove him from office. Several other high-ranking legislators, including Senator Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, called for Vice President Mike Pence and the President’s Cabinet to use the 25th Amendment. Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey also supports invoking the 25th Amendment against Trump. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota announced on Wednesday that she intended...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON (KDKA) — Congressman Mike Doyle is co-sponsoring impeachment articles against President Donald Trump for the civil unrest that occurred in the nation’s capital on Wednesday. I have cosponsored articles of impeachment against @realDonaldTrump. He demonstrated yesterday that every day he’s President is a day he will try to overturn the election and undermine our democracy. He must be removed from office immediately. — Mike Doyle (@USRepMikeDoyle) January 7, 2021 Doyle announced just hours earlier that he supports the 25th Amendment being invoked against President Trump in order to remove him from office. Several other high-ranking legislators, including Senator Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are called for Vice President Mike Pence and the President’s Cabinet to use the 25th Amendment. Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey also supports invoking the 25th Amendment against Trump. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota announced on Wednesday that she...
    WASHINGTON (CBS SF) – Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) joined a growing number of members of Congress urging the removal of President Donald Trump following Wednesday’s deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. “In calling for this seditious act, the President has committed an unspeakable assault on our nation and its people,” Pelosi said at Thursday’s briefing, urging Vice President Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove Trump from power. Pelosi went on to say that if Pence and the Cabinet do not take action, that Congress may be prepared to impeach Trump for a second time. More details to come.
    Four people died in the riots Donald Trump egged on as he waged his desperate coup attempt. Donald Trump has just 13 days left in office, but at least 54 Democratic members of Congress say his incitement of insurrection at the United States Capitol on Wednesday was so egregious that he must be impeached and removed from office immediately, according to a tally compiled jointly by Daily Kos and the American Independent Foundation. As violent Trump supporters broke into the Capitol and destroyed property, putting lawmakers and the staff that work inside the building at risk, Democratic members of Congress said that Trump's encouragement of the rioting by his supporters required swift action. "The president encouraged a violent attack on the United states Capitol to prevent Congress from exercising our constitutional duties. That's about as impeachable an act as I...
    TALKS have been held by some Cabinet members about invoking the 25th Amendment to which could be used to remove Donald Trump from office, according to a source. Calls for the legislation to be invoked resurfaced after Donald Trump's ripped down fences and breached the US Capitol building on January 6. Read our US Politics live blog for the latest news as the US Capitol building is put into lockdown 8Donald Trump looks on during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, MichiganCredit: Getty Images - Getty What is the 25th amendment? The 25th amendment states: "In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President." In simple terms, it means that if the president is unable to do his job, the vice president will take on his role. "The president, vice...
    Loading the player... Rep. Ilhan Omar and several Democrats are calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment for inciting a coup after a violent, angry mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.  “Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate,” wrote Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota. “We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.” Read More: James Comey: Trump should not be prosecuted after WH exit theGRIO previously reported, the large crowd of men and women sporting MAGA hats, confederate flags and pro-Trump paraphernalia stormed passed on-duty police and forced the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden‘s 306-232 Electoral College win to be postponed. According to CNBC, the U.S. Capitol was finally secured late in the afternoon after hours of chaos and...
    CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta claimed on Wednesday that Donald Trump’s White House had contact with some of the rioters that stormed Capitol Hill after the president’s March to Save America rally nearby. “A source close to the White House who is in touch with some of the rioters at the Capitol said it’s the goal of those involved to stay inside the Capitol through the night,” Acosta claimed. Speculation swirled around who the sources could be — some pointed to GOP operative Roger Stone, the U.S. leader’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko expressed alarm at Acosta’s claim, and author Tomi Ahonen suggested that it could implicate the White House in a coup. “So the President (or his staff) participated in a crime today. This needs IMMEDIATE reaction by law enforcement. SOMEONE from WH has to be perp-walked...
    Bradley Cortright January 6, 2021 0 Comments Congressional Democrats are calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump after hundreds of protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol bringing a screeching halt to proceedings meant to certify the results of the Electoral College vote. But they are not the only ones.  Gov. Phil Scott (R-Vt.) released a statement calling for Trump to resign or be removed. He said, “This is a very disturbing time for our nation. What we are seeing today at the U.S. Capitol is not a peaceful protest — it is an unacceptable attack on our democracy.” “Make no mistake, the President of the United States is responsible for this event. President Trump has orchestrated a campaign to cause an insurrection that overturns the results of a free, fair and legal election,” he continued. Scott noted that there has not been evidence to support Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud. Finally, he said,...
    The invasion of the Capitol by Trump supporters has reignited Democratic impeachment efforts, with the clock ticking on Trump's last two weeks in office.  Two 'squad' members called for Trump's impeachment on Wednesday – and a key Democratic leader didn't rule out the idea. 'When I say all options are on the table, I mean all options should be on the table,' Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY.), chair of the House Democratic Caucus told ABC News.  'Donald J. Trump should immediately be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate as soon as Congress reconvenes,' tweeted Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Minnesota. 'This is dangerous & unacceptable,' she added. 'When I say all options are on the table, I mean all options should be on the table,' Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY.), chair of the House Democratic Caucus told ABC News Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.),...
    Bradley Cortright January 6, 2021 0 Comments Congressional Democrats are calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump after what appeared to be hundreds of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and forced both chambers of Congress to hault proceedings to certify the results of the presidential election. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) says she will introduce articles of impeachment against Trump. In a tweet, she wrote, “I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. “ “We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath,” she added. I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s...
    Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) announced that she will draw up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, adding that the president should be “removed from office.” “I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate,” tweeted Rep. Omar on Wednesday. “We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath,” the congresswoman added. I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath. — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 6, 2021 Omar’s tweet comes moments after President Trump urged his...
    The Lincoln Project joined the calls for President TrumpDonald TrumpWarnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate runoff The Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results MORE’s impeachment on Wednesday as pro-Trump rioters overtook the Capitol building. The anti-Trump GOP group labeled the violence at the Capitol as “the direct responsibility of Donald Trump.”  “The House should immediately impeach Donald Trump for directing and provoking this attack,” The Lincoln Project said in a statement, calling on the Senate to “immediately vote to convict and remove him from office.” The group said all congressional lawmakers who decline to vote to remove Trump from office “should be considered a co-conspirator.” “While our democracy has been under attack since Donald Trump was elected in 2016, today’s domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol highlights just how much Trump and his enablers have...
    Author Matt O’Brien on Wednesday called for Donald Trump to be impeached and removed from office tomorrow in the wake of his supporters storming the Capitol. “We have to make this Donald Trump’s last night as president. Impeach him in the House in the morning, and convict him in the Senate in the afternoon. It’s the bare minimum for a functioning democracy,” he tweeted. O’Brien’s call came in the wake of Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s announcement that she is drawing up articles of impeachment against the president. “Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate,” she tweeted. “We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.” Calls for Trump’s impeachment have grown since his supporters stormed the Capitol after his Wednesday speech at the March...
    Rep. Ilhan Omar drew up articles of impeachment for President Trump following riots on Wednesday. Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, said she will begin drawing up the articles of impeachment. Her announcement was made shortly after rioters stormed the Capitol and clashed with law enforcement, which delayed the certification of the Electoral College for President-elect Joe Biden. "I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment," she said. "Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath." I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and...
    Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar announced she was drawing up Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump after a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building Wednesday. “Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate,” Omar said. “We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath,” Omar added. I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath. — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 6, 2021 Omar’s fellow member of the so-called squad, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, joined in calling for Trump to be...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Rep. Ilhan Omar said, as the U.S. Congress building continued to labor under siege by protesting and rioting pro-Trump supporters, she was drawing up new articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. “Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate,” Omar said. “We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.” Omar’s tweet comes moments after the president released a video calling on the rioters to go home, but also saying that he “loved” them. It has been almost exactly one year since Mr. Trump was cleared of all charges in his impeachment trial. Earlier in the day, she said that objections from lawmakers to the certified results of the 2020 presidential election represent “nothing less than an attack on our republic.”...
    Democrat lawmakers led by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are making a last-minute push to impeach President Trump again, this time for a recording in which he asked Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” votes. In a recording released by the Washington Post on Sunday, President Trump pressed Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to “give him a break” in regards to the nearly 12,000 vote margin between him and President-elect Joe Biden. “The people of Georgia are angry — the people in the country are angry,” Trump said. “And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.” Raffensperger resisted, describing the challenge as an essential problem with Trump’s information. “Well, Mr. President,” he said on the Saturday call, “the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong.” The president resisted, denying any possibility he lost the state in a legitimate count. “There’s no way I...
    It's been a little more than a year since President Donald Trump was impeached and one of the break-out witnesses, Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, said he has no regrets.  'So I think that, in the end, I have no regrets about how things turned out,' Vindman said Monday night on CNN. 'Yes, I left the military unforeseen. I had every intention of staying on - going on to war college. But I think my role may have been, in certain ways, more important in that I was able to do my part - defend this nation in a very meaningful manner and expose corruption by the chief executive.'  'I feel that in that regard that I have served my nation,' Vindman added.  Vindman, the ex-director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, had testified that Trump had made an 'improper' phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25,...
    President Donald Trump on Friday called on the Supreme Court to use its power to award him a second term because the Joe Biden administration will be 'a scandal plagued mess.' Trump made the appeal – which stood outside even the dubious legal arguments being mustered by a Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the election – after disclosures that Joe Biden's son, Hunter, is under federal investigation.  Trump wrote that the revelations now make it 'much easier' for the high court to declare him the winner of the November election.  President Trump is defending his 'perfect' call to Ukraine and demanding the Supreme Court overturn the election 'Now that the Biden Administration will be a scandal plagued mess for years to come, it is much easier for the Supreme Court of the United States to follow the Constitution and do what everybody knows has to be done. They must...
    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.Thursday, Dec. 10From "witch hunt" to "rigged election"On this day, exactly one year ago, House democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, saying that he "betrayed the nation" with his actions toward Ukraine and an obstruction of Congress' investigation.The president responded with this, "WITCH HUNT!" And later at an evening rally in Pennsylvania, Trump mocked the impeachment effort and predicted it would lead to his reelection in 2020. Now his mantra is "rigged election" and he's trying to overturn his defeat. His latest and perhaps...
    VALDOSTA, Georgia — President Donald Trump said Saturday during a campaign rally for the Georgia Senate runoff elections that no one has “fought harder for me” than Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA). The president praised the junior Georgia senator’s fight for Trump’s America First agenda. “When Kelly came in, I didn’t know what to think. There was nobody that fought harder for me,” the president said. The president also described Loeffler as a “trooper.” The president also noted that Loeffler had attacked Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) for prolonging the impeachment trial against Trump. “She is so tough and smart; she even went against Mitt Romney. She didn’t like Mitt Romney too much,” Trump said, which drew strong applause from the crowd of several thousand Trump supporters. Loeffler denounced Romney for calling for additional witnesses during the impeachment trial against Trump. Loeffler said in January that Romney is trying to appease the...
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Friday on MSNBC’s “All In” that the Republican Party had “relinquished its constitutional duty and become a cult,” referring to its loyalty to President Donald Trump. Schiff said, “In terms of the Republicans in Congress, you know, as you pointed out during the trial, Chris, we warned that he tried to cheat in the election and got caught. He tried to get Ukraine to help him cheat, and he would do it again. That’s exactly what he’s doing. The Republicans who, you know, many of whom acknowledge that he had been proven guilty of the charges and then went on to say as what you’ve pointed out that, well, let’s let the voters decide, now that the voters have decided, that’s still not good enough for them. The only remaining ideology, Chris, that we have seen of these Republican enablers is...
    Hollywood director Judd Apatow teamed up with lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) to encourage people to vote in the 2020 election. Apatow, who recently called President Donald Trump a “mass murderer,” hosted Schiff in a video posted to Twitter, in which Schiff — once an aspiring screenwriter — touts his “personal brand of comedy,” calling it “subversive, yet relatable.” Rep .@AdamSchiff attempts humor in this video we made for https://t.co/hYaQsyqaoY. They have all tools and information you need to register and vote. Link in bio. pic.twitter.com/OLa72WGUas — Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 19, 2020 He then offers an impression of White House communications director-turned-enemy Anthony Scaramucci, Kellyanne Conway, and Rudy Giuliani, all of which sounded the same. Next, he shows how he can “remove” his thumb. Later, Schiff offers to perform a “TikTok dance” and pretends to play “Chopsticks” on an electric piano. At one point, he insists on being...
    After hinting at possible impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she is not considering another inquiry, Fox News reported. “I don’t think he’s worth the trouble at this point,” she told reporters on the one-year anniversary of her announcement of the first probe. Pelosi floated the possible second impeachment during a Sunday interview on ABC News’ This Week. Her hint came amid the Republican Party’s push to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which has been met with fierce backlash from Democrats. On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pushed back on Pelosi’s hint at another attempt at impeaching Trump. “I will make you this one promise, listening to the speaker on television this weekend, if she tries to move for an impeachment based upon the president following the Constitution, I think there will be a move on the floor to...
    In an interview with Elle published on Thursday, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi discussed her contentious relationship with President Donald Trump. Trump has frequently insulted Pelosi, nicknaming her “Crazy Nancy.” He has also called the top Democrat “Nervous Nancy” and described her as unhinged. In her interview with Elle, Pelosi addressed these insults, asserting that the commander-in-chief is projecting when he belittles his political opponents. “I have no interest in what he calls people, because he’s always projecting,” Pelosi said. “He knows he’s crazy; it’s so self-evident. Everything he calls anybody — ‘lazy,’ ‘crazy.’ Quite frankly, I don’t pay that much attention to him.” “I think it’s really a sad, sick situation,” she added. At the beginning of Trump’s presidency, Pelosi said, the two politicians tried to find common ground. “I thought, If he cared, I could show him how he could take credit for things,” the...
    President Donald Trump on Monday attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as 'crazy' after she refused to rule out impeaching him in a gambit that could be used to stall a Supreme Court confirmation process.  Trump blasted the idea – which has some political risks and practical flaws – as he defended his infamous July 25, 2019 call with the president of Ukraine that was the subject of the Democratic impeachment effort as 'perfect.' '@SenateGOP Crazy Nancy Pelosi wants to Impeach me if I fulfill my Constitutional Obligation to put forth a Nominee for the vacated seat on the United States Supreme Court. This would be a FIRST, even crazier than being Impeached for making a PERFECT phone call to Ukrainian Pres,' Trump tweeted Monday morning. The blast came hours after Pelosi refused to rule out impeachment as one of the 'options' Democrats could avail themselves of in an effort to...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday refused to rule out pushing forward a privileged impeachment resolution that would have the effect of eating up Senate floor time and potentially stalling a Supreme Court nomination.  'We have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I'm not about to discuss right now but the fact is we have a big challenge in our country,' she told ABC's 'This Week' when asked about the prospect. 'This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election," Pelosi continued. "Our main goal would be to protect the integrity of the election as we protect the people from the coronavirus."  Host George Stephanopoulos had asked the speaker about impeaching either Trump or Attorney General Bill Barr as part of a strategy to slow the nomination, with Senate Democrats holding little leverage to act on their own, and President Donald Trump saying...
    President Donald Trump reached a 53 percent job approval rating on Friday — a figure not seen since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the impeachment inquiry last September, Rasmussen Reports revealed. The president’s job approval has been on the upswing in recent weeks, reaching a high of 53 percent on Friday. Of those, 44 percent “strongly” approve. Trump has not experienced a job approval percentage that high since September 24, 2019, the same day Pelosi announced the House’s formal impeachment inquiry — an effort that ultimately failed: Reader Alert: The last time @POTUS daily job approval % reached todays level, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a press conference & announced a house impeachment inquiry.https://t.co/BWAQX7AKFS — Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) September 18, 2020 Months later, on December 5, 2019, Pelosi announced that Democrats would begin drafting the articles of impeachment. “The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution,” Pelosi said in...
     Former national security official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman called President Donald Trump a 'useful idiot' for Vladimir Putin in his first interview since serving as a star impeachment witness. Vindman, who testified in Congress about Trump's infamous call with the president of Ukraine, spoke about his time on the Trump national security council as a Ukraine expert.    'President Trump should be considered to be a useful idiot and a fellow traveler, which makes him an unwitting agent of Putin,' Vindman told the Atlantic. Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, former director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, said in an interview President Trump 'should be considered to be a useful idiot and a fellow traveler' for Russia's Vladimir Putin He describes Trump as an 'admirer' of the Russian strongman – and says Putin is able to have a hold over Trump even without the presence of any 'dirt'...
    Former national security lawyer Lt. Col. Yevegeny Vindman has filed a whistleblower report claiming he suffered retaliation for flagging ethics issues and accusing White House national security advisor Robert O'Brien of making 'demeaning' comments toward female staff. Vindman, the twin brother of impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, spelled out the accusations in a report he filed with the Acting Pentagon inspector General – claiming he was kept out of key meetings and ultimately forced out of his job after bringing ethics concerns to higher-ups.  Like his brother, Vindman also raised concerns about President Donald Trump's July 25, 2019 phone call with the head of Ukraine where Trump asked President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his 2020 political rival Joe Biden. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien would 'inappropriately comment on women’s looks, ‘talk down’ to women and exclude women from meetings' according to a complaint filed by Lt. Col. Yevegeny...
    Impeachment witness Alexander Vindman is speaking out against what he called “a campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation by President Donald Trump and his allies” after he decided to testify before Congress, cutting short a promising career and leading to his retirement from the military last month. Writing in an op-ed published in Saturday’s Washington Post, the lieutenant colonel opened up about what he described as a painful experience after he chose to come forward about his knowledge of Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which he pushed for an investigation of Joe Biden. That call ultimately led to a congressional inquiry that ended with Trump being impeached by the House and ultimately acquitted in a Senate trial. Vindman had announced last month that he was leaving the military, with his attorney releasing a statement saying that it was clear that his future within the institution would...
    President Donald Trump faced harsh criticism for his tweet today, suggesting that the November 3 presidential election be postponed due to his concerns over ballots cast by mail. Both Democrats and Republicans have called him out for his words. Steven Calabresi, the founder of the Federalist Society, even called Trump’s suggestion grounds for immediate re-impeachment unless he relents. Calabresi laid out his impressive conservative credentials in the New York Times opinion piece. Since 1980, the Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law professor professed that he has voted Republican in every presidential election. Among those names he cast a ballot for are Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Trump. Also, Calabresi expressed his opposition to Trump’s impeachment last fall, and he believed that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election wasn’t constitutional. Several people, including former Vice President Joe...
    In an interview with MSNBC broadcast on Friday, former United States Attorney Barbara McQuad argued that President Donald Trump should be impeached, even if he loses reelection, Raw Story reported. McQuad appeared on Rachel Maddow’s show hours after Trump commuted his former adviser Roger Stone’s prison sentence. Discussing the Stone situation, McQuade pointed out that Attorney General William Barr’s Department of Justice has explicitly said that a sitting president cannot be indicted. However, she posited, “one could make an argument that this is bribery, pure, and simple.” According to McQuade, this is why Trump could potentially be charged with a crime after he leaves the White House, given that the statue of limitations for bribery is five years. Impeachment is another option, she said. Even though Republicans in the United States Senate have made it clear that they would not vote to convict a Republican president, this option would still...
    Madison Summers July 9, 2020 0 Comments Democratic lawmakers are taking a swipe at President Donald Trump following the announcement from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman of his retirement from the U.S. military. Vindman, who was a witness during the impeachment hearings, made the news known on Wednesday, where his lawyer also wrote in a statement, “After more than 21 years of military service, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman is retiring today after it has been made clear that his future within the institution he has dutifully served will be forever limited.” In response, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement that history will remember Vindman as “an American patriot, who proved his heroism both on the battlefield when he earned a Purple Heart and in the House impeachment trial when he spoke truth to power.” She then went on to slam Trump for his “shameful firing” of Vindman,...
    John Bolton appeared on Wednesday’s episode of The View, where he was confronted by the show’s host for three full segments. As The Daily Beast reports, Whoopi Goldberg, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin, and Joy Behar took the former national security adviser to task for everything from the title of his book to his refusal to testify against President Donald Trump. Bolton has faced backlash for opting not to testify during the impeachment trial of the president, waiting instead to reveal the details that he knew in his tell-all book, and the women of the show added their voices to that criticism. Goldberg went after Bolton after he confirmed that he knew that Trump had agreed to release aid to Ukraine in order to get information about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. The host criticized Bolton for holding this information while the impeachment trial was going...