Beutler said Trump hadn't taken "any action to curb the threats" and noted the president tweeted criticism of the vice president while "the riot was in full swing & a mob was in the Capitol hunting Mike Pence." She also shared videos of the riot to underline her point. … [Read more...] about GOP Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Explains Why She Backed Donald Trump Impeachment
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Why it matters: The survey shows why Trump could run again in 2024 (and possibly win) if he isn’t convicted — or banned from holding federal office — by the Senate. It also shows the peril and opportunity for institutionalists like McConnell trying to reclaim the GOP. … [Read more...] about Poll: Republicans Overwhelmingly Side with President Trump over Mitch McConnell
If his term is over, why is Congress bothering to impeach? Lets be honest: rage. Trump’s incitement of violence on January 6 was a direct attack on . . . Congress. If someone encouraged a mob attack on you, would you let that slide? No. Since Vice President Mike Pence chose not to invoke the 25th Amendment as a mechanism to remove Trump from office, this is Congress’s most practical way to kick back. … [Read more...] about Smart talking points: What happens next with President Trump’s impeachment?
McConnell released a memo last week detailing the timeline of the anticipated impeachment trial, which said House impeachment managers would “exhibit” the article of impeachment on January 19 or 20 and the Senate would “proceed to consideration” of the article at 1:00 p.m. the following day, so officially beginning the trial on January 20 or 21, after Trump has already left office. … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell Will Not Convene Senate Early, Pushing Trump Impeachment Trial into Biden’s Term
These double standards, this raging hypocrisy, these lies of commission and omission, might have worked 15 years ago, might have bamboozled the public once upon a time, but not anymore. The shamelessly dishonest corporate media no longer have the power to move the public opinion needle — not even by a point. … [Read more...] about Nolte: Rasmussen Poll Shows No Slip in Support for President Trump
At least four Republican senators have publicly expressed concerns about Trump’s actions, but others have signaled their preference to move on. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., issued a statement saying he opposes impeachment against a president who has left office. Trump ally Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is building support for an alternative of launching a commission to investigate the siege. … [Read more...] about Trump impeachment trial to focus on his attacks on election
"Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution." … [Read more...] about Americans Back Liz Cheney’s Admonishment of Donald Trump After Capitol Violence: Poll
This is more than a matter of ceremony. The person in the chair during an impeachment trial is in a position to make binding rulings on procedural objections and questions of constitutional law. In Trump’s second trial, a very big question of constitutional law will be whether (as many conservative legal wizards argue) the authority to hold an impeachment trial vanishes the moment its object is no longer in office. Without a doubt Trump’s defenders will make that argument, perhaps in a motion to dismiss the charges and end the trial. It could matter a great deal whether it’s Roberts ruling on that motion, which would virtually have the authority of a Supreme Court decision on an obscure topic never litigated in the federal courts; or it’s Harris or Leahy, who are very unlikely to put a halt to a trial that every single House Democrat deemed necessary in the impeachment vote. … [Read more...] about Who Will Be in Charge of Trump’s Impeachment Trial?
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On the trial coinciding with Biden's term beginning, Dr. Clodagh Harrington, an associate professor in American politics at De Montfort University, told Newsweek: "I believe this would pose a problem for Biden as it flies in the face of his Country Before Party approach. Clearly the ten Republicans that sided with the Democrat counterparts have moved the partisan dial, but not by a huge amount. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Senate Trial Threatens Joe Biden’s Push for Unity, Cabinet Appointments