Republicans

McConnell Floats February Date For Trump’s Trial

ABC News reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to present a proposal to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to delay the start of the impeachment trial of former President Trump until February, multiple sources familiar with the plan tell CBS News. This would give impeachment managers and Mr. Trump’s defense at least a week to prepare. McConnell floated the proposal …

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Dems Hit Hawley And Cruz With Ethics Complaints

The Washington Post reports: Seven Democratic senators on Thursday lodged an ethics complaint against two of their Republican colleagues, Sens. Ted Cruz (Tex.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.), for their actions ahead of the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. In a letter to Sens. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.), the chair and vice-chair …

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Left Off Trump’s Pardon List, Texas AG Vows To Fight Biden’s “Many Unconstitutional And Illegal Actions”

The Dallas Morning News reports: A federal investigation against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton remains in play after his name was absent Wednesday from a last-minute list of pardons in the waning hours of Donald Trump’s presidency. The investigation centers on allegations that Paxton committed bribery, abuse of office and other crimes. Paxton’s top deputies reported him to the FBI …

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REVENGE: Liz Cheney Gets 2022 Primary Challenger

Fox News reports: Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., one of the top Republicans in the House of Representatives, has a primary challenger for the 2022 election after voting to impeach President Donald Trump. Wyoming state Sen. Anthony Bouchard threw his hat in the ring, according to a statement of candidacy filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission. Bouchard has represented District …

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17 Freshman GOP Reps Offer To Work With Biden

The Washington Post reports: A group of 17 House Republican freshmen, led by Rep. Beth Van Duyne (Tex.) wrote to Biden on Wednesday, congratulating him on his presidency and offering to work with him on issues where they can find common ground. “After two impeachments, lengthy inter-branch investigations, and, most recently, the horrific attack on our nation’s capital, it is …

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Hawley Blocks Quick Vote On Biden DHS Sec Nominee

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) blocked the Senate from giving Biden’s choice for homeland security secretary a quick confirmation, forcing him to go through the full committee vetting process, because of Hawley’s objections to Biden’s immigration policies. There was a desire to have Alejandro N. Mayorkas in place quickly because of the importance of the post. Hawley …

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Ted Cruz Pissed That Rioters Rifled Through His Desk

The Washington Post reports: “I think it was a terrorist attack on the Capitol, and it was despicable, and anyone who committed acts of violence should be fully prosecuted and should go jail for a long time,” Cruz told the Washington Examiner when asked about the young men who went through his desk. Video shot by a New Yorker reporter …

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QAnon Rep Said Parkland Massacre Was “False Flag”

Media Matters reports: In a previously unreported interaction, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) agreed with a 2018 Facebook comment that the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was actually a “false flag” planned event. In a separate Facebook post in 2018, Greene also claimed: “I am told that Nancy Pelosi tells Hillary Clinton several …

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McConnell Says DC Rioters Were “Provoked” By Trump

CNBC News reports: President Donald Trump and others provoked the swarms of his supporters that stormed the U.S. Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people,” McConnell said on the Senate floor, which two weeks earlier had been evacuated after the crowd of rioters invaded …

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Top Lawmakers To Attend Mass With Biden Tomorrow

CNN reports: Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer will attend a church service with President-elect Joe Biden tomorrow, at St. Matthews in Washington, DC, according to sources. Biden invited both McConnell and Schumer. CNN has previously reported that Biden and McConnell men have been in contact as Biden prepares to take office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi …

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TX Gov Rages About “Disrespectful” Vetting Of Troops

Dallas’s CBS News affiliate reports: Gov. Greg Abbott is not happy the Department of Defense and FBI are vetting the more than 1,000 Texas National Guard members sent to Washington, DC to help secure the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Gov. Abbott called the guard members, “disrespected,” and said he may never send them to DC …

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Right Wing Publisher Picks Up Josh Hawley’s Book

Fox News reports: Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., will publish his book “The Tyranny of Big Tech” through conservative Regnery Publishing after Simon & Schuster dropped him following the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Regnery announced on Monday. “It’s discouraging to see [Simon & Schuster] cower before the ‘woke mob,’ as Sen. Hawley correctly calls it. Regnery …

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FLORIDA: Moving Trucks Arrive At Mar-A-Lago [VIDEO]

West Palm Beach’s CBS News affiliate reports: Several large moving trucks arrived at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club on Palm Beach Monday morning. Police expect Trump to arrive in South Florida on Inauguration Day. Heavy security was apparent with a United States of America helicopter and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office helicopter hovering over Mar-a-Lago, along with law enforcement patrol …

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Dem Says QAnon Rep Gave Capitol Tour Before Riots

Mediaite reports: A House Democrat is suggesting that GOP colleague Rep. Lauren Boebert (CO) may have helped the Capitol rioters scope out the building ahead of the attack. Speaking with Jim Sciutto on CNN Monday, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) stated that Boebert led a number of people through the Capitol on a guided tour in the days leading up to …

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Twitter Suspends QAnon Freak Over Election Fraud Lies

The Washington Examiner reports: Newly-elected Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, an ardent supporter of President Trump’s bid to expose voter and ballot fraud, has been punished by Twitter for blaming the defeat of two Georgia senators on state leaders for failing to “fix our elections.” Greene has been cheering on Trump’s claims that the election was rigged to make …

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Graham: Pardoning Rioters Would “Destroy Trump”

“There are a lot of people urging the president to pardon folks who participated in defiling the Capitol, the rioters. “I don’t care if you went there and spread flowers on the floor, you breached the security of the Capitol, you interrupted a joint session of Congress. “You tried to intimidate, assault, you should be prosecuted to the fullest extent …

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GOP Rep: “Trump Put All Our Lives At Risk” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Newly-seated Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said Sunday that President Trump “put all of our lives at risk” with his rhetoric before the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. Mace made the comment while discussing a bipartisan effort to censure Trump, which she said Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had overruled in favor of impeaching Trump a second …

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Ben Sasse: QAnon Will Destroy The GOP From Within

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse writes for The Atlantic: If and when the House sends its article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, I will be a juror in his trial, and thus what I can say in advance is limited. But no matter what happens in that trial, the Republican Party faces a separate reckoning. Until last week, many …

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Rand Paul: If Trump’s Convicted, It’ll Destroy The GOP

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Rand Paul warned of a mass exodus from the Republican Party if GOP senators come together with Democrats to convict President Trump in a second impeachment trial, even after he leaves office next week. The Kentucky Republican told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that he believes one-third of the party will leave if Trump’s conviction …

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“Horrified” Florida Hotel Cancels Hawley Fundraiser

The Hill reports: Loews Hotels said Saturday that it is canceling a planned fundraiser for Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) at one of its properties next month over his objections to the Electoral College results. The hospitality company in a statement suggested that it believes Hawley’s objections in Congress to the election results based on unsupported allegations of widespread voter fraud …

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