Tag Archives: GOP

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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Trump Talked Out Of Pardons For Family, GOP Reps

CNN reports: Huddled for a lengthy meeting with his legal advisers, Trump was warned the pardons he once hoped to bestow upon his family and even himself would place him in a legally perilous position, convey the appearance of guilt and potentially make him more vulnerable to reprisals. So, too, was Trump warned that pardons for Republican lawmakers who had …

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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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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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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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Pelosi: Reps Who “Abetted” Rioters May Be Prosecuted

The New York Daily News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised the possibility Friday of criminal prosecutions of Republican lawmakers if they are found to have provided Capitol tours to people who took part in the Capitol riots. Speaking to reporters a week after a MAGA mob ransacked the Capitol and days after the House voted to impeach President Trump, …

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James Lankford Sorry For Questioning Election Results

Tulsa World reports: U.S. Sen. James Lankford apologized to Black Tulsans on Thursday for not recognizing that his involvement in questioning presidential election results would offend them. In a letter addressed to “My friends in North Tulsa,” Lankford acknowledges that his actions “caused a firestorm of suspicion among many of my friends, particularly in Black communities around the state. I …

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DOJ Launches Helpful Site Listing Arrested Rioters

The Hill reports: The Justice Department’s Office of Public Affairs on Thursday launched a new webpage listing every defendant facing charges in Washington, D.C., over their alleged roles in last week’s violent pro-Trump riot at the Capitol. The page lists the name of each defendant, along with their specific charges, place of residency, the case status and the date the …

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GOP Rep Who Voted For Impeachment: We Expect Attempts To Kill Us, We’re Buying Body Armor [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Freshman Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI), who was one of 10 House Republicans to vote in favor of impeaching President Trump, said he and his colleagues are buying body armor and getting armed security. “I have colleagues who are now traveling with armed escorts… many of us are altering our routines, working to get body armor,” he …

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Pelosi: $5-10K Fines For Evading House Metal Detectors

From House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced that, when returning to session on January 21, the House will vote on a rule change mandating fines for Members who refuse to follow new screening protocols for House Chamber: “On behalf of the House, I express my deepest gratitude to the U.S. Capitol Police for the valor that they …

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Impeachment Roll Call Voting

The final roll call voting has begun: The debate has ended, and the House is voting now on an impeachment resolution that would make Trump the first President in United States history to be impeached for a second time for his role in last week’s Capitol attack. Voting is expected to take between 60 to 90 minutes to complete. The …

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McConnell Rejects Emergency Impeachment Session

The Associated Press reports: If the House impeaches President Donald Trump, a Senate trial on whether to convict him of inciting insurrection seems all but certain to have to wait until President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated. That’s the word from a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The spokesman says aides to the Kentucky Republican have told Senate Minority …

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REPORT: White House Intimidating Republicans Who “Fear For Their Lives” If They Vote For Impeachment

And not one of us is surprised: A Republican source said they expect about 10-20 House Republicans to vote for impeachment. The source went on to say that the White House is putting huge pressure on members, and that members are saying “they want to vote to impeach but they legitimately fear for their lives and their families’ lives.” This …

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Jordan Plots Ousting Cheney From GOP Leadership

CNN reports: Rep. Jim Jordan, a staunch Trump ally on Capitol Hill, told reporters he thinks Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney should be ousted from her leadership position after she said she’d support impeaching the President. “I think she’s totally wrong,” he said. “I think there should be a conference and have a second vote on that,” he added. Some …

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Dem Rep Claims She Saw GOP Reps Lead Visitors On “Reconnaissance” Capitol Tour On Day Before Riots

Politico reports: Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) said Tuesday that she witnessed colleagues escorting people through the Capitol on Jan. 5 for what she described as “reconnaissance” ahead of the next day’s violent insurrection that left five dead. In a 13-minute Facebook video billed as an address to her constituents about the House’s efforts to hold President Donald Trump accountable for …

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GOP Reps Protest New Metal Detectors In US House

NBC News reports: Several Republican members of Congress on Tuesday complained about — or outright bypassed — the metal detectors to enter the House floor, which were ordered put in place by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after last week’s deadly riot at the Capitol. Ahead of a House vote Tuesday evening calling for Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the …

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NYT: McConnell Pleased At Dem Move To Impeach

The New York Times reports: Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting …

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GOP Rep. Liz Cheney: I Will Vote To Impeach Trump

The Associated Press reports: Republican Rep. Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The Wyoming congresswoman, the No. 3 Republican in the House, said in a statement late Tuesday that Trump “summoned” the mob that attacked the Capitol last week, “assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack.” She says, “Everything that followed was …

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