“The Senate will conduct a trial on the impeachment of Donald Trump,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
GOP members are backing a bid to dismiss Trump’s trial by claiming it’s unconstitutional.
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Liz Cheney’s problems pile up
Trump’s allies in the House are moving quickly to try to oust her from GOP leadership.
Prosecutors say Samuel Camargo, 26, posted videos on Instagram showing him trying to force his way into the Capitol during the Jan. 6 assault and later displayed a piece of metal that he said came from the historic building.
The president is hiring a respected legal hand with a familiarity on voting laws as a Senate trial nears.
The new president is not receiving the bipartisan embrace he’s long sought.
Democrats are requesting an investigation into the pair of senators over their objections to the election results.
Austin, who retired in 2016, requires a waiver to the law that he be out of uniform for seven years before becoming Pentagon chief.
“I’m not going to be telling you when it was going,” she told reporters.
“I don’t believe he provoked it if you listen to what he said at the rally,” House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters on Thursday.
Biggs had organized a 2019 rally in Portland, Oregon, in which more than 1,000 far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators faced off.
A handful of House members who were in the chamber recount how they fought off rioters during the deadly Jan. 6 attacks.
Biden, Pelosi and Schumer have a tough decision to make on their legislative strategy.
“Chuck Schumer is the majority leader and he should be treated like majority leader.”
But Tom Cotton is resisting quick confirmation for now.
Kamala Harris will break any ties amid a 50-50 split.
A person close to the process emphasized that a final decision has not been made.
“Presidents’ words are important. They weigh a ton,” the House speaker said, addressing the deadly violence.
“My focus has been and will continue to be working for the people of North Carolina during this difficult time for our nation,” he says.
A series of low-key confirmation hearings may reflect a shift in Washington’s political atmosphere.
House Democrats have little margin for error after losing ground in November’s elections.
Buy-in from both party leaders is needed, particularly ahead of Trump’s impeachment trial.
“The mob was fed lies,” the majority leader says.
Instead, the panel will likely hold a closed-door briefing with the nominee, according to two aides.
Alejandro Mayorkas will acknowledge the “horrifying” Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, according to his prepared testimony.
From questions about trying a former president to whether conviction is a real possibility, the proceedings will be different than the first time.
The threat from pro-Trump extremists has increased the sense of urgency for lawmakers.
Smoke that was later determined to be from a homeless camp led to a brief lockdown of the Capitol complex and upended an inauguration rehearsal.
The Georgia Republican, who has embraced QAnon, baselessly said the Nov. 3 election had been stolen in a tweet that was restricted “due to a risk of violence.”
The Trump ally tells the Democratic leader the proceeding against a former president is unconstitutional and will impede “the healing of this great nation.”
Former presidents are traditionally accorded the privilege.
He expects Democrats to attempt “the most aggressive socialized policy effort in the history of the country.”
“The Committees will conduct robust oversight to understand what warning signs may have been missed,” the House committee leaders said in a letter.
GOP senators are largely without leadership guidance over how to judge Donald Trump during the second impeachment trial.
Following a five-hour hearing, Richard Barnett, 60, won permission to return home as he awaits trial on charges of entering Capitol grounds with a stun-gun, disorderly conduct and theft.
The clashing factions of the freshman class reflect the broader fight within the party.
Some Democrats are uniting behind censuring the pair of Republicans once they’re in the majority.
The speaker also wouldn’t comment on when she would transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the announcement Friday, ahead of next week’s presidential inauguration.
Promoted to staff director of the committee in 2017, Shalanda Young was the first Black woman to serve in the post.
Rick Scott has immediately come under fire for voting to object to the presidential election results in Pennsylvania after last week’s Capitol riot.
The language was included in a filing in federal district court in Arizona, intended to deny bail to Jacob Anthony Chansley, a man they describe as “an active participant in” and “the most prominent symbol of” the insurrection.
The National Guard said it has deployed 7,000 members from states across the country to provide support for Biden’s inauguration.
The minority leader is against calls for ousting the No. 3 House Republican over her vote to impeach President Donald Trump.
The Senate’s procedural hurdles raise the difficulty for Joe Biden’s Cabinet and early legislative priorities to be approved quickly.
“President Trump’s words incited violence, which led to the injury and deaths of Americans,” she says.
It’s still his party, but stewards of a more traditional brand of conservatism made their presence known in the impeachment vote.
The House is likely to vote Wednesday to impeach the president.
The possibility of the top Senate Republican going against a president of his own party is a striking indication of the tumult within the GOP.
The Florida man who nabbed the lectern was arrested last Friday.

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