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Romney says that Trump impeachment trial is 'constitutional' and needed 'for accountability, truth, and justice'

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah). Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Mitt Romney says that a Senate impeachment trial held after Trump's departure is constitutional. The House impeached Trump for "incitement of insurrection" for his role in the Capitol riots. Romney voted to convict Trump of abuse of power in the former president's first impeachment trial. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Mitt Romney did not reveal if he would vote to convict former Presi...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Senate, Trends, Ukraine, Gop, House, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Chris Wallace, Romney, Senate Republicans


GOP Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed Trump's impeachment trial as 'stupid'

Sen. Marco Rubio. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Bloomberg via Getty Images Sen. Marco Rubio said that a Senate impeachment trial for Trump is "stupid." "The first chance I get to vote to end this trial I'll do it," the Florida Republican said. Rubio said a trial would be "very bad" for America and counterproductive to passing legislation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida on Sunday said he would quickly reject the article of impeachment against f...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Gop, House, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Fox News, Republican Party


Trump to use threat of the new Patriot Party to pressure Republican senators not to convict him in an impeachment trial: Report

President Donald Trump addresses guests at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images Trump is threatening to create a new political party, reported The Washington Post.  He plans to use the Patriot Party as leverage over GOP senators, so they don't convict him in his impeachment trial. Unlike other former presidents, Trump has signaled that he will continue to play an active role in politics.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. F...
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GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy says that 'everybody across this country has some responsibility' for Capitol riots

President Donald Trump speaks as he joined by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the Rose Garden of the White House on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a recent interview that "everybody across this country" is to blame for the Capitol riots. McCarthy pointed to Trump, Democrats, social media, and botched public safety efforts in his reasoning. He then stressed that Trump "had some responsibility whe...
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McConnell blamed Trump for inciting the Capitol riot, but the senator - and everyone else who refused to acknowledge Biden's win - was complicit too

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters as Senate Republican leaders hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 1, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters On Tuesday, McConnell blamed Trump for inciting the mob that violently stormed the US Capitol. But incitement of the mob started with lies about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. Republicans who did not admit Biden's win, and let those lies spread unchecked, are complicit. Visit Business Insider's h...
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Republicans are arguing that Biden violates his call for unity unless he pushes policies they like

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event on economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House January 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Bringing a sense of unity to US politics was a central theme of President Joe Biden's inaugural address.  Now that he's working to implement his campaign promises, the GOP says Biden is undermining that call.  Critics say the GOP is misconstruing what Biden meant by "unity," and asking t...
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Democrats may have regained the Senate, but McConnell is blocking them from taking up Biden's agenda

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Drew Angerer/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is wielding any power he can to block Democrats' from carrying out their agenda. Democrats are pushing back on McConnell's demands now that they're in full control of Congress and the White House. The standoff has put the Senate at an impasse at the start of Biden's presidency.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Top Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is wielding an...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, House, Arizona, Mitch McConnell, Biden


The House will transmit the article of impeachment charging Trump with incitement to the US Senate on Monday

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak after a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The House will transmit an article of impeachment for Trump to the Senate on January 25.  Majority Leader Schumer announced the news Friday on the Senate floor.  The Senate must begin its impeachment trial by 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted.  Visit Business Insider's homep...
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The House will transmit the article of impeachment charging Trump with incitement to the Senate on Monday

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The House will transmit an article of impeachment for Trump to the Senate on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the news on Friday. The Senate must begin its impeachment trial by 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House will transmit the article of impeachment charging former President Donald Trump with i...
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Trump impeachment charge will be delivered on Monday, Schumer says

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will deliver an impeachment charge against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, rejecting Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s request for a delay. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who displaced McConnell as the chamber’s leader after Democrats won two Georgia runoff elections this month, announced the move on the Senate floor but did not say when Trump’s second impeachment tri...
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Over 1 million more people watched Biden's inauguration than Trump's

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump Alex Wong, Alex Edelman/Getty Images Early Nielsen numbers show that Biden's inauguration got better TV ratings than Trump's. Biden's ceremony had almost 40 million viewers — about 4% more than his predecessor. MSNBC and CNN quadrupled and tripled their ratings, respectively, while Fox News' fell. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden's inauguration secured over 1 million more viewers than former Presid...
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McConnell wants to push impeachment trial to February

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by a week or more to give the former president time to review the case. House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riots have signaled they want a quick trial as President Joe Biden begins his term, saying a full reckoning is necessary before the country — and the Congres...
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McConnell reportedly wants to ask Schumer to delay the start of Trump's impeachment trial until February

From left to right: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to delay Trump's impeachment trial until February, CBS News reported. Trump was impeached for incitement of insurrection, but Pelosi hasn't sent the article of impeachment to the Senate yet. McConnell is one of several Republicans who may vote to convict Trump and bar him from public offi...
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GOP wrestles with the post-Trump future

By Steve Peoples | Associated Press For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding. The shift to minority status is always difficult, prompting debates over who is to blame for losing the last election. But the process is especially intense as Republicans confront profound questions about what the party stands for without Donald...
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The Republicans who could determine Trump's political fate in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The Senate is set to begin an impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump. At least half a dozen Republican senators have signaled a willingness to hold Trump accountable for the Capitol siege. All eyes are on Sens. Mitch McConnell, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Pat Toomey, and Ben Sasse. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a Senate impeachment trial looms for former...
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Biden's unrivaled ability to work with Senate Republicans like Mitch McConnell will define his presidency

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on as US President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address at the US Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Democrats now have control of the White House and Congress after Joe Biden's inauguration and the Georgia Senate elections. This makes things easier for Biden's administration, but don't be fooled, as he'll still need to exhibit an ability to be bipartisan. Biden's relationship with Senate Minority Leader Mi...
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Trump spent Inauguration Day fretting over his Senate impeachment trial and asking allies which Republicans could vote against him, report says

Former first lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump arrive in Florida during President Joe Biden's inauguration. Noam Galai/Getty Trump spent Inauguration Day worrying about his Senate impeachment trial, The Daily Beast reported. He reportedly spent the day asking allies for help and asking if some Republicans might turn on him. If the Senate votes to impeach Trump, he could be forever barred from running for office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Pre...
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Biden enters the White House for the first time since being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump officially departed Washington, DC, on Wednesday morning and his succes...
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Biden enters White House for first time since being sworn in as 46th US president

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on the steps of the US Capitol after he was sworn in as the 46th US president. DAVID TULIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Presid...
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Biden faces a set of massive economic and health crises - and his stimulus plan will test a vow to work with Republicans in Congress

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP Biden's vow to work with Republicans will be quickly tested with his new stimulus package. "Biden is inheriting among the worst crises a president has stepped into," a former top economic advisor to Obama said. Nearly 10 million fewer Americans are employed due to the pandemic and millions more are receiving unemployment benefits. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Now sworn in, President Joe Biden ...
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On Biden’s day, U.S. capital swiftly pivots to life after Trump

WASHINGTON — Quite suddenly, if only for a freeze-frame moment, everything old was new again, starting when Joe Biden stepped outside into his day and Donald Trump vanished inside Air Force One for his flight to private life in Florida. Democratic and Republican leaders worshipped together at church, just one tradition dusted off. The centuries-old rituals of a peaceful transfer of power unfolded from the high platform of the flag-bedecked Capitol, still recovering from insurrection. A law e...
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After being sworn in, Biden pledges to 'be a president for all Americans'

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump officially departed Washington, DC, on Wednesday morning and his succes...
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LIVE: After being sworn in, Biden pledges to 'be a president for all Americans'

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office shortly before noon ET on Wednesday. Biden's inauguration came as Washington, DC was on lockdown after outgoing President Trump incited a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Presiden...
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Latest on Inauguration: Biden says in first address as president ‘Democracy has prevailed’

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden says “democracy has prevailed” in a country reeling amid a pandemic and a violent melee two weeks ago at the U.S. Capitol. In his first remarks as president, Biden said Wednesday that his swearing-in marks a...
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Latest on Inauguration Day: Biden, Harris arrive at Capitol with their families

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has arrived at the U.S. Capitol ahead of his inauguration as the United States’ 46th president. Biden and his wife, Jill, arrived at the complex on Wednesday morning, about 90 minutes before his noon swearing-in ceremony. They were accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and were greeted by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. The president-elect’s motorcade wound its way through a mostly deserted Washington follo...
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Latest on Inauguration Day: Acting attorney general resigns as Biden enters

WASHINGTON — Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will resign when President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office. The Justice Department says Rosen’s resignation goes into effect at noon Wednesday. Rosen has run the department since former Attorney General William Barr resigned on Dec. 23. He was previously the deputy attorney general and deputy transportation secretary. Rosen has kept a low profile since he assumed the top job at the Justice Department. He has not held a press conference ...
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LIVE: Trump's most loyal congressional allies are seen arriving at Biden's inauguration

Congressional members and guests arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool President Trump left Washington, D.C. on Wednesday ahead of President-elect Biden's inauguration. The end of Trump's presidency comes as Washington, DC is on lockdown after a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
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Biden inauguration: Donald Trump leaves White House for the last time as president – live

Biden to be sworn in amid turmoil and loss in USBiden prepares ambitious agenda even as he cleans up Trump’s messInauguration day: a guide to what to expectMilitarized US Capitol being called a ‘war zone’Trump will be first president since Nixon to miss inaugurationSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.30pm GMT The presidential helicopter has landed at the military air field now where Donald Trump plans a brief speech and farewell event.The famous green helicopter is...
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LIVE: Trump wishes Americans a 'good life' before boarding Air Force One for final time ahead of Biden's inauguration

Outgoing President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Trump left Washington, D.C. on Wednesday ahead of President-elect Biden's inauguration. The end of Trump's presidency comes as Washington, DC is on lockdown after a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Presid...
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‘Have a good life’: Trump says farewell at airbase send-off before Biden’s inauguration

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump departed the White House a final time as president Wednesday, skipping Joe Biden’s inauguration and instead threw a military-style send-off for himself before leaving for his Florida resort. “I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening, and I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck, great success,” Trump said at Joint Base Andrews outside of Washington before boarding Air F...
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