This is what the Capitol looks like Wednesday morning with National Guard members deployed ahead of the House vote to impeach President Trump a second time
House Democrats will debate and hold a vote Wednesday to impeach President Trump for his role in inciting the deadly Capitol attack as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office. Follow here for the latest.
of President Trump for his role inciting last week's riot as congressional Republicans made their clearest break with Trump to date after he showed no remorse for the US Capitol mob.While the vast majority of House Republicans are expected to oppose the article of impeachment today, there are predictions ranging anywhere from as many as 10 to even 20 or more Republicans who could vote to impeach, according to Republican sources, with some estimates trending upward after the first Republicans came out in favor of impeachment Tuesday.
The first impeachment backers included the House's No. 3 Republican, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming,in a remarkable rebuke with a Presidentwho has been unassailable in the House GOP conference throughout his four-year term. While House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is opposed to impeachment, House Republican leaders are not lobbying their members to oppose it, and Cheney told the conference Monday it was a"vote of conscience."
In another potentially significant blow to Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellhas indicated that he believes that impeachingTrump will make it easier to get rid of the President and Trumpism from the Republican Party, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. headtopics.com
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attends a joint session of Congress after the session resumed, following the insurrection at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesThe scurrying away from Trump in the hours before the House will vote to impeach him Wednesday is the fiercest pushback the President has faced from Republicans since he was a GOP primary candidate who party leaders believed would fade away.
The GOP strategy on impeachment is a marked departure from the approach in 2019 when Republican leaders pushed their members to fall in line and no GOP House lawmakers defected. It shows the splintering of the GOP and how the party is deeply divided over how to respond to Trump after he incited last week's deadly Capitol riot.
Rep. John Katko of New York was the first Republican to publicly state he would vote to impeach Trump, saying in a statement Tuesday he supported impeachment because the President needed to be held accountable for his actions.Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, another rare Trump critic in the House GOP conference, also announced Tuesday evening that he would support impeachment.
Trump's impeachment for the second time in 13 months — which would make him the first President in history to be impeached twice — appears to be a foregone conclusion. The only question is how many House members vote in favor of removing the President from office eight days before President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in. headtopics.com
Republicans tried to offer an alternative to impeachment, such as a censure vote, arguing it could win more bipartisan support than an impeachment occurring just one week after the riots. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her caucus Monday that censure was a nonstarter, and Democrats are not considering any off ramps to avoid a second impeachment.Read more: CNN »
Democrats to take Senate as Ossoff wins runoff, CNN projects
The Democratic Party will take control of Congress for the first time in a decade, after Democrats the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff won their Senate runoffs in Georgia, CNN projected Wednesday.
Give them cots please ! Authorities are arresting the cult members. They should cut the root who caused the chaos. Unless the root of the problem is cut off, worse can still happen. Republicans in Senate and Congress has a chance to be a hero in history. Convict or live in fear. andersoncooper morningmika JoeNBC God Bless our National Guard troops! Let the cos-play, wannabe rioters who bought their “gear” at their local military surplus store see what it’s like when they face REAL military professionals.
CIA FBI NSAGov ...TV AND RADIO STATIONS MAYBE A VERY FEASIBLE TARGET...AND ALL SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICES...INCLUDING NEWSPAPERS...EVEN BANKS...THERE WILL BE AN ATTACK BY RADICALS...POSSIBLY ALL COORDINATED ..OR POSSIBLY STAGGERED ATTACKS SEEKING CONTINUOUS HEADLINES !! What an absolute waste of time and money for this stupid theater.
Now there is no reason this should have to be done. But if not for trump and his words and actions. You remember when Trump first took office they didn't want to call them 'lies'? He misspoke or they called them falsehoods, etc. These calls of 'Unity and Healing' from the right after stoking this fire for months are disgusting.
霓虹燈下的哨兵 But why are they sleeping? It is a shame that we have to be here in our country in year 2021...and it’s all because these deranged white folk that stormed the capital are coming to terms that they are not in charge anymore. This is a multi cultural country now... Jim Crowe no longer rules... Good riddance with the regime change...or this is the saving of the dictatorship regime?
This doesn't look familiar. Ha. They were not there when they KNEW thousands would be there. Or as we call it 'come on in, mofos! this time we'll be ready'. This is heartbreaking...To see this in my country... Fanya fujo uone! Unfortunately, this is probably being repeated at all 50 state houses due to the real and present threat.
imagine if they are there to arrest congress Our servants sleep on the floor of the barn too. What a coincidence! Trump has brought Havoc to America’s Capitol Preparations are showing that Trump will be removed from Presidency before 20 January,2021. Sad! I guess the next call of duty game will be called maga warfare?
I hope there’s enough bathrooms for everyone. Did they come with their own porto potty’s? All my respect to the national guard thanks to the negligence of the president they have to be protecting the capitol from the presidents crowd supremacist Very sad to see those images Put some armored forces around the US Capitol as well.
Trump's America. Protection thank you Jesus I hope they're there to start arresting deep state Wow!!! The past five years have been a Great reminder that we should Never take Anything for granted. Democracy was tested greatly, and hopefully, it wins. My prayer is that the whole world learns from what has been happening in America and take notes: Never Again!!!
Some Q nut told me 'Trump has the military on his side!' I sure hope that's not the case Thanks to each and everyone of them They don’t have bullets hahahahaha Ahhh yes! Betcha the cowards won't try anything now! This guy may not be going anywhere come 20th Those pictures are very sad. I know it is necessary so that makes it even sadder. It looks like a different country. God Bless America❤️🇺🇸❤️
Is it Libya, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine or Afghanistan? What is going on? What is this surrealism? I hope none of them is a traitor or Manchurian candidate. We can thank Trump and his lying supporters for this. Do NOT misconstrue this photo! They will be ready in a heartbeat 💓! Let the sleeping DOG lay. bcz of DJT America is bn watched. How did u ppl get here?
Try something now Bitches!! Thank you Guard for your service BlessedMidweekExpo Once The LORD has called you, You have to be FAITHFUL... Wow!!.. Trump = Clear & Present Danger!! Lesson learnt! 👍 If the house of represntatives impeach Trump today, he will still remain US president till 20th of January 2021, if Senate refuses to impeach him too. The two houses must agree before Trump can be removed from office.