Senate acquits Trump for the incitement of Capitol riot in 57-43 vote

The Senate has acquitted former President Donald Trump in a 57-43 vote that began just after 3:30 p.m. ET following closing arguments from both sides.  This comes on the fifth day of trial after the House impeached Trump last month for incitement of an insurrection for his role in inciting the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6. Seven Republican senators voted in favor of conviction.  … Continue reading Senate acquits Trump for the incitement of Capitol riot in 57-43 vote

Senate passes budget resolution to fast-track Covid relief after ‘vote-a-rama’

The Senate early Friday passed a budget resolution that kicks off the special reconciliation process Democrats are using to pass a new round of Covid relief. The resolution passed in a 51-50 party-line vote just after 5:30 a.m. ET, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting one of her first two tie-breaking votes to help Democrats approve the measure. The passage of the resolution came after 15 … Continue reading Senate passes budget resolution to fast-track Covid relief after ‘vote-a-rama’

Democratic rep. moving office away from Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘for my team’s safety’

Rep. Cori Bush says Greene and her staff “berated” her in a hallway. It’s unclear when the incident occurred or what was said. WASHINGTON — Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said Friday that she’s moving her congressional office away from that of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., after Bush says Greene and her staff “berated” her in a hallway. “A maskless Marjorie Taylor Greene & her … Continue reading Democratic rep. moving office away from Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘for my team’s safety’

VIRGINIA MANARRESTED TRYING TO BREACH D.C. CHECKPOINT …W/ Gun & Ammo, Cops Say

A Virginia man got busted trying to breach a D.C. checkpoint with a stash of ammo and a couple of guns … this just a few days before Joe Biden‘s inauguration. Wesley Allen Beeler was arrested Friday night after coming across a checkpoint in downtown D.C., where Metro PD officers stopped and questioned him. According to CNN, the guy allegedly tried presenting fake inauguration credentials … and … Continue reading VIRGINIA MANARRESTED TRYING TO BREACH D.C. CHECKPOINT …W/ Gun & Ammo, Cops Say

Gaetz draws boos from Dems as he blames left for inciting ‘far more political violence than the right’

Speaking as the House debates a vote on impeaching President Trump a second time, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., was loudly booed after he accused Democrats of setting cities on fire over the summer. Gaetz, one of Trump’s closest allies and defenders, called impeachment “an itch that doesn’t go away with just one scratch,” referred to what he called the “the Biden crime family” and mentioned … Continue reading Gaetz draws boos from Dems as he blames left for inciting ‘far more political violence than the right’

Trump defends riot remarks as ‘totally appropriate’ before House vote on 25th Amendment resolution

“Everybody to a ‘T’ thought it was totally appropriate,” Trump said as lawmakers prepared a resolution calling for his removal from office. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended the remarks he made last week that helped incite a crowd of his supporters to violently storm the U.S. Capitol. His remarks came hours before the House was preparing to vote on a resolution that calls on Vice President Mike … Continue reading Trump defends riot remarks as ‘totally appropriate’ before House vote on 25th Amendment resolution