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Donald Trump’s cult condemns Republicans who aren’t sufficiently obedient

BY: - February 16, 2021

“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.” –   Job, circa 6th Century B.C.E., referring to the Almighty –   Republicans, Saturday, referring to Donald Trump By dispatching his violent cultists to the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, President Donald Trump could have gotten U.S. Sen Bill Cassidy killed. It wouldn’t be farfetched […]

A mob of pro-Trump supporters attack the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, 2020

Senate acquits Trump in his second impeachment trial

BY: - February 13, 2021

This story has been updated to reflect the unanimous vote from the executive committee of the Louisiana Republican Party to censure U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy for his vote to convict former President Donald Trump.  WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted on Saturday to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly […]

Cassidy blasts Trump legal team’s ‘terrible’ performance, supports impeachment trial

BY: - February 9, 2021

 WASHINGTON — Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana was one of six GOP senators who voted Tuesday to uphold the Senate’s authority to hold an impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, taking Republicans aback by reversing the position he took in a vote last month. Speaking to reporters Tuesday evening, Cassidy also contrasted the “focused, […]

What Senate Republicans are saying about Trump’s impeachment trial

BY: - February 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is set to begin Tuesday, when the Senate will start hearing arguments over whether Trump should be convicted of inciting the violent mob that lay siege to the Capitol. So far, no Senate Republican has outright backed a vote to convict Trump, and many […]

Virginia senator floats Trump censure as Senate prepares for impeachment trial

BY: - January 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says he’s been talking privately with his Senate colleagues about censuring former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, told Capitol Hill reporters on Wednesday that he views censure as a possible “alternative” to Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial […]

Jan. 6 insurrection

U.S. House votes to again impeach Trump, as a ‘clear and present danger’

BY: and - January 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, charging him with inciting violent rioters last week who rampaged through the U.S. Capitol, temporarily derailing the tally of presidential votes and leading to at least five deaths. The 232-197 vote concluded a swift, truncated process in the House, […]

Steve Scalise

In opposing impeachment, Rep. Steve Scalise quotes Lincoln, promotes ‘healing’

BY: - January 13, 2021

Rep. Steve Scalise, the House Republican Whip who represents Louisiana’s First Congressional District, quoted Abraham Lincoln Wednesday and called for healing as pushed back against Democrats’ motion to impeach President Donald Trump a second time. Scalise, who was shot in 2017 by a gunman targeting Republicans and saved by U.S. Capitol Police, praised the officers […]

‘We told you so,’ Rep. Cedric Richmond tells Republicans defending Trump during second impeachment proceeding

BY: - January 13, 2021

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond said “We told you so” to his Republican colleagues in a 1-minute speech from the House floor supporting a second impeachment of President Donald Trump.  Richmond, a Democrat who represents Louisiana’s Second Congressional District, is soon to leave Congress to work as senior advisor and director of public engagement for President-elect Joe […]

Jan. 6 protestor inside U.S. Capitol

U.S. House Democrats say they have enough votes to impeach Trump

BY: - January 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — At least 214 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to a measure to impeach President Donald Trump that was introduced Monday, charging him with inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. Supporters of the impeachment effort say they would have enough votes to send charges against Trump […]

Democrats unveil resolution to impeach Trump, fearing a self-pardon

BY: - January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — Among the factors undergirding the new effort by House Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump again is a controversial legal theory that doing so could bar him from pardoning himself, according to those involved. The theory is among the many reasons — and there are many, as tempers still flare after an violent […]

How the 25th Amendment could be employed to quickly remove Donald Trump from office

BY: - January 7, 2021

This story has been updated to include President Trump’s acknowledgement that “a new administration” will take office this month. WASHINGTON — A rapidly rising number of federal lawmakers are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, either through a process outlined in the 25th Amendment or through impeachment. The Democratic leaders of the […]