Tag: Cheney, Liz

As Trump Seeks to Remain a Political Force, New Targets Emerge

Officials are working to mend Mr. Trump’s relationship with Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California and the House minority leader, whom Mr. Trump called a vulgarity for his House floor speech denouncing the former president’s rally address before the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6. A senior Republican said that aides to the two […]

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10 Republicans Voted to Impeach Trump. The Backlash Has Been Swift.

Mr. Norton said he believed Mr. Meijer made a mistake in blaming Mr. Trump for inciting the riot. “We have a lot of people with a lot of passion and we can’t control everybody,” he said, before going on to exaggerate the pockets of unrest that took place alongside last year’s largely peaceful protests for […]

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Trump Isn’t Out the Door Yet

In other words, I’m not throwing in the towel on America. We are more resilient than we’ve probably seemed to the outside world in recent years. Covid-19 Vaccines › Answers to Your Vaccine Questions If I live in the U.S., when can I get the vaccine? While the exact order of vaccine recipients may vary […]

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How Trump’s Worldview Is Ingrained in State and Local Republicans

In Cleveland County, Okla., the chairman of the local Republican Party openly wondered “why violence is unacceptable,” just hours before a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol last week. “What the crap do you think the American revolution was?” he posted on Facebook. “A game of friggin pattycake?” Two days later, the Republican chairman of Nye […]

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Trump Swings and Misses

So which do you think gives Donald Trump more pain — being the first doubly impeached president in history or being fired as host of that big golf tournament? The president has certainly had a bad time since he revved up his supporters right before they stormed the Capitol last week. The fact that now […]

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The Second Impeachment: ‘President Trump Betrayed His Country’

Sandi CampbellSiler City, N.C. To the Editor: On Monday, President Trump met with Vice President Mike Pence for over an hour. This was their first meeting since Mr. Trump sicced his mob of rioters to march on the Capitol while vilifying the vice president for his failure to shield him from electoral failure and disgrace. […]

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McConnell Privately Backs Impeachment as House Moves to Charge Trump

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell has concluded that President Trump committed impeachable offenses and believes that Democrats’ move to impeach him will make it easier to purge Mr. Trump from the party, according to people familiar with Mr. McConnell’s thinking. The private assessment of Mr. McConnell, the most powerful Republican in Congress, emerged on the […]

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These Are The Republicans Who Support Impeaching Trump

As the House prepared to move forward on Wednesday with a vote to formally charge President Trump with inciting violence against the government of the United States, a small but growing number of Republicans said they support the effort. The vote is set to come exactly one week after the United States Capitol was breached […]

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Republicans Begin New Congress Feuding Over Bid to Overturn Election

WASHINGTON — After four years of enabling and appeasing President Trump, Republicans find themselves at the end of his tenure in exactly the place they had so desperately tried to avoid: a toxic internecine brawl over his conduct and character that could badly damage their party. With their Senate power on the line in Georgia […]

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Cynthia Lummis, a Bull-Coaxing Conservative, Heads to the Senate

And her campaign website bragged about an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. “She’s going to be a conservative voice and she’s tenacious, as you would expect from someone who is elected from Wyoming,” says Senator John Barrasso, a Republican and the state’s senior senator, who serves on Senator Mitch McConnell’s leadership team. Ms. […]

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More Republicans Tiptoe Toward Acknowledging Biden’s Victory

WASHINGTON — As President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. prepares to name his first slate of cabinet appointees, more Republicans are starting to push for the transition to officially begin and calling on their conservative colleagues to openly acknowledge his victory. Chris Christie, the Republican former governor of New Jersey, called the conduct of President Trump’s […]

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With Wisconsin Unrest as Backdrop, Republicans Intensify Law-and-Order Message

WASHINGTON — Republicans used the third night of their convention on Wednesday to amplify warnings of violence and lawlessness under Democratic leadership, trying to capitalize on the worsening unrest in Wisconsin to reclaim moderate voters who might be reluctant to hand President Trump a second term. The party also made appeals to social conservatives with […]

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Trump Floats an Election Delay, and Republicans Shoot It Down

Facing disastrous economic news and rising coronavirus deaths, President Trump on Thursday floated delaying the Nov. 3 election, a suggestion that lacks legal authority and could undermine confidence in an election that polls show him on course to lose. Republican leaders in Congress, who often claim not to have seen Mr. Trump’s outlandish statements and […]

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Republicans Heap Criticism on Liz Cheney, Calling Her Disloyal to Trump

In a Republican Party that prizes total loyalty to President Trump, Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the party’s third-ranking House leader, has managed a tricky balancing act, repeatedly breaking with Mr. Trump without drawing the ire of the right. But on Tuesday, Ms. Cheney, a staunch conservative, found herself facing the backlash she has long […]

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A Club of G.O.P. Political Heirs Push Back on Trump

WASHINGTON — One of the presumed takeaways of President Trump’s victory in 2016 was that he had struck a blow against political dynasties in America. He demolished the early Republican favorite, Jeb Bush, the son of the 41st president and brother of the 43rd, and then vanquished the wife of the two-term 42nd president. But […]

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