Tag: House of Representatives

Inaugural Security Is Fortified in D.C. as Military and Police Links Are Eyed in Riot

Mr. Sanford’s arrest was unrelated to the death of a Capitol Police officer, Brian Sicknick, who was said to have been struck in the head by a fire extinguisher, according to two law enforcement officials. Later in the day, charges were unsealed against a man accused of beating a police officer on the Capitol grounds […]

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MLB Pulls the Plug On Political Donations In the Aftermath of Capitol Insurrection

A general view of Marlins Park during Opening Day at Marlins Park between the Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies on March 31, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Photo: Mike Ehrmann (Getty Images) As the fallout from Trump’s Parler party at the U.S. Capitol continues, Major League Baseball has joined AT&T, Amazon, and other corporate entities […]

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Don’t Let Trump’s Second Trial Change the First Amendment

That the law as it stands probably would not recognize the president’s remarks as incitement does not necessarily mean that it should not do so. Mr. Trump’s claim earlier this week that his remarks outside the White House were “totally appropriate” is preposterous: He deceived his supporters, disgraced his office and ordered the subversion of […]

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Why Trump Can Be Convicted Even as an Ex-President

That latter clause is the key, because it drives home that the Senate has two decisions to make in impeachment cases: First, it must decide whether an officer should be removed. Then it must decide whether this person should be disqualified from holding any future federal office. Indeed, of the eight officers the Senate has […]

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Trump Impeached for Inciting Insurrection

WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump on Wednesday became the first American president to be impeached twice, as 10 members of his party joined with Democrats in the House to charge him with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in egging on a violent mob that stormed the Capitol last week. Reconvening in a building now […]

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What Unity?

Many people frame the ideas of division and unity around political polarization, which has grown in recent years. As the Pew Research Center pointed out in November: “A month before the election, roughly eight-in-ten registered voters in both camps said their differences with the other side were about core American values, and roughly nine-in-ten — […]

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As His Predecessor Is Impeached, Biden Tries to Stay Above the Fray

WASHINGTON — His fellow Democrats are red hot with rage after the assault on the Capitol, but President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has maintained a studied cool, staying largely removed from the searing debate that culminated on Wednesday with President Trump’s impeachment and keeping his focus on battling a deadly pandemic, reviving a faltering economy […]

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National Guard Fills Capitol for Impeachment Vote

WASHINGTON — They slept on the marble floors, lined up for coffee in the 24-hour snack bar and marveled at the marble likenesses of the nation’s founders in the Rotunda and Statuary Hall. They snapped photos with their phones, ate pizza and sometimes played cards, their M4 carbines at their sides. Throngs of armed, camouflage […]

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A Republican Lawmaker for Whom the Spectacle Is the Point

WASHINGTON — As lawmakers entered the Capitol on Wednesday for one of the most solemn enterprises in American government, the impeachment of a president, Representative Lauren Boebert was causing a spectacle before even making it into the chamber. She pushed her way through newly installed metal detectors and ignored police officers who asked her to […]

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More Arrests Made Amid New Calls for Investigation of Capitol Attack

One week after an angry mob stormed the Capitol, Congress struggled on Wednesday to make sense of the most serious incursion on its home in more than two centuries as lawmakers called for new investigations and federal authorities fanned out across the country, taking into custody several more suspects, including two police officers from Virginia […]

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Trump Impeached for the Second Time

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Congrats are in order for President Donald J. Trump, as he accomplished a truly notable first today. Following a vote by the House of Representatives, Trump is now the first president in history to have been impeached twice. Twice, my nigga. Twice. According to NBC News, the vote to impeach […]

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Why Remove or Impeach Trump Now?

WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday impeached President Trump for a second time, a first in American history, charging him with “incitement of insurrection” one week after he egged on a mob of supporters that stormed the Capitol while Congress met to formalize President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory. Democrats have moved swiftly to impeach […]

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9/11 United Congress. The Capitol Riot on 1/6 Has Deepened the Divide

WASHINGTON — As the Senate majority leader on Sept. 11, 2001, Tom Daschle was among those hurriedly evacuated in the chaos of an expected attack on the Capitol, only to return later that evening for a bipartisan show of unity and resolve on the marble steps many had used to flee just hours earlier. “We […]

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Decoding the Far-Right Symbols at the Capitol Riot

Militiamen showed up proudly bearing the emblems of their groups — American flags with the stars replaced by the Roman numeral III, patches that read “Oath Keepers.” Alt-right types wore Pepe the Frog masks, and QAnon adherents could be seen in T-shirts urging people to “Trust the Plan.” White supremacists brought their variant of the […]

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A Bipartisan Case for Impeaching Trump and Barring Him From Office

One of us is a Republican who proudly served in the Reagan administration and voted for Donald Trump in 2016; the other is a Democrat who worked for President Barack Obama and served as a special counsel for the House Judiciary Committee during the first Trump impeachment and trial. We have considerable political differences. But […]

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What Time is Trump’s Impeachment Vote? Streaming, Guide and More

The House will convene on Wednesday to debate and vote on whether to charge President Trump with “inciting violence against the government of the United States,” advancing an effort to impeach him for the second time in fewer than 13 months. The decision to move ahead with the vote comes after Vice President Mike Pence […]

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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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Manhunt Intensifies as Authorities Warn Some Rioters May Face Sedition Charges

Read more on Trump and Pence’s blowup WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement officials vowed on Tuesday to accelerate a nationwide manhunt for hundreds of people who committed serious crimes during last week’s assault on the Capitol, even as new evidence surfaced that the F.B.I., police and White House were warned of potential violence that day. […]

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Meet the House G.O.P. Freshmen Emerging as Some of the Party’s Sharpest Critics

WASHINGTON — Three days after Representative Peter Meijer was sworn into office, facing down a mob of violent rioters and a constitutional test, he broke with his party’s leaders and a majority of his Republican colleagues and voted to certify President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory. Now, less than a week later, Mr. Meijer, a […]

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A Swift Impeachment Plan

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The Bogusness of Anti-Impeachment Republicans

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas helped lead the Senate attempt to object to Joe Biden’s victory. “My view is Congress should fulfill our responsibility under the Constitution to consider serious claims of voter fraud,” he said last Monday. Now, he too wants unity. “The attack at the Capitol was a despicable act of terrorism and […]

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Congress’s Sergeants-at-Arms Face Scrutiny After Siege

Lawmakers often held significant sway over how decisions about security were made, former law enforcement officials and a former sergeant-at-arms said. Terrance W. Gainer, who previously served as both the chief of the Capitol Police and the Senate’s sergeant-at-arms, said that based on his experience, Capitol security officials often had to run their plans by […]

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I Want Trump to Face Justice. But the House Shouldn’t Impeach Him.

We will never forget the events of Jan. 6. Our democratic institutions were assaulted. Lives were lost. The very foundations of our nation were shaken ─ but not broken. All responsible parties, including President Trump, must face justice. Yet, the manner in which President Trump and others are held accountable is a difficult question that […]

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Did Mixing a Riot With a Pandemic Yield a Superspreader Event?

WASHINGTON — A grim reality has begun to dawn on Capitol Hill: The riot on Wednesday may have started a coronavirus superspreader event, fueled by the mob that roamed through the halls of Congress and unmasked Republicans who jammed into cloistered secure rooms. It could have been worse. Because of the pandemic, lawmakers were instructed to […]

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Was the US Capitol Riot a Coronavirus Superspreader Event?

WASHINGTON — A grim reality has begun to dawn on Capitol Hill: The riot on Wednesday may have started a coronavirus superspreader event, fueled by the mob that roamed through the halls of Congress and unmasked Republicans who jammed into cloistered secure rooms. It could have been worse. Because of the pandemic, lawmakers were instructed to […]

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New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus Following Last Week’s Riot at the Capitol

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) announced on Monday that she has tested positive for coronavirus following the riot on the Capitol last week. According to Politico, Coleman was among those sent to an undisclosed location last week while insurrectionists stormed the Capitol. She was kept in isolation with many of […]

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Why The Attack on the Capitol Was Even Worse Than it Looked

The live video of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was largely images from a distance: a sea of attackers seeping up the steps and through the entryways. It was like watching a malevolent tide slowly threaten to drown democracy. It could not possibly get worse than this. But it could. And it […]

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Washington DC and Coronavirus: City Reeling from Riot Faces Rising Cases

WASHINGTON — While Mayor Muriel E. Bowser of Washington, D.C., was grappling with the riot that tore through the Capitol last week, another crisis was slowly unfolding: a surge of coronavirus in the district. Washington averaged 290 new coronavirus cases a day in the seven-day period that ended Sunday, the most the city has seen […]

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Videos Show Pro-Trump Mob Assaulting Police at the Capitol

The Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol building by a pro-Trump mob left a police officer and a rioter dead. More than 50 members of the U.S. Capitol Police were injured, including 15 who required hospitalization, most of them with head wounds, according to Representative Tim Ryan, Democrat of Ohio. Of all the scenes of […]

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Impeach Trump? Weighing the Pros and Cons

To the Editor: You have to hand it to Donald Trump. Whenever you think he has hit bottom, or you think his behavior cannot be more despicable or boorish, or you think his contempt for the institutions of government and the rule of law cannot be more flagrant … he surprises you. Nevertheless, this nation […]

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House of Representatives Formally Introduces Resolution to Impeach President Trump on Grounds of ‘Incitement of Insurrection’

Photo: J. Scott Applewhite (Getty Images) The House of Representatives formally introduced a resolution on Monday to impeach President Donald Trump for the “incitement of insurrection.” CNN reports that the resolution to impeach the president was introduced by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.). On Sunday, Cicilline tweeted that the resolution has […]

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