President Biden scrambled in a last-minute rare visit to Capitol Hill Friday to help mitigate the bitter infighting amongst the ever-fractious Democrat Party that publicly saw both factions stalling his domestic agendas, but he emerged from the meeting without a deal that left members of his own party even more furious and confused as to what happens next.
House Votes To Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol
The House voted Tuesday to remove statues of Confederates and other historical figures who advocated for slavery from public displays in the U.S. Capitol, as well as replacing a bust of former Chief Justice Roger Taney, who authored the infamous Dred Scott decision in 1857.
McConnell: Trump ‘Provoked’ Capitol Mob
"The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people," McConnell said in his final floor addresses as majority leader.
Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) explicitly blamed President Trump for the attacks that occurred on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, saying the mob were “fed lied” that were “provoked by the president and other powerful people.”
Cruz Will Attend Biden Inauguration
Both Texas Republican Senators — Ted Cruz and John Cornyn will both attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
Pence Greets National Guard Troops Outside Capitol
Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to the U.S. Capitol Thursday evening, greeting the National Guard troops quartered at the complex and thanked them for their service.
De Blasio Announces New York City Will Terminate Contracts With Trump Organization
New York City is seeking to terminate all public business relationships with the Trump Organization, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Wednesday morning, while charging that President Trump incited violence during last week’s breach of the U.S Capitol.