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Sen. Portman Won’t Seek Re-Election in 2022

"Honestly, it has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive policy, and that has contributed to my decision," Portman said in a statement.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection for a third term in the Senate in 2022, citing “partisan gridlock” as a major factor in his decision to retire.

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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.”

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Pelosi Holds Back Sending Impeachment Article To Senate To Trigger Trial

"They’re now working on taking this to trial, and you’ll be the first to know when we announce that we’re going over there," Pelosi told reporters.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declined to offer a timeline or commit to say when exactly she will send the recent passed article of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate to trigger the start of a trial, despite calling on the urgency of his removal with only week left of his presidency.

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