House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday formally booted two Democrats — Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) from the House Intelligence Committee, rejecting Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries’ (D-NY) demands to reappoint the “eminently qualified” lawmakers.
Biden Joins Top Democrats In Calling On Cuomo To Resign
President Biden called for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign following the release of a damning report that found that the governor sexually harassed multiple women over a seven-year period, becoming the top Democrat to join the growing list amongst his party in calling on New York’s powerful three-term governor to step aside.
Nearly All New York Congressional Democrats Call On Cuomo To Resign
Over a dozen of New York Congressional Democrat delegations, including high-profile names Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), and veteran Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY-10) who simultaneously called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign amid half-dozen allegations of sexual misconduct in recent weeks, with some noting his other scandal involving his administration handling of COVID in nursing home.
House Votes To Transmit Articles For Senate Trial
After a 28-day delay, the House voted Wednesday to send the two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate for a trial that is expected to begin next week. The resolution passed 228-193 largely along party lines. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) was the only Democrat to vote against the resolution. Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), who switched from Republican to Independent last year, voted in favor of the resolution.
Pelosi Names Impeachment Managers
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi(D-CA) announced seven Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday who will serve as impeachment managers in the Senate trial against President Trump.
Today, I have the privilege of naming the Managers of the impeachment trial of the President. #DefendOurDemocracy pic.twitter.com/Y2613Ni3pC— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 15, 2020