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.”
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.
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package he plans to ask the new Democratic-controlled Congress that includes providing $1,400 stimulus checks, along with more funding for a nationwide vaccine distribution program.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has indicated that he is “pleased” Democrats are moving forward to impeach President Trump, saying the push will make it “easier to purge” his influence and the movement from the Republican Party, according to a New York Times report.
A protester interrupted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) during the middle of his press conference in New York City Tuesday as he was calling for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to reconvene the Senate chamber immediately to permit the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump before Inauguration Day.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) announced Wednesday that he would object to the certification of the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden on Jan 6.