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Lawmaker Reportedly Pushed School Shooting Conspiracies

Before in office, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene allegedly called Sandy Hook, Parkland attacks staged

(Newser) - As Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed impeachment articles against President Biden on his first full day in office, she was facing calls for her own removal over her support for conspiracy theories, one of which claims the Parkland, Fla., school shooting was staged. The left-leaning watchdog group Media Matters has...

Pelosi to Send Impeachment Article to Senate Monday

Trial could start Tuesday, though a delay is possible

(Newser) - It looks like Mitch McConnell will not get his wish. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send impeachment articles charging former President Donald Trump with "incitement of insurrection" to the Senate on Monday, reports the Hill . "Make no mistake, a trial will be held in the United States...

Giuliani Backtracks on Representing Trump

He says being a 'witness' disqualifies him

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani—who called for "trial by combat" at the Trump rally that preceded the Capitol riot—won't be representing the president in his trial by Senate on a charge of inciting an insurrection. "Because I gave an earlier speech, I am a witness and therefore unable...

GOP Lawmaker Will Try to Impeach Biden Next Week

Marjorie Taylor Greene says Biden is 'willing to abuse the power of the presidency'

(Newser) - A freshman GOP lawmaker wants to get the ball rolling on impeaching Joe Biden on the president-elect's first full day in office. After President Trump was impeached for a second time Wednesday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene told Newsmax that she plans to file articles of impeachment against Biden on...

Next Step in Impeachment: a Post-Presidency Trial

McConnell says it won't happen before Biden is sworn in

(Newser) - President Trump now has a place in the history books as the only president to be impeached twice , but the chances of him being convicted and removed from office before his term is up next week appear to be extremely slim. The next step will be a trial in the...

This Is Nancy Pelosi's Impeachment Dress

Speaker of the House wore the same black dress for both votes

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi showed up to President Trump's second impeachment wearing the same outfit she donned for his first. The New York Post says some compared the House speaker's "sleek black business frock" to something one might wear to a funeral, but that doesn't necessarily mean the...

This Was the Most Bipartisan Impeachment Vote on Record

10 Republicans voted to impeach Trump

(Newser) - Another unwelcome record for President Trump, who is now the first president to be impeached twice : In Wednesday's House vote, 10 Republicans voted in favor of the single article of impeachment, the highest number of lawmakers who have ever voted to impeach a president from their own party. Five...

Trump Is Impeached a 2nd Time—a Presidential First

House votes 232-197 to impeach

(Newser) - There were 130 years between the first and second presidential impeachments in American history—and 13 months between the third and fourth . A majority of House members on Wednesday voted to support a a single article of impeachment charging President Trump with "incitement of insurrection," making Trump the...

How Today's House Impeachment Vote Will Go

House will vote on whether to impeach President Trump this afternoon

(Newser) - President Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in an unprecedented House vote Wednesday, a week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to "fight like hell" against election results just before they stormed the US Capitol in a deadly siege. "We are...

House Approves 25th Amendment Resolution, Despite Pence's Refusal

Impeachment vote is next as end of Trump's term looms

(Newser) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday night approved a resolution formally calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment in order to remove President Trump from office, despite the fact that Pence already informed the legislative body he'll do no such thing . House Democrats will vote...

No. 3 House Republican Will Vote to Impeach

'There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office'

(Newser) - President Trump is on course to have been impeached as many times as all previous presidents put together—and this time, some House Republicans will join Democrats in voting for impeachment. Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, said Tuesday that she will vote to impeach the president for...

Pelosi Already Has the Votes to Impeach

House moving forward, waiting to see what Pence does

(Newser) - House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment Monday, and it already has 218 cosponsors—enough to guarantee passage, reports Politico . What happens in the next few days depends on a number of factors, including whether VP Mike Pence acts to remove President Trump from office. Where things stand:
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House Democrats Introduce Article of Impeachment

Vote could take place this week

(Newser) - The first moves in what promises to be another tumultuous week in DC have been made: House Democrats on Monday introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump, formally accusing him of inciting last week's riot, reports the Hill . The move by Democrats David Cicilline, Ted Lieu, and Jamie...

Murkowski: Trump Should Resign, 'Has Caused Enough Damage'

She's first Republican senator to issue that call

(Newser) - In the wake of the deadly violence in DC this week at the hand of Trump supporters, after being incited by the president himself, the first Senate Republican has issued a call for him to step down, per CNN . "I want him to resign. I want him out,"...

Wall Street Journal Calls on Trump to Resign

Editorial says president crossed a constitutional line this week

(Newser) - Calling President Trump's actions this week "a far greater dereliction of duty" than his communications with Ukraine that led to his impeachment, the Wall Street Journal has called for his resignation. "This would be the cleanest solution," the editorial says, "since it would immediately turn...

Pelosi Won't Rule Out Another Impeachment

The House Speaker says 'we have arrows in our quiver' for Supreme Court battle

(Newser) - Another Trump impeachment? Or one of William Barr? Nancy Pelosi refused to rule them out Sunday on ABC 's This Week with George Stephanopoulos should the Senate try to push through a Supreme Court nominee during the lame duck session. "Well, we have our options," Pelosi said....

Key Player in Clinton Scandal Is Dead at 70

Linda Tripp made secret tapes of her conversations with Monica Lewinsky

(Newser) - Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died Wednesday at age 70. Her death was confirmed by attorney Joseph Murtha, the AP reports. He provided no further details. In August 1994, Tripp became a public affairs...

He Defied Trump on Ukraine Complaint. Now, a Dismissal

President Trump has fired Intelligence Community IG Michael Atkinson

(Newser) - He alerted Congress to an intel official's complaint about Trump's July 25 phone call to the Ukrainian president, which jump-started the probe that led to the president's impeachment. Now, Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the Intelligence Community, is out of a job. Politico , the AP , and...

Trump Supporter Charged With Threatening to Kill Adam Schiff

He told FBI he was trying to protect 'his president'

(Newser) - A Connecticut man has been charged with threatening to kill House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff via the Democrat's website. Investigators say Robert Michael Phelps, 62, sent a meeting request to Schiff's office on Nov. 12, saying "I want to kill you with my bare hands...

A Bolton Predecessor Gives Him a Hard Time

Ex-national security advisers face off

(Newser) - Two former national security advisers faced off at a Vanderbilt University event Wednesday, with the Obama administration's Susan Rice taking former Trump staffer John Bolton to task for not testifying in the impeachment process against President Trump. NBC News reports that Bolton scoffed at the idea his testimony regarding...

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