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Poll: Most in GOP Would Back Trump

Support for 2024 run rebounds after Senate acquittal

(Newser) - Donald Trump has left the White House—and public view, for the most part—but indications are his base of support is not going anywhere. A poll conducted as his Senate impeachment trial ended in acquittal has found that 54% of Republican voters would back Trump in a 2024 presidential...

Romney Called 'Deep State' Agent in Censure Motion

However, GOP leaders in Utah come to his defense

(Newser) - To get a sense of the debate now underway within the GOP, look no further than Utah. Some state Republicans are circulating a motion online calling for Mitt Romney to be censured for voting to convict former President Trump in his second impeachment trial . At the same time, however, party...

Trump Is Now Facing a Lawsuit Over the Capitol Attack

Rep. Bennie Thompson and NAACP's suit also names Rudy Giuliani, white supremacist groups

(Newser) - He was acquitted in his impeachment trial, but Donald Trump now faces threats from the courts in regard to the Capitol riot. On Tuesday, the first such threat from a member of Congress emerged in the form of a lawsuit by Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, reports Politico . The...

McConnell: Trump's Behavior 'Unconscionable'

But minority leader defends his vote to acquit former president

(Newser) - So much for Sen. Ron Johnson's hope that Mitch McConnell would "zip his lips" on former President Trump . The Senate minority leader has penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed accusing Trump of inciting insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 while also defending his vote to acquit the...

Sen. Ron Johnson: Riot Was Not an 'Insurrection'

'This didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me,' says Wisconsin senator

(Newser) - Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is striking a new theme about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot : It was bad, but nowhere near as bad as Democrats say. The staunch Trump supporter accused Democrats of presenting "highly selectively edited" videos during the impeachment trial to exaggerate the threat, reports the Hill...

GOP Lawmaker Got a Letter From Family After Ditching Trump

'I wanted Adam to be shunned,' cousin Karen Otto says

(Newser) - Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who voted to impeach then-President Trump and warned his fellow Republicans that it's "time to choose," may be risking his career by standing up for what he believes, the New York Times reports in an extensive piece on the lawmaker. Kinzinger, who was censured...

Could Trump Win Again?

'Wall Street Journal' editorial page says no, but not everybody is counting him out

(Newser) - Impeachment acquittal No. 2 is in the books , and former President Trump says his movement has just begun to fight. But what does that mean in practical terms for Trump himself? A look at some of the opinions in circulation:
  • The conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal thinks

Vandals Go After Home of Trump Impeachment Lawyer

Driveway of Michael van der Veen's Philly residence spray-painted with the word 'TRAITOR'

(Newser) - Former President Trump's impeachment trial is over , but not for one of his defense attorneys, who says he's been the target of harassment, intimidation, and vandalism since taking on Trump as a client. "My home was attacked," van der Veen said Saturday, per a pool report...

Lindsey Graham: We Could Impeach Kamala Harris in 2022

Senator also reveals Trump's thoughts on acquittal

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham gave a wide-ranging interview on Fox News Sunday all about the impeachment trial, a day after it ended in acquittal for former President Trump. Some of the topics the South Carolina senator touched on:
  • Trump's reaction to the verdict: Trump "was grateful to his lawyers" and

Republicans Back Home Don't Take 7 Votes Well

Louisiana GOP censures Cassidy

(Newser) - Republican senators who voted to convict former President Trump in his impeachment trial are hearing about it from party officials back home. Sen. Bill Cassidy was promptly censured by Louisiana party leaders, the Hill reports. The state party condemned Cassidy's vote in a tweet , adding, "Fortunately, clearer heads...

McConnell Rips Trump, While Pelosi Blames 'Cowardly' GOP

Minority leader says former president could still be held accountable in the courts

(Newser) - Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a stinging indictment of former President Trump from the Senate floor on Saturday, but not until minutes after the impeachment trial ended in acquittal . Trump was charged with inciting an insurrection in connection with the attack on the US Capitol on Jan. 6. "Former...

Trump Celebrates, Saying He's Just Begun

Former president issues statement not mentioning the riot but hinting at his return

(Newser) - Former President Trump welcomed victory in his Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, suggesting he's not finished politically. "This has been yet another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our Country," Trump said in a statement. "No president has ever gone through anything...

Senate Acquits Trump on a 57-43 Vote

Former president was charged with inciting insurrection

(Newser) - The Senate voted Saturday to acquit Donald Trump of inciting insurrection, ending the effort to hold the former president responsible for the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. Seven Republicans voted with Democrats to convict, the AP reports, providing the largest show of bipartisan support for conviction of any...

Senate Strikes Deal After 'Stunning Development'

Impeachment witnesses won't be called after all

(Newser) - The Senate on Saturday reached a deal that will allow it to skip the calling of witnesses in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial—this after an earlier "stunning development" in which lead Democratic impeachment manager Jamie Raskin asked that Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler be questioned. Herrera Beutler, a...

Here's How Mitch McConnell Plans to Vote on Impeachment

According to an anonymous source

(Newser) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell will vote to acquit Donald Trump in the former president's impeachment trial. That’s according to a source familiar with McConnell's thinking who was not authorized to publicly discuss the decision and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. Word of McConnell’...

Report: Trump-McCarthy Call Showed Reticence on Rioters

GOP lawmakers detail 'shouting match' between ex-president, Kevin McCarthy during Capitol attack

(Newser) - "Tomorrow just got a lot more interesting." That was Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse's take Friday night about former President Trump's impeachment trial on Saturday, which will be continuing in the wake of a new report of a Jan. 6 interaction between Trump and House Minority Leader...

'The President Did Not Cause the Riots'

Impeachment lawyers for former president wrap up their defense

(Newser) - Defense lawyers for former President Trump wrapped up their arguments in his impeachment trial Friday, making the case that Trump cannot be held responsible for the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Senators then had a question-and-answer session with lawyers from both sides, and they are now on track to...

Big Question in DC: How Will Mitch Vote?

Senate GOP leader expected to favor acquittal of Trump, but doubt lingers

(Newser) - What will Mitch do? That's one big topic of conversation regarding the upcoming vote on former President Trump's impeachment. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Trump for provoking the Capitol rioters and signaled his support for the trial now underway, notes the Washington Post . But whether he will...

Trump's Team to Take Single Day for Impeachment Defense

As House managers rest their case, acquittal seems likely

(Newser) - Former President Trump's second impeachment trial appears destined to end the same way his first did: with an acquittal. House managers rested their case Thursday, day No. 3 of trial No. 2, and the New York Times reports most Republican senators appeared to remain unconvinced. The paper deems it...

Trump's Jurors Meet With His Lawyers

Schoen says the topic was procedure, but Cruz says they talked strategy

(Newser) - Dismissing the appearance of conflict—and again demonstrating that an impeachment trial is unlike any other—President Trump's lawyers met with three of his jurors Thursday afternoon to plan strategy. The meeting was "just very nice," said David Schoen, one of the lawyers, the Washington Post reports....

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