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  • Senate Republican leader McConnell drops objection to power-sharing deal with Democrats

    01/25/2021 8:26:59 PM PST · by Coronal · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2021 | Joseph Ax
    Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate Republican leader, said on Monday he would agree to a power-sharing agreement with Democrats, dropping demands that had held up the basic organization and daily work of the 50-50 chamber for days. Democrat Chuck Schumer, now the majority leader thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote, and McConnell had been at odds over the Republican’s request that Democrats promise to protect the filibuster, which requires a 60-vote supermajority to advance most legislation. Schumer has refused to guarantee the filibuster would stay. But in a statement, McConnell cited comments from moderate Democratic Senators Joe Manchin...
  • McConnell privately says he wants Trump gone as Republicans quietly lobby him to convict

    01/22/2021 10:21:14 AM PST · by Magnatron · 173 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 22 January 2021 | Michael Warren and Jamie Gangel
    As the House prepares to send articles of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, CNN has learned that dozens of influential Republicans around Washington -- including former top Trump administration officials -- have been quietly lobbying GOP members of Congress to impeach and convict Donald Trump. The effort is not coordinated but reflects a wider battle inside the GOP between those loyal to Trump and those who want to sever ties and ensure he can never run for President again. The lobbying started in the House after the January 6 attack on the Capitol and in the days leading up...
  • George W Bush: "Laura and I were honored to return to the Capitol today for the swearing-in of @POTUS and @VP"

    01/20/2021 12:40:52 PM PST · by libh8er · 101 replies
    George W Bush Twitter ^ | 1.20.2021 | George W Bush
    " @laurawbush and I were honored to return to the Capitol today for the swearing-in of @POTUS and @VP . This was the 8th inauguration I’ve had the privilege of attending, and it was an equally beautiful spectacle of democracy.” – President George W. Bush
  • WSJ: Trump Has Talked of Forming 'Patriot' Party

    01/19/2021 9:18:06 PM PST · by familyop · 134 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 19, 2021 | NewsMax
    President Donald Trump has discussed forming a new political party in recent days, hoping to continue his influence after leaving the White House, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night...he said he would want to call such a party the Patriot Party, the sources told the paper. The president reportedly discussed the idea with several aides and others last week.
  • Why Doesn’t the Republican Establishment Understand the Meaning of Betrayal

    01/19/2021 6:09:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    GP ^ | January 19.2021 | Larry Johnson
    The nice thing about a crisis–you quickly learn who are your enemies and who are your trusted friends. The theft of the 2020 Presidential Election by the Democrats, Big Tech and foreign governments (with China playing a leading role) is a dark cloud with a silver lining. We now know that you cannot and should not trust the Republican Party. Period. The last straw was today. Mitch McConnell, a craven, corrupt snake, falsely accused President Trump of inciting a riot. Trump did no such thing but leave to a dishonest cretin like McConnell to engage is such villainous slander. I...
  • McConnell pressures Democrats to keep Senate filibuster

    01/19/2021 5:45:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | January 19, 2021 | Lisa Mascaro
    In one of his final acts as majority leader, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is pressuring Democrats to keep the filibuster — the procedural tool that liberals and progressives are eager to to do away with so President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative priorities can be approved more easily over GOP opposition. McConnell has told Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer that retaining the legislative filibuster is important and should be part of their negotiations for a power-sharing agreement in the narrowly divided Senate. Schumer and McConnell met Tuesday to begin hammering out the details of organizing the chamber, which will be split...
  • Rove: If Trump Continues to Claim Election Fraud, There Will Be Bipartisan Conviction in the Senate

    01/17/2021 2:01:13 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 195 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jan 2021 | PAM KEY
    Republican strategist Karl Rove said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that President Donald Trump will be convinced in the Senate with Republicans voting for impeachment if his defense is there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Anchor Chris Wallace asked, “Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says that he is keeping an open mind about the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, a big difference, sharp difference, from his clear opposition from the very start of the first impeachment trial just a year ago. What do you think, Karl, are the chances that 17 Senate...
  • Leftists Are Colonizing Red Towns Like Mine, And Local Republicans Are Clueless

    01/15/2021 9:05:37 AM PST · by GreenWalls · 81 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/13/2021 | Mark Pulliam
    As 2020 wound to a close, pundits noted the growing toll of leftist policies on residents of blue states, prompting migration from California, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois to Republican-run states such as Texas and Florida, which offer lower taxes and a better business climate. In addition to losing Oracle, Charles Schwab, Hewlett Packard, and Elon Musk, for the first time in its history California is expected to lose a congressional seat in the upcoming decennial census allocation, due to stagnating population. Texas is expected to gain three seats, and Florida is expected to pick up two. Blue states...
  • Rep. Liz Cheney Rejects Calls to Resign from GOP Leadership: ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

    01/13/2021 11:44:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/13/2021 | Joshua Caplan
    House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Wednesday rejected calls to resign from her leadership post — prompted by her support for impeaching President Donald Trump over last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol. “I’m not going anywhere,” Cheney told Politico reporter Melanie Zanona. “This is a vote of conscience. It’s one where there are different views in our conference.”
  • Republican Fred Upton says he'll vote to impeach Trump

    01/13/2021 9:55:05 AM PST · by JstABrdPstr · 144 replies
    Longtime Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has joined a growing number of House Republicans in saying he plans to vote to impeach President Trump on Wednesday following a deadly riot by a mob of his supporters at the U.S. Capitol last week. “Today the President characterized his inflammatory rhetoric at last Wednesday’s rally as ‘totally appropriate,’ and he expressed no regrets for last week’s violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol,” Upton said in a statement Tuesday.
  • Scalise: Trump Didn’t Unequivocally Denounce Capitol Riot on Wednesday, His Words ‘Caused a Lot of Real Division’

    01/09/2021 8:48:51 AM PST · by knighthawk · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 08 2021 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) stated that President Donald Trump should have made an “unequivocal calling out of what was going on at the time, when people were storming the Capitol,” but “that didn’t happen.”
  • Georgia Confirms The Pre-Trump GOP Is Dead And Gone

    01/07/2021 11:04:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 7, 2021 | Jon Daniel Davidson
    Trump leaves his party in better shape than his previous two predecessors left theirs, but the GOP is still at war with itself.Amid the fallout from a stunning Republican loss in Georgia that effectively hands control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats, we’re already seeing commentary and think pieces about how this means the end of Trumpism, that Donald Trump killed the GOP, that Trump sabotaged his own party, and so on.Not so fast. Yes, President Trump will leave office having served only one term, but consider where he will leave his party relative to his previous two predecessors. When...
  • Mitt Romney says Donald Trump has DISGRACED the presidency as Republicans turn on president and say he caused disastrous Georgia Senate defeat single-handed with delusional claims his own election was rigged

    01/06/2021 8:35:14 AM PST · by RummyChick · 150 replies
    dm ^ | 1/6/2021 | By KATELYN CARALLE, U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER and NIKKI SCHWAB, SENIOR U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER and GE
    Republicans lined up to blame President Donald Trump for losing at least one Georgia Senate runoff Wednesday. Senator Mitt Romney claimed that Trump pushing allegations Georgia 'rigged' the presidential election could cost Republicans the Senate. 'It turns out that telling the voters that the election was rigged is not a great way to turn out your voters,' Romney told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning as he prepares for a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College results. In Georgia's two Senate runoff elections on Tuesday, there was a less-than-expected Election Day turnout – a bad sign for...
  • Losing Would Be a Fitting Coda for the Feckless GOP Senate

    01/05/2021 11:08:06 AM PST · by Bratch · 45 replies
    American Greatness ^ | January 4, 2021 | Julie Kelly
    If they won’t stand against a rigged presidential election, they certainly won’t stand against Joe Biden and the Democrats.It should surprise no one that the Republican Senate—the most inept collection of politicians in recent memory—will end the Trump era in a state of disarray, discord, and dysfunction.What Americans have witnessed over the past four years, as I’ve written several times, is a textbook example of political power squandered. Republican senators, rather than maximize the unexpected gift of a Republican White House, Senate, and House of Representatives to advance long-promised “conservative” policies, wasted the opportunity while giving political cover to both...
  • The Cheneys take on Trump

    01/04/2021 8:59:02 PM PST · by rintintin · 75 replies
    Yahook ^ | Jan 4 2021 | Jon Ward
    One day before the country roused itself from a holiday break, one of the most powerful families in Republican politics issued a double-barreled rebuke of President Trump. Dick Cheney, the former vice president, and Liz Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, drew on their significant political capital and decades of experience in Washington to attack the president’s false claims of vote stealing and his undemocratic effort to overturn the election, which President-elect Joe Biden won.
  • ‘The 2020 Election is Over’: Top GOP Senators Reject Ted Cruz-Led Plan to Challenge Electoral College

    01/04/2021 2:16:37 PM PST · by rintintin · 138 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Jan 4 2020 | Aidan McLaughlin
    A number of prominent Republicans have spoken out in opposition to the plan, spearheaded by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), to object to Joe Biden electors from the 2020 battleground states being contested by President Donald Trump. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) was first to announce he would object to Biden electors in Pennsylvania. Cruz and 11 other Republican senators followed suit, announcing they would object to electors in every battleground. The senators are not claiming, like Trump, that the election was rigged, but simply that there are enough allegations of fraud from the losing candidate to justify objecting to the results....
  • Response from Rob Portman

    01/04/2021 10:59:42 AM PST · by SMARTY · 46 replies
    Jan. 4, 2021 | Self
    I got this response from Rob Portman. I had e mailed him to askhim to support the President: Dear xxxxx (my name) Thank you for contacting me regarding the 2020 Presidential Election. It is good to hear from you and I appreciate the opportunity to engage with you. The U.S. presidential election was held on November 3, 2020. With historic turnout across the board, it is clear that the American people were fully engaged in this election. The strong turnout for both candidates and both parties is a healthy sign for our democracy. Along with more than 71 million Americans,...
  • These Republican Leaders Say Trump Should Not Be President [Tom Cotton]

    01/03/2021 10:51:43 PM PST · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | Oct. 8, 2016, 12:39 PM EDT / Updated Oct. 25, 2016, 3:50 PM EDT | By Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to lose support among Republicans in the aftermath of a leaked video where he's caught making vulgar remarks about women. The most recent is former Secretary of State Colin Powell who said, two weeks before Election Day, that he is voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton. The ongoing condemnation from across the Republican Party by elected officials has resulted in 50 Republicans who have demanded he drop out or won't vote for him, according to NBC News' count. Here's how they break out: [cut] Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton said Trump "let us down again" and...
  • Pat Toomey: The evidence is overwhelming that Joe Biden won this election

    01/03/2021 9:45:43 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 128 replies
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | 01/03/2020 | MICHELLE MERLIN
    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey on Saturday decried the effort by some members of his party to oppose the certification of the presidential election results. A coalition of 11 Republican senators, led by Ted Cruz of Texas, announced it will challenge the outcome of the presidential election by voting to reject electors from some states when Congress meets next week to certify the Electoral College results that confirmed President-elect Joe Biden won.
  • Romney: McConnell said electoral vote count will be "the most consequential vote"

    01/02/2021 9:37:30 PM PST · by rintintin · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jan 2 2020 | AUDREY MCNAMARA
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the upcoming electoral vote certification "the most consequential vote" on a call with senators this week, according to Senator Mitt Romney, who was on the call. Congress will convene on January 6 to count each state's electoral votes and reaffirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory.