For updated global info & data on COVID-19, please click HERE.For updated global data & graphs on COVID-19, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases and death counts in USA by state, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida via Florida COVID Action, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida, via Florida state government, please click HERE.The House Democrats introduce article of impeachment, charging President Trump with ‘incitement of insurrection’. President Trump is going down in history as the only president of the United States being impeached twice. There is mounting pressure for speedy removal of Trump from office as more and more arrests of insurgents from last Wednesday, January 6, 2021, take place. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is giving Vice President Mike Pence 24 hours deadline to invoke the 25th Amendment, stripping Trump of his power. If Vice President Mike Pence will not invoke 25th Amendment by the end of the 24 hours, the House will move to impeach Trump this week (most likely on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in the video “House Democrats prep Trump impeachment bill; GOP blocks 25th Amendment ouster-by-Cabinet call, ABC7“, below:
NBC’s Kasie Hunt discusses the Capitol Hill riots and says “as terrifying as it was to watch in real time, this attack was more sinister and dangerous than many initially believed.” In the video “Capitol Riot ‘More Sinister And Dangerous’ As Time Goes On, MTP Daily, MSNBC“, below:
Katie Couric chatted with Supreme Court lawyer and former US Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal on impeachment, the 14th amendment and 25th amendment. They discussed which option would be the fastest or the most practical. “I think the case for impeaching and disqualifying Trump from future office holding it is not that this guy could win in 2024,” Katyal said. “It’s really like what are our most basic values? Is this someone who should be entitled to run for office or should we make that statement that people like this are off the table from ever running.” In the video “Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal: On The Options Left For For Removing Trump“, below:
14th Amendment, Section 3: No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Twenty-fifth Amendment (Amendment XXV): to the United States Constitution deals with presidential succession and disability.It clarifies that the vice president becomes president if the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office, and establishes how a vacancy in the office of the vice president can be filled.It also provides for the temporary transfer of the president’s powers and duties to the vice president, either on the initiative of the president alone or on the initiative of the vice president together with a majority of the president’s cabinet. In either case, the vice president becomes acting president until the presidential powers and duties are returned to the president.The House of Representatives unveiled its newest impeachment article against President Trump today, saying he incited insurrection at the nation’s Capitol last week. Former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg explains some of the reasoning behind the articles of impeachment, in the video “Former FBI Official Chuck Rosenberg Explains The Articles Of Impeachment, Ayman Mohyeldin, MSNBC“, below:
NY State Bar Association Statement on move to revoke Giuliani’s membership, in italics, below:“no person who advocated the overthrow of the government of the United States, or of any state, territory or possession thereof, or of any political subdivision therein, by force or other illegal means, shall be a member of the Association.”Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) discusses the options moving forward to remove President Trump from office. He said, “the best thing that could happen would be for Vice President Pence, along with the Republican leadership in Congress, meet with the president and really impress upon him the need for him to resign.” in the video “Sen. Ben Cardin: “The President Needs To Be Held Accountable”, MSNBC“, below:
Democrats have now introduced one article of impeachment against the president for inciting insurrection. A vote could come as soon as Wednesday. Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas joisn Katy Tur to discuss, in the video “Rep. Castro: This Is A Dangerous Man Who Is Occupying The Oval Office, Katy Tur, MSNBC“, below:
Senator Jon Tester of Montana was in his office, just a stone’s throw from the Capitol, when rioters attacked, and he calls Wednesday’s event “a terrorist act.” Aside from being a third-term lawmaker, Tester is the Senate’s only working farmer – a job that gives him a unique perspective on how Democrats might appeal to rural America. He addresses this issue in his book, “Grounded: A Senator’s Lessons on Winning Back Rural America,” as he discusses with Walter Isaacson, in the video “Montana Senator Jon Tester: It Was Absolutely a Coup Attempt, Amanpour and Company“, below:
The Morning Joe panel discusses new details in the planning of the riot at the D.C. Capitol, new footage of the mob at the riot, the president’s response, why Trump is a fascist leader and a new video from former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the video “Disturbing New Video And Details Emerge From Capitol Riot, Morning Joe, MSNBC“
Former special agent with the FBI Clint Watts and former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill speak to how in addition to responding to last week’s riot at the Capitol, federal law enforcement must also prepare for possible violence at Joe Biden’s inauguration, in the video “Clint Watts Calls This The ‘Most Stressful Time For The FBI Since 9/11’, Deadline, MSNBC“, below:
Former Defense Secretary William Cohen joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the Capitol Hill riots. He puts the rage from the crowds in the context of the history of racism in the America, saying, “Now we’re seeing the white backlash or ‘whitelash’ as it’s called…What is the basis of all of the rage? It’s because white people have come to the conclusion that the playing field that has been so uneven in the past is now being leveled.” In the video “Fmr. Defense Secy. Cohen: Capitol Hill Riots Part Of Whitelash In America, Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC“, below:
As the world waits for a formal transition to begin, what separates President Trump’s behavior from that of the average autocrat? Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist who has been writing about authoritarianism for two decades. Their latest book, “Surviving Autocracy,” makes the case that Trump’s presidency has endangered American democracy and the world’s faith in it. Gessen speaks with Michel Martin about all this — and the road ahead, in the video “Masha Gessen: “The GOP Has Turned Into an Autocratic Party”, Amanpour and Company“, below:
CNN’s Brianna Keilar calls out Republicans for warning Americans about President Trump, then choosing to ignore his “uniquely troubling nature” and ultimately end up either supporting him or working under his administration, in the video “Keilar: GOP ignored their own warnings about Trump“, below:
Washington, DC Attorney General Karl Racine tells Andrea Mitchell that given the rhetoric from President Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and others ahead of the Capitol Hill riots, he’s “looking at a charge under the DC code of inciting violence, and that would apply where there’s a clear recognition that one’s incitement could lead to foreseeable violence.” In the video “DC AF Racine: ‘I’m Looking At A Charge Under The DC Code Of Inciting Violence’, Andrea Mitchell“, below:
In the video “Corporations halt donations to GOP who voted to overturn elections“, below:
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