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Republican senators now regret not doing more to contain Trump

Republican senators now regret not doing more to contain Trump

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication Republican senators say they feel a sense of growing regret over not standing up to sooner — a day after a violent mob ransacked the Capitol building in one of the darkest and most humiliating days in U.S. history.One Republican senator who requested anonymity to discuss his conversations with GOP colleagues acknowledged GOP lawmakers should have served as a stronger check on the president over the past four years.“We should have done more to push back, both against his rhetoric and some of the things he did legislatively,” said the lawmaker. “The...

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GOP senator: Trump 'committed impeachable offenses'

GOP senator: Trump 'committed impeachable offenses'

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication Sen. (R-Pa.), who has played a leading role in opposing efforts to throw out the results of the 2020 election, on Saturday said has “committed impeachable offenses.” “I do think the president committed impeachable offenses,” Toomey said during an interview on Fox News’s “The Journal Editorial Report.”Toomey is the top-ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee. He plans to retire from Congress at the end of 2022 to return to the private sector.Toomey said he did not know whether the Senate would act on any articles of impeachment passed by...

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McConnell circulates procedures for second Senate impeachment trial of Trump

McConnell circulates procedures for second Senate impeachment trial of Trump

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication Outgoing Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) on Friday circulated to colleagues a memo outlining the procedure for holding another trial for if the House impeaches him for a second time in just over a year. The document, which was first reported by The Washington Post, lays out how the Senate would proceed if the House approves articles of impeachment and transmits them to the upper chamber before or by Jan. 19, when senators are scheduled to resume regular business after the January recess.McConnell says the most likely scenario if the House impeaches...

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Schumer declares he will be Senate majority leader

Schumer declares he will be Senate majority leader

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication Senate Democratic Leader (N.Y.) on Wednesday declared himself Senate “majority leader” and asserted that Democrats have regained control of the Senate even though one of two Senate runoff races in Georgia has yet to be called.“It feels like a brand new day. For the first time in six years, Democrats will operate a majority in the United States Senate — and that will be very good for the American people,” Schumer said in a statement released Wednesday morning even as the race between Democrat and incumbent Republican is still...

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Election fight tears at GOP

Election fight tears at GOP

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication An effort by and his allies in Congress to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election is tearing apart the Republican Party in a messy fight a few days before two critical special elections in Georgia that will determine the Senate majority in 2021.Adding to the spectacle, The Washington Post on Sunday published a recording of an extraordinary hour-long conversation between Trump and Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s secretary of state, in which the president pressured the state official to “find 11,780 votes” in order to make him the...

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Cotton breaks with conservative colleagues who will oppose electoral vote count

Cotton breaks with conservative colleagues who will oppose electoral vote count

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication © Greg NashSen. (R-Ark.), a possible contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, broke with his rivals Sunday night by announcing he will not object to the counting of electoral votes on Jan. 6.Cotton warned that an effort spearheaded by Sens. (R-Mo.) and (R-Texas), two other 2024 White House hopefuls, to challenge the electoral votes of several swing states that went for President-elect could “establish unwise precedents.”While Cotton said he is concerned about how the 2020 presidential election was carried out, such as changes to...

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GOP senator says he'll block consent for $2,000 stimulus checks

GOP senator says he'll block consent for $2,000 stimulus checks

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Republican Sen. (Pa.) on Tuesday evening announced he would object to a request to swiftly pass House-approved legislation to increase the amount of direct stimulus checks to $2,000.Toomey is one of several Republican senators who would object to such a request, including Sens. (R-Wis.) and (R-Ky.), according to a Senate GOP aide.“Congress should continue helping workers who’ve lost their jobs. But blindly borrowing more than $600 billion so we can send $2,000 checks to millions of people who haven’t lost any income is terrible policy. I won’t...

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GOP senator on Trump pardons: 'This is rotten to the core'

GOP senator on Trump pardons: 'This is rotten to the core'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Sen. (R-Neb.) on Wednesday blasted ’s of political allies such as former Trump campaign chairman and political adviser as “rotten to the core.”Sasse issued his statement Wednesday evening, specifically mentioning Manafort and Stone.“This is rotten to the core,” he said in a terse one-liner.The statement by Sasse said that “felons like Manafort and Stone” had “flagrantly and repeatedly violated the law and harmed Americans.”Sasse was the first GOP senator out of the gate to criticize the pardons. Others are likely to follow.Trump...

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GOP seeks to avoid messy Trump fight over Electoral College 

GOP seeks to avoid messy Trump fight over Electoral College 

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Senate Republicans say Majority Leader (R-Ky.) will reach out to Sen.-elect (Ala.) in an attempt to avoid a messy floor fight next month over finalizing the results of the Electoral College vote.Senate Republican Whip (S.D.) said GOP leaders will tell Tuberville that voting to suspend the tally of the Electoral College vote next month will be a futile — and politically damaging — move.“Ultimately every senator will have to make their own decision about that but I think there will be people, yeah, reaching out him just to kind of find out” what he’s...

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McConnell getting much of what he wants in emerging relief deal

McConnell getting much of what he wants in emerging relief deal

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) is getting much of what he wants in an emerging coronavirus relief package, after months of digging in his heels against a demand by Democratic leaders to pass a multitrillion-dollar package that would shore up the ailing finances of state and local governments.The GOP leader isn’t getting liability protection for businesses and other organizations but McConnell himself last week proposed dropping that controversial item along with another large tranche of funding for state and local government. State and local...

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Congress close to coronavirus deal that includes stimulus checks

Congress close to coronavirus deal that includes stimulus checks

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Senate and House leaders are closing in on a coronavirus relief deal that would include direct stimulus payments, according to sources familiar with the talks.The package is based largely on a $748 billion relief bill that a bipartisan group of Senate and House moderates unveiled Monday plus a new round of stimulus checks, although at an amount lower than the payments of up to $1,200 per adult included in the CARES Act passed by Congress in March.It will leave out $160 billion in funding for state and local governments, which was originally...

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Senate GOP leaders seek to put an end to election disputes

Senate GOP leaders seek to put an end to election disputes

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Senate Republican leaders want to avoid a messy debate and vote on the legitimacy of the election results when Congress meets Jan. 6 to count the votes of the Electoral College, which on Monday elected as president.Senate GOP leaders have downplayed the chances of objecting to the vote by electors, but several House Republicans led by Rep. (R-Ala.) will move ahead with objections to state results. If just one GOP senator joins Brooks, each chamber will then meet separately to consider those objections.Senate Majority Whip (R-S.D.), asked about the...

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Democrats bet Perdue's stock trades can sway runoff

Democrats bet Perdue's stock trades can sway runoff

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Democrats are betting big that Sen. ’s (R-Ga.) controversial record of trading stocks throughout the coronavirus pandemic are going to hurt him in the Georgia special election scheduled for Jan. 5.The Perdue campaign says that charges the senator made trades based on insider information are “totally false” and claim he has been “exonerated’ by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Senate Ethics Committee.But Perdue’s claim earlier in the year that his personal finances were handled by an outside adviser...

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Biden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls

Biden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Republican senators with an eye on running for the White House in 2024 are gearing up to battle against President-elect ’s Cabinet picks, setting up a debate within the Senate GOP conference over how hard to push back on Biden’s nominees.While traditionally the Senate gives a new president deference to fill his administration’s senior ranks, the environment has changed after four years of bitter partisan fighting under . Four Senate Republicans with potential White House aspirations in 2024 have already signaled their opposition to Biden’s picks,...

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Trump transition order follows chorus of GOP criticism

Trump transition order follows chorus of GOP criticism

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication RisingChanging AmericaRisingChanging AmericaSponsoredDon't miss a brief.The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 faxThe contents of this site are ©2020 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.

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Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee

Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Sen. (Calif.) announced Monday she is stepping down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee after groups on the left such as NARAL Pro-Choice America criticized her handling of ’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing this fall.Feinstein said she needs to focus on “two existential threats” facing California: wildfire and drought.“After serving as the lead Democrat on the Judiciary Committee for four years, I will not seek the chairmanship or ranking member position in the next Congress,” she said in a statement.Feinstein came under...

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Republicans start turning the page on Trump era

Republicans start turning the page on Trump era

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Top Republicans are starting to acknowledge publicly that will be the next president of the United States, turning the page on the Trump era.Congressional Republicans and even a high-ranking White House official have, in recent days, referred to the upcoming change in administration.National security adviser Robert O’Brien promised a “professional transition” of power, saying it looks like Biden has won the election.“If the Biden-Harris ticket is determined to be the winner — and obviously things look that way now — we’ll have a very professional...

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GOP shows limited appetite for pursuing Biden probes

GOP shows limited appetite for pursuing Biden probes

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GOP senators say Warren nomination would divide Republicans

GOP senators say Warren nomination would divide Republicans

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Senate Republicans are warning that President-elect would spark “a fight” if he were to nominate Sen. (D-Mass.), Sen. (I-Vt.) or former national security adviser Susan Rice to his Cabinet.Republicans will control at least 50 seats in the next Senate. The GOP is hoping to add to its majority by winning two runoff races scheduled for Jan. 5 in Georgia, a state that traditionally votes Republican but where Biden has a 14,000-vote lead in the presidential election.If Democrats can win both seats, they’d have the Senate majority with Vice...

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McConnell declines in floor speech to congratulate Biden as president-elect

McConnell declines in floor speech to congratulate Biden as president-elect

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) in a lengthy floor statement Monday declined to congratulate or recognize him as the president-elect and instead defended ’s legal fight against ballot counts showing him behind in key states.“Obviously no states have yet certified their election results. We have at least one or two states that are already on track for a recount and I believe the president may have legal challenges underway in at least five states,” McConnell said.The GOP leader asserted that “in the United States of America, all legal ballots must be...

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GOP senator: Trump election fraud claims 'just not substantiated'

GOP senator: Trump election fraud claims 'just not substantiated'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Sen. (R-Pa.), an influential voice within the Senate GOP conference, on Friday said ’s claims of widespread election fraud, including in the senator’s home state, “are just not substantiated.”“I saw the president’s speech last and it was very hard to watch. The president’s allegations of large-scale fraud and theft of the election are just not substantiated,” Toomey, who has announced he will retire from Congress at the end of 2022, told NBC’s “Today.”“I’m not aware of any significant wrongdoing here. Look, there are irregularities in every...

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GOP sees path to hold Senate majority

GOP sees path to hold Senate majority

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication the prevailing sentiment that Democrats are favored to win control of the Senate, Republicans also point to poll numbers for vulnerable GOP incumbents in red-leaning states that are starting to solidify.RisingChanging AmericaRisingChanging AmericaSponsoredDon't miss a brief.The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 faxThe contents of this site are ©2020 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.

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Dallas Morning News poll shows Biden leading Trump in Texas

Dallas Morning News poll shows Biden leading Trump in Texas

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication A new poll by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler shows former Vice President leading by three points in Texas, a state that hasn’t voted for a Democrat for president since 1976.Biden is leading Trump 48 percent to 45 percent among likely voters, which is within the poll’s 3.22 percentage-point margin of error.The poll showed Biden making gains among independents and Hispanic voters.Notably, the poll was conducted before the Oct. 22 debate at which Biden said “yes” he would “transition” to renewable fuel and clean energy...

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Biden's oil stance jars Democrats in tough races

Biden's oil stance jars Democrats in tough races

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication 's vow to phase out the oil industry at Thursday's debate creates a problem for Democratic candidates in red-leaning states and swing House districts as it gives Republicans an opening to tie them to their party’s left wing.Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) said in April of last year that he wanted to make the 2020 election “a referendum on socialism.”That strategy ran into a big problem when Democrats nominated Biden, a candidate who developed a reputation as a moderate during his decades in Washington, for president.Now Biden’s blunt affirmation...

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Senate Republicans offer constitutional amendment to block Supreme Court packing

Senate Republicans offer constitutional amendment to block Supreme Court packing

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Sen. (Texas) and five other Senate Republicans have introduced a constitutional amendment to prevent Democrats from packing the Supreme Court if wins the White House and Democrats capture the Senate.The proposed amendment simply states: “The Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine justices.”It would need to pass with a two-thirds super majority in both the Senate and the House and need to be ratified by three-fourths of the states, or 38 of the 50 states, within seven years after its submission for ratification.“Make no...

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