The district attorney of Georgia’s largest county is opening an investigation into former President Donald Trump over the January phone call in which the then-president pressured the Georgia secretary of state to “find” votes for him.Read more
The day before his inauguration as the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden sought to begin a collective and public grieving of the more than 400,000 American lives lost in the Covid-19 pandemic.
“To heal, we must remember. It’s hard. But that’s how we heal,” Biden said, speaking from the base of the Lincoln Memorial during the Covid-19 memorial being held as part of his inauguration activities. “It is important we do that as a nation. That’s why we are here today.”Read more
“The mob was fed lies,” McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said on the Senate floor. “They were provoked by the President and other powerful people.”Read more
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated.
Aides to the California Democrat confirmed the timing and said Gov. Gavin Newsom was aware of her decision, clearing the way for him to appoint fellow Democrat Alex Padilla, now California’s secretary of state, to serve the final two years of Harris’ term.Read more
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar condemned President Trump’s “actions and rhetoric following the election” in a resignation letter obtained by CNN, telling Trump that these actions “threaten to tarnish” the administration’s legacy.Read more
Jimmy Kimmel on Angry Trump Mob Storming Capitol (video)Read more
Seth Meyers Calls for Trump’s Removal (video)Read more
Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the chair of the House Armed Services Committee, on Thursday also called on Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president, while Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) began circulating articles of impeachment.
The responsibility for invoking the 25th Amendment falls on the vice president and Cabinet.Read more
Several Trump administration officials have announced that they are resigning after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, temporarily disrupting Congress as it was certifying Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s Electoral College victory.Read more
Video from inside the Capitol showed Trump supporters marching through Statuary Hall. The US Capitol Police is asking for additional law enforcement for assistance, including federal authorities, per a source familiar.
The source says there are several suspicious devices outside the Capitol building.Read more