Mitch McConnell promises to vote for Trump in 2024, after saying Trump was responsible for the Capitol Hill riot

Last week, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell condemned Trump after the sacking of the U.S. Capitol. It was “a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty,” McConnell said. “Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”

Yesterday, though, he pledged his vote to Trump, who is all but certain to win the party’s nomination in 2024: “Absolutely.”

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Former Republican officials float possibility of forming ‘center-right’ party

Former Republican House Rep. Charlie Dent confirmed to CNN that he and about 120 Republicans held a conversation last Friday about whether to form a new party or a new faction within the Republican Party that would operate independently from the GOP.

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FBI finds evidence of coordination at Capitol riot

When die-hard supporters of President Donald Trump showed up at rally point “Cowboy” in Louisville on the morning of Jan. 5, they found the shopping mall’s parking lot was closed to cars, so they assembled their 50 or so vehicles outside a nearby Kohl’s department store.

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Donald Trump impeached for Endangering “The security of the United States and its institutions of Government.”

Donald Trump has always been obsessed with his place in history. It’s now cemented: no other occupant of the Oval Office achieved the distinction of being impeached twice for high crimes and misdemeanors. The vote was 232-197. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in making this historic action bipartisan.

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McConnell is signaling he’s in favor of impeachment, GOP source says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile has said to believe impeachment will help oust Trump from the GOP for good. According to a person familiar with his reaction, Trump was particularly incensed Tuesday night by Cheney’s announcement, which said he’d betrayed the office of the presidency.

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Daily Kos: Capitol Siege the culmination of the GOP’s long embrace of authoritarianism

This radical authoritarianism was evident not just in the intent of the Capitol siege—an insurrectionist attempt to force Congress to overturn the known results of the November presidential election—but in the faces and voices of the men and women who comprised Wednesday’s mob.

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Early and youth voting in Georgia runoff is freaking out Republicans, and that’s good

The story of Georgia’s early vote has Republicans freaking out. “We’re fully aware of the energy on the other side, and think we’ve been reminded about that,” Dale Washburn, a Republican state legislator told Republicans at a rally for Kelly Loeffler. “We know demographics have changed in recent years. And if our side hasn’t been aware of that, they’re rapidly becoming aware of that.”

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Democrats shatter fundraising records ahead of Georgia Senate runoffs

The fundraising advantage for Democrats has given their candidates a massive advantage in TV advertising. Ossoff has already spent $67 million on TV since the November election, compared to $34 million for Perdue, according to data from AdImpact. Warnock has spent $53 million so far, compared to $36 million for Loeffler. Both Democrats also have more booked for the final two weeks of the race.

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Rep. Paul Mitchell ‘Disaffiliating’ From GOP Because It Can’t Admit Trump Lost

Rep. Paul Mitchell, a two-term Republican from Michigan, said Monday that he was severing ties with the GOP over fears that President Donald Trump’s allies could soon cause “long-term harm to our democracy” as they continue to spread misinformation about the 2020 election.

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