HHS Secretary Blasts Trump’s Role in Capitol Riots in Resignation Letter – Mother Jones

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. 

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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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The bonkers Republican logic on why Trump shouldn’t impeached

So, let’s walk through this logic, shall we? No punitive action should be taken against the President who told a mob of his supporters that “we fight like hell and if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore” because, if that action is taken, it could lead to violence?

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NYT: How Trump’s Allies Are Still Defending Him: Denial, Deflection, Disinformation

Even as scores of President Trump’s usually unfailing loyalists condemned him for moving too slowly to call off the swarm of demonstrators that stormed and ransacked the Capitol, many of his most vocal and visible allies in Congress, the media and conservative politics still could not bring themselves to fault him for the surreal and frightening attack carried out by people he had just urged to “fight like hell.”

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‘End this nightmare’: Lawmakers push to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump

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.

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Trump Administration Officials Who Resigned Over Capitol Violence

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.

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US Capitol: Pro-Trump protesters storm the building as lawmakers gather to count electoral votes

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.

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