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Trump accused of House over Capitol riots, becomes the first president to face reprimand twice
The House of Representatives on Wednesday shot the story by voting to accuse President Trump for the second time of “inciting rebellion” after a crowd of his supporters besieged the Capitol on January 6 in a failed attempt to stop the certification of the elected president Joe Bidens Electoral College winner.
Parliament voted 232-197 to accuse the president. Ten Republicans joined the Democrats.
Trump has only one week left in office, but prosecutors say Trump is too dangerous to stay in office. The indictment condemns Trump for spreading lies that he won the election with landslides and whipped a crowd of supporters in Washington DC before the riots that killed five people, including a police officer in the Capitol. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT OUR TOP STORY.
In other developments:
– James Comey say Biden should consider pardoning Trump
– What a lawsuit against the Senate could means for Trump – and why it might not happen at all
– Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene promises to file charges against Biden
– Andrew McCarthy: Voting in the House represents ‘wasted opportunity’ for consensus
– Trump ‘would have standing to challenge ‘his prosecution: Turley
– Kevin McCarthy say accusation will split: ‘Resolution of censorship would be wise’
Matt Gaetz pushes back at Crenshaw over the Cheney defense
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Pushed back against his Republican counterpart Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, Wednesday after Congressman defended rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., The highest-ranking woman in the House, for her vote to accuse President Trump.
“With all due respect to Rep. Crenshaw, this is a minority image within the minority party,” Gaetz tweeted to Crenshaw.
Crenshaw previously said Cheney had a “hell more backbone than most” and called her a “principled leader.”
Cheney and nine other House Republicans voted with Democrats to accuse Trump on Wednesday of “inciting rebellion” after a crowd of his supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a failed attempt to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Bidens election college win over the president. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
In other developments:
– These is the 10 Republicans who voted to accuse Trump
– Liz Cheney faces setbacks by some GOP lawmakers after backing Trump’s persecution
– Brit Hume: Division in America ‘as bad as it has ever beenin the era after the Civil War
– Tucker Carlson: Why Democrats SE busca to accuse Trump again and why the GOP followed suit
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends Trump’s ban but admits company power sets ‘dangerous’ precedent
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey spoke on Wednesday about his company’s decision last week to ban President Trump from his platform.
“I’m celebrating or not feeling proud that we should exclude @realDonaldTrump, or how we got here,” Dorsey began a long Twitter thread. “After a clear warning that we would take this action, we made a decision with the best information we had, based on physical security threats both on and off Twitter. Was this correct?
“I think that was the right decision for Twitter,” Dorsey continued. “We were faced with an extraordinary and untenable circumstance that forced us to focus all our actions on public safety. Offline damage as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all else.
That said, it is necessary to ban an account from real and significant consequences. Although there are clear and obvious exceptions, I believe that a ban is a failure for us in the end to promote a healthy conversation. And it is time for us to reflect on our operations and the environment around us, ”continued the CEO.
Dorsey acknowledged that by taking such actions “fragments of public discourse”, “divide us” and “limit the potential for clarification, redemption and learning.” He also admitted that the power of his company in the “global public conversation” has set a “dangerous” precedent. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
In other developments:
– Snapchat to forbid Trump from platform
– Parler CEO say social media app, favored by Trump supporters, may not return
– Parler CEO for ‘shocking’ limitations by Amazon, Apple and Google: ‘You just never think it’s going to happen’
– Hacker walks after Parler users archive terabyte data
– House Dems request investigate ‘suspicious behavior’ after allegation of Capitol ‘reconnaissance trips
– Hannity you encourage McConnell denies accusations of ‘madness’ in Senate: ‘You should know better’
– The Democratic Rep. Cicilline caught removes the mask to sneeze on the floor of the house
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– CNN’s Jake Tapper blown up to interrogate disabled veteran GOP reps patriotism for opposing accusation
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SOME SHARING WORDS
Late. Lindsey Graham, the outgoing chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined Sean Hannity on Wednesday night on primetime’s “Hannity” to discuss how he has asked President-elect Joe Biden to get Democrats to drop the prosecution.
“I think we should not legitimize this (accusation),” Graham said. “These actions, if they continue, will encourage more violence. Every time you ask President Trump to reassure his people and reject violence, he has done so. How has he now been met – I think by outrageous behavior from Congress itself even … For the American people, what good is it to accuse President Trump when he’s out of office? “
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