After some Republicans balked at going through House metal detectors, Pelosi announces stiff fines.
“The fine for the first offense will be $5,000 and $10,000 for the second offense. The fines will be deducted directly from Members’ salaries by the Chief Administrative Officer”
Biden’s current lead over Trump:
Georgia - 10,621 votes
Arizona - 17,131 votes
Wisconsin - 20,539
Nevada - 36,186 votes
Pennsylvania - 45,063 votes
Michigan - 147,896
Bush’s 2000 lead over Gore in Florida: 537 votes
Trump, who tweeted yesterday he canceled his NJ trip to ensure "LAW & ORDER is enforced,” just arrived at his Virginia golf club. It's the 271st time he has been at one of his golf clubs and 363rd time at one of his properties in his presidency, per CNN tally
Trump brings up Hunter Biden’s cocaine use. Biden looks at the camera and says he’s proud of his son who has overcome his drug problems.
“Tomorrow we are going to be talking about the 25th Amendment,” Pelosi says
Sen. Martha McSally, a Republican facing a difficult election race, lashed out when I asked if she would consider new evidence as part of the Senate trial. “You’re a liberal hack - I’m not talking to you. You’re a liberal hack.” She then walked into a hearing room.
Pelosi: “The 126 Republican Members that signed onto this lawsuit brought dishonor to the House.”
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Democrat of Illinois, called Trump a “draft-dodging, wannabe tinpot dictator” who is perverting “the honor of our military” by threatening to use against Americans
As Trump attacks Fauci and calls him a “disaster,” he was just awarded the National Academy of Medicine's first-ever Presidential Citation for Exemplary Leadership
WALLACE: You said our children are taught in school to hate our country. Where do you see that?
TRUMP: I just look at – I look at school. I watch, I read, look at the stuff.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger: “Earlier today Senators Loeffler and Perdue called for my resignation. Let me start by saying that is not going to happen. The voters of Georgia hired me, and the voters will be the one to fire me.”
NEWS - Pelosi calls for the resignation of the US Capitol Police chief and says the House Sergeant at Arms has told her he is submitting his resignation
First Hill Republican to call for the 25th Amendment twitter.com/repkinzinger/s…..
George W. Bush: “I just talked to the President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. I extended my warm congratulations and thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered last night.”
Biden to @jaketapper: “It was all about making sure the stock market didn’t come down, that his wealthy friends didn’t lose any money ... He waved a white flag. He walked away. He didn’t do a damn thing. Think about it. Think about what he did not do. It’s almost criminal.”
Vindman attorney responds: “That a member of the Senate – at a moment when the Senate is undertaking its most solemn responsibility – would choose to take to Twitter to spread slander about a member of the military is a testament to cowardice.” twitter.com/MarshaBlackbur…..
#BREAKING: Pelosi says time for 25th Amendment for Trump for “seditious act,” if not Congress may impeach
Trump, in Florida, calls the Bidens “an organized crime family”
NEW: Pelosi sends letter to colleagues: “This week, the House will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran.”
Vindman attorney responds: “My client has seen war, and has sacrificed greatly for our country. He has said nothing publicly but for statements made pursuant to a subpoena. He deserves better than to be mocked, taunted, and bullied by the Commander-in-Chief,” per @kaitlancollins twitter.com/mkraju/status/…..
CDC Director Robert Redfield: “I do think the fall and the winter of 2020 and 2021 are going to be the probably one of the most difficult times that we experienced in American public health.”
Arizona: Biden up nearly 17K votes
Georgia: Biden up 10,353 votes
Pennsylvania: Biden up 43K votes
Jerry Nadler on Berman firing as US attorney for the SDNY: “The House Judiciary Committee will immediately open an investigation into this incident, as part of our broader investigation into Barr’s unacceptable politicization of the Department of Justice.”
Sen. John Cornyn, the senior GOP senator from Texas, is critical of his state’s lawsuit challenging the election results in several battleground states, telling me: "I frankly struggle to understand the legal theory of it.”
Romney tells @jaketapper that GOP has “strayed“ from its core values. “I don’t see us returning to that for a long time. As I look at the 2024 contenders, most of them are trying to be as much like Donald Trump as they can be.” Says he represents “very small slice” of GOP today