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‘Enough Mitch, Enough’: McConnell Leveled by Morning Joe for Letting Trump Try to Steal the Election

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“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough spoke directly to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday for standing by while Donald Trump and his “confederacy of dunces” try to steal the election, telling the Kentucky Republican it was time to tell the president to knock it off.

Speaking directly to the camera, the MSNBC host warned McConnell that the president is undermining democracy and history will not look kindly upon him for not asserting himself.

“So the question, Mitch, is how much longer are you going to hold American democracy in suspended animation?” Scarborough asked. “How much longer are you going to undermine what really does lay at the heart of American democracy and that is the peaceful transfer of power — something that has defined this country since George Washington decided to get on his horse and go back to Mt. Vernon instead of serving a third term.”

“I said said time and again, you can’t cheer against the president of the United States without cheering against America. That I didn’t cheer against presidents, even if I disagreed with them, I prayed for them. because I was praying for America,” he continued. “In this case, Mitch, this isn’t about undermining American’s faith in Joe Biden — you know this. It’s what makes this so sick, Mitch. This isn’t about undermining Americans’ faith in Joe Biden; one man, one party. It’s about undermining America’s faith in democracy, in the rule of law, and that’s what you’re doing right now. The gig is up and it’s time to tell the president that he and Rudy [Giuliani] and their confederacy of dunces need to stop making fools of themselves and let the next commander in chief get ready to protect and defend this country.”

“Let the next president of the United States start preparing to distribute vaccines, to tens of millions, to hundreds of millions of Americans,” he added. “We are way past time and the president you’re running cover for, he’s doing nothing but tweeting conspiracy theories and trying to undermine American democracy. Enough, Mitch. enough.”

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Mark Your Calendar: Schumer Releases Trump Impeachment Schedule

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has just released the schedule for the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump.

The Article of Impeachment will be transmitted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday. That week will focus on the administrative elements of the trial.

The following week, starting February 8, the actual impeachment trial will begin.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had requested a two-week delay, but Schumer and Pelosi did not grant his wish.

CNN’s Jeremy Herb posted the document:

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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‘Seditious Conspiracy’: Ethics Complaint Filed Against Rep. Madison Cawthorn, Other GOPers Over Capitol Coup

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An ethics complaint has been filed against three Republican members of Congress over their participation in events that led to the violent and deadly January 6 attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol.

Reps. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, and Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs of Arizona are accused of “a seditious conspiracy to use force to prevent Congress from carrying out its constitutional and statutory duties to count the votes of the Electoral College,” by the Campaign for Accountability, a government ethics watchdog founded by two former members of CREW.

If the House Ethics Office finds any or all of the three Republicans violated federal law, the group is asking for them to be expelled.

Cawthorn spoke at President Trump’s January 6 rally (photo), barely hours before the armed insurrection.

“This crowd has some fight in it,” Cawthorn told Trump’s MAGA supporters. “The Democrats, with all the fraud they have done in this election, the Republicans hiding and not fighting, they are trying to silence your voice. Make no mistake about it, they do not want you to be heard.”

North Carolina’s WLOS reports that “despite his tweets urging ‘millions of patriotic Americans stand for their country,’ Cawthorn said he felt no culpability in what unfolded” the day of the attempted coup.

“I don’t feel I had any responsibility for them attacking the Capitol,” Cawthorn said.

Two days before the domestic terror attack he posted this:

Gosar and Biggs also bear significant responsibility, according to the lead organizer.

“Far-right activist Ali Alexander, who helped rally Trump’s supporters ahead of Congress’ electoral count, has claimed he planned a rally that preceded the riot with the support of Gosar and Biggs,” The Hill reports, citing an article in The Washington Post.

 

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Pelosi to Transmit Impeachment Article to Senate Monday – Triggering Trial of Trump to Start Next Week

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi will transmit the House’s Article of Impeachment against Donald Trump for the incitement of the January 6 insurrection to the Senate on Monday. Once the Senate has received the Article it is constitutionally bound to take it up immediately.

On Thursday Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said his conference would be comfortable with waiting two weeks before beginning the trial of the former president, Donald J. Trump. Speaker Pelosi’s answer to McConnell, in action if not words, was no.

Axios adds that the “Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted.”

Those “ceremonial aspects” of the trial would begin Tuesday, CNN’s Manu Raju reports. “The train is in motion,” he says.

 

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