ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

January 15, 2021 4:30 p.m.

Impeachment 2.0

  • President Trump loves the unprecedented. And this week, he became the only American president to be impeached twice.
  • Ten Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues to impeach Trump. Almost exactly a year ago, no House Republicans voted for Trump’s first impeachment.
  • A Republican congressman who backed impeachment told MSNBC that he and his colleagues are altering their routines and looking into purchasing body armor, as Congress and the nation reels from the deadly insurrectionist violence last week.
  • Trump apparently had to be dissuaded from dropping in on the impeachment proceedings, according to the New York Times.
  • In a surreal scene at the Capitol, National Guard troops have been stationed inside the building and sleeping on marble floors.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has not specified when she will send the impeachment article over to the Senate for a trial, but a couple of Republican senators have already indicated they will not vote to convict the President. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said he doesn’t believe a former president can be convicted. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one of Trump’s biggest enablers over the past four years, warned that impeachment would further divide the country.

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