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President Trump Releases Farewell Video

President Trump has released a farewell video on his final full day in office. In it, he said he is praying for the incoming Biden administration to succeed to keep America safe and prosperous and says, “We extend our best wishes.” President Trump says as he leaves office, “I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together….

McConnell Says Mob that Stormed Capitol Was “Fed Lies” by President Trump

FILE (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) is explicitly pointing his finger at President Trump for helping to spur the recent attack on the Capitol. McConnell said today on the Senate floor, “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.” McConnell spoke six days after the Democratic-led House…

Vice President Pence Calls Kamala Harris to Offer Congratulations

Vice President Mike Pence has called Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations. That’s according to two people familiar with the conversation who were granted anonymity to share details of a private conversation. One of the people familiar with the Thursday afternoon conversation described it as a “good call,” with Pence congratulating his successor and offering assistance. The call…

President Trump to Leave Washington the Morning of Biden’s Inauguration

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) President Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, just before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. That’s according to a person familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been made public. Trump had already announced that he would not be attending Biden’s inauguration, a break with tradition. He has spent…

President Trump Issues Statement Regarding Possible Protests

President Trump has issued the following statement in regard to reports of possible protests happening in Washington and across the country in the coming days. The statement was released through White House Press Secretary Kayleigh Enany’s government Twitter account: “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of…

President Trump Tells Supporters at U.S. Capitol to “Go Home”

President Trump has posted a video message to Twitter, telling his supporters at the U.S. Capitol to “go home.” Trump still didn’t concede his loss to Biden and, without evidence, called the election “stolen” and fraudulent,” but told the protesters to go home “in peace.” pic.twitter.com/Pm2PKV0Fp3— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021 “I know you’re hurt. We had an…

The Reaction of Members of Alabama’s Congressional Delegation

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Members of Congress, including Alabama’s Congressional delegation, were inside the U.S. Capitol this afternoon when supporters of President Trump entered the building. The members of Congress had been there to ratify…

What President Trump Is Saying on Twitter as His Supporters Storm the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol was put on lock down this afternoon with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out between supporters of President Trump and police. Dozens of people breached security perimeters at the Capitol and lawmakers inside the House chamber were told to put on gas masks as tear gas was fired in the Rotunda. Lawmakers had been meeting to…

Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville Joins Group Challenging Electoral College Vote

Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama)(Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP) Alabama U.S. Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville is joining a growing number of Republican lawmakers to support President Trump’s effort to overturn the presidential election, pledging to reject the results. Congress will meet on January 6 to count the Electoral College votes and certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced a…

House Republicans Block $2,000 Virus Checks Despite Trump Demand

House Republicans have shot down a Democratic bid to pass President Donald Trump’s longshot, end-of-session demand for $2,000 direct payments to most Americans. The made-for-TV clash came as the Democratic-controlled chamber convened for a pro forma session Thursday scheduled in anticipation of a smooth Washington landing for the massive, year-end legislative package. COVERAGE FROM CBS NEWS COVERAGE FROM ABC NEWS…