NC GOP to vote on censuring Sen. Burr after impeachment vote

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Congress will establish an independent, September 11-style commission to look into the deadly insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol.

The new suit alleges that "on and before January 6, 2021, the defendants. conspired to incite an assembled crowd to march upon and enter the Capitol of the United States for the common objective of disrupting, by the use of force, intimidation, and threat, the approval by Congress of the count of votes cast by members of the Electoral College as required by Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution". Richard Burr over his vote to convict former President Donald Trump during Trump's second impeachment trial. She has tasked retired US Army Lieutenant General Russel Honoré with assessing security needs of the Capitol in the aftermath of the attack.

Here's an explanation of how Trump's leaving office affects his criminal and civil exposure. "What was known, who knew it and when they knew, all that, because that builds the basis so this never happens again".

The Sept. 11 commission was created by Congress in 2002 "to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances" of the terrorist attack carried out by al-Qaeda. That would elevate the investigation a step higher, offering a definitive government-backed accounting of events.

"The president will have the ability to help excite the base and turn voters out", Whatley said.

"There's still more evidence that the American people need and deserve to hear and a 9/11 commission is a way to make sure that we secure the Capitol going forward", said Sen.

Biden has mostly stayed close to the White House since taking office almost a month ago, leaving the D.C. area only for weekend trips to his DE home and the Camp David presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland. He insisted that the courts were a more appropriate venue to hold Trump accountable than a Senate trial.

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The Democrats notably presented a doctored video of former President Trump's speech at the Capitol.

Unlike the impeachment case, Thompson's lawsuit does not focus on the charge of "incitement" - likely because Thompson and the NAACP lawyers know that Trump's rhetoric did not rise to the extremely high bar of legal "incitement".

That said, there is no evidence that Trump intended for the crowd to physically prevent Congress from carrying out its duties. And based on what has been reported about Graham's conservation with Raffensperger, Aronberg said, intent would be hard for a prosecutor to prove. The majority of the 43 Republican Senators who voted to acquit Trump, cited the same reason as McConnell, including Senator Rob Portman of Ohio. He then said in a statement that the Senate's vote to proceed with the trial established a precedent that a former president could be impeached.

A spokesperson for Mr Trump responded: "He has been acquitted in the Democrats' latest impeachment witch hunt and the facts are irrefutable".

The political fallout in North Caroline GOP politics from Sen. Stacey Plaskett, a House prosecutor who represents the Virgin Islands, said of the verdict, describing it as "heartbreaking". "We needed more senators with spines".

After that vote, McConnell ripped Trump in a speech from the Senate floor, and the two have been estranged in recent months after working closely together during the former President's four years in office. The Senate, in an earlier vote, had deemed the trial constitutional.

"He didn't get away with anything yet", Mr McConnell said. "And the DA in Atlanta said that she is expanding her investigation to include the making of false statements".