The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 12nd, 2021 evening edition

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House Democrats introduced one article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Monday for "incitement of insurrection" for urging his supporters to march on the Capitol last Wednesday.

The House will vote on the impeachment measure Wednesday morning after considering legislation Tuesday night that calls on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office before Jan. 20.

The planned votes come after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told Democrats that the chamber would proceed with Trump's impeachment if Pence doesn't agree to the 25th Amendment process.

Continue reading news about the reaction to the Capitol riot from Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

— After break with Trump, Pence charts a new path forward.

— Nearly three-quarters of voters say democracy under threat, majority say Trump should resign or be removed, poll finds.

— Melania Trump makes first comments about attack on the Capitol. »

Patriots coach Bill Belichick turns down Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump

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“Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honour represents and admiration for prior recipients,” said Mr Belichick in a statement.

Mr Belichick, 68, would have received the nation’s highest civilian award as Democrats move to impeach Mr Trump over the violence that left five people dead.

“Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nations’s values, freedom and democracy,” added Mr Belichick. »

Third lawmaker tests positive for Covid after Capitol lockdown

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Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., walks up the House steps for the final votes of the week on April 4, 2019, in Washington.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Washington state Democrat, said in a statement early Tuesday that she had been quarantining since the attack and learned of her positive test result Monday night.

Jayapal said that lawmakers who refuse to wear masks in the Capitol should be fined. »

Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley Could be Put on No-Fly List, House Homeland Security Chair Says

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House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson has said Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) could be put on the no-fly list if they're found liable for inciting the riot at the Capitol that left five people dead.

On Thursday, Thompson urged the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and FBI to place the Capitol rioters on the no-fly list.

Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz and Lauren Boebert have been asked for comment on this article. »

GoFundMe is banning fundraising for travel expenses used for potentially violent political events

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New York (CNN Business) GoFundMe will no longer allow people to fundraise for travel expenses used for potentially violent political events after pro-Trump protesters used the platform to rake in cash ahead of storming the US Capitol.

"Due to the violence, GoFundMe has removed numerous fundraisers intended to raise money for travel expenses," a spokesperson for the company told CNN Business.

The spokesperson said the company will also remove fundraisers for travel expenses for any future political events where there is a "risk of violence by the attendees.". »