The Daily Populous

Wednesday January 20th, 2021 night edition

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Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellWhat would MLK say about Trump and the Republican Party?

“The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty.

The GOP leader has told colleagues he hasn’t yet decided how he would vote on a House-passed article of impeachment against Trump.

His remark that the crowd was “fed lies” is a reference to baseless and debunked claims spread by Trump and members of his legal team and inner circle that widespread election fraud cost Trump a second term.

Several people died amid the riot on Jan. 6, including a Capitol Police officer who was injured while responding to the mob.

The melee temporarily halted the final certification of Biden’s victory, with both chambers later reconvening to resume the count once the Capitol campus had been secured.

More recently, McConnell has left colleagues guessing on how he might vote on the article of impeachment, which accuses Trump of inciting insurrection at the Capitol. »

Justice Thurgood Marshall Profile - Brown v. Board of Education Re-enactment

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Arguably, Marshall's introduction to law came in high school when, as a punishment for a prank he had pulled, the school's principal made him read the U.S. Constitution.

Thurgood Marshall died in 1993, leaving behind a legacy that earned him the nickname "Mr. Civil Rights."

Before his funeral, his flag-draped casket was laid in state in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court. »

U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

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Relations between the countries have deteriorated over the past four years, and the new finding adds to a long list of tension points.

Foreign policy officials and experts across the political spectrum in the United States say China will be the greatest challenge for any administration for years or decades to come.

President-elect Joseph R. Biden said last year through a spokesman that the policies by Beijing amounted to “genocide. »

Pence and GOP leaders to skip Trump’s farewell event

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Vice President Mike Pence is also skipping Mr Trump’s event but is reportedly not going to attend church with Mr Biden.

Washington Post White House reporter Josh Dawsey tweeted that attending both Mr Trump’s event and Mr Biden’s inauguration would be logistically challenging for Mr Pence.

As former allies of President Trump skip his farewell event, some of them are also saying he’s responsible for the Capitol riots. »

Donald Trump is First President in Modern History to Never Reach 50% Approval in Gallup Poll

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According to Gallup, which started tracking presidential performance in 1938, Trump's average approval rating of 41 percent throughout his four-year term is lower than any other commander-in-chief in modern history.

Just 7 percent of Democrats approved of the job Trump was doing throughout his presidency compared to 88 percent of Republicans.

Trump is also the only president in history to never cross the 50 percent job approval threshold. »