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Capitol Hill

With some Republicans on board, U.S. House Democrats press forward on impeachment vote
World

With some Republicans on board, U.S. House Democrats press forward on impeachment vote

  • With at least five Republicans joining their push to impeach President Donald Trump over the storming of the U.S. Capitol, Democrats in the House of Representatives stood poised for a history-making vote to try to remove the president from office.
  • That would trigger a trial in the still Republican-controlled Senate, although it was unclear whether enough time or political appetite remained to expel Trump.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 12:20pm
Pence rejects calls to oust defiant Trump, but impeachment looms
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Pence rejects calls to oust defiant Trump, but impeachment looms

  • "I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation," Pence wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shortly before the House was set to vote on a measure calling on Pence to use the amendment to strip Trump of power.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 10:02am
After Capitol siege, majority of Americans believe Trump should be removed from office before term: Poll
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After Capitol siege, majority of Americans believe Trump should be removed from office before term: Poll

  • Over half of surveyed Americans in a new poll have indicated that they believe that President Trump should be removed from office, following the attack on the Capitol by his supporters.
  • 56 percent polled in favour of the removal of President Trump from office, while 67 percent polled that the outgoing President deserves a significant degree of the blame for the rioting that took place in the Capitol.
Published 11 Jan, 2021 04:02pm
Pelosi consults top general on curbing Trump’s military power, as House considers impeachment
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Pelosi consults top general on curbing Trump’s military power, as House considers impeachment

  • Amidst mounting pressure for the removal of President Trump from office, House speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to the nation's top military leader to curb the President's authority to take military action - at home and abroad.
  • In the aftermath of the chaotic events on Wednesday, in which the President urged thousands of his supporters to flock to the Capitol building, which resulted in an insurrection to repeal the results of the election; leaving five dead.
Published 09 Jan, 2021 01:06pm
China draws comparison between storming of U.S. Capitol, HK protests
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China draws comparison between storming of U.S. Capitol, HK protests

  • China drew a comparison on Thursday between the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump and last year’s often-violent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
  • Around the world, leaders expressed shock and concern, condemning the attempted subversion of democracy.
Published 07 Jan, 2021 02:50pm