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6 Jan, 4 tweets, 1 min read
Capitol Police instructs people to evacuate House Cannon building. No reason was given
Here’s the request
Capitol police to staff: “If you are in the Cannon Building, take visitors, escape hoods, and Go Kits and report to the South tunnel connecting to the Longworth.”
Cannon is now all clear, Capitol Police says

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7 Jan
Schumer say it’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment
Schumer: “What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president. This president should not hold office one day longer.”
“The quickest and most effective way - it can be done today - to remove this president from office would be for the Vice President to immediately invoke the 25th amendment. If the Vice President and the Cabinet refuse to stand up, Congress should reconvene to impeach” him
Read 4 tweets
5 Jan
More GOP senators come out against overturning election. Inhofe: “To challenge a state’s certification, given how specific the Constitution is, would be a violation of my oath of office—that is not something I am willing to do and is not something Oklahomans would want me to do”
Tim Scott: “As I read the Constitution, there is no constitutionally viable means for the Congress to overturn an election wherein the states have certified and sent their Electors.”
Jerry Moran: “The states, consistent with the principles of federalism ... possess the sole authority to determine and submit their electors. To vote to reject these state-certified electoral votes would be to act outside the bounds of the Constitution, which I will not do.”
Read 4 tweets
3 Jan
There are some House members in Capitol who would be in quarantine after being exposed to covid. These members have tested negative, according to Capitol official. Capitol Hill doctor Brian Monahan says they are participating today through a "secure enclosure"
Monahan says the members can participate in order "to ensure continuity of operations of essential functions" and "are permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19 provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented”
Full statement from Monahan. It’s unclear who the members are. One Capitol official says it’s 2 Dems and one Republican, but won’t disclose their identity
Read 4 tweets
22 Dec 20
New - House conservatives strategize with Trump and Pence (along with Rudy) an effort to overturn election on House floor on Jan. 6. Effort will fail, but House members say they have at least one senator’s support and want to extend debate into Jan. 7.…
Pence's involvement in the meeting is significant because he will preside over the joint session of Congress that would count the electoral votes that day. Brooks told me that Pence was at “different parts” of the meeting
Brooks said he saw Sidney Powell at the WH but they didn’t meet with her. GOP planning as many as 72 five-minute floor speeches that day and believe they have a senator’s support for challenges to six states, making debate 12 hours long. House GOP leadership NOT dissuading them
Read 5 tweets
21 Dec 20
The House is setting up a convoluted process to finalize votes on the covid relief package and the omnibus funding bill. It's mainly due to concerns among progressives about supporting funding for ICE and defense spending, so they are splitting up the votes on the floor.
The House will vote first to approve the rule governing floor debate. That rule will also include a seven-day stopgap to keep government open. That will give Congress time get to paperwork to the WH without risking a government shutdown. The Senate then would have to approve it
Under the rules, the massive spending-covid relief package will be divided in two.

There will be one floor vote on funding for Commerce-Justice-Science, Financial Services, Defense and Homeland Security.

Then there will be another floor vote to approve the rest of package
Read 4 tweets
21 Dec 20
Pelosi wouldn’t answer my question about why the $900 billion deal is more acceptable to her than the $1.8 trillion offer Mnuchin made to her this fall.
Pelosi wouldn’t call on me at the press conference, which is becoming a pattern, even though just five reporters were there. She left the press conference as I asked her the question. And she ignored my question in the hallway as well.
Asked again in the hallways why this proposal is more acceptable than the Mnuchin plan, Pelosi didn’t respond. But Schumer, who was walking with her in the hallway, said: “Ask Mitch McConnell.”
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