1) From colleague Mike Emanuel. McCarthy to GOPers:
"I share your anger and your pain. Zip ties were found on staff desks in my office. Windows were smashed in. Property was stolen. Those images will never leave us"
2) McCarthy: "Personally, I continue to believe that an impeachment at this time would have the opposite effect of bringing our country together when we need to get America back on a path towards unity and civility."
3) McCarthy: "Notwithstanding the Speaker’s push towards impeachment, I have heard from members across our conference who have raised at least four potential avenues available to the House to ensure that the events of January 6 are rightfully denounced and prevented.."
4) McCarthy: "...from occurring in the future. These include:

1.A Resolution of Censure under the Rules of the House
2.A Bipartisan Commission to Investigate the Circumstances Surrounding the Attack
3.Reforming the Electoral Count Act of 1887...
5) McCarthy: "....Legislation to Promote Voter Confidence in Future Federal Elections...I ask our conference to consider each on their merits and plan to discuss with all of you during our member meeting later today and ahead of votes in the House this week.

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13 Jan
1) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Impeaching President Trump on Wednesday

For the first time since 1798, the House of Representatives plans a second impeachment against an American government official.
2) There was a double impeachment by the House of Tennessee Sen. William Blount in the 1790s. But on Wednesday, the House of Representatives intends to impeach President Trump for the second time in 13 months.
3) If the House follows through, this only the 21st time the body has ever impeached a government official.
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13 Jan
1) Fox is told that so far, there is no separate vote scheduled to appoint impeachment managers (the House “prosecutors” who present the case to the Senate). The measure also simultaneously sends the article of impeachment to the Senate.
2) Multiple Congressional sources asked today on multiple occasions about the vote to send the article of impeachment to the Senate have been mum
3) It is possible that the House wanted to avoid a secondary vote to send the article of impeachment to the Senate/appoint managers, the House could build into the “rule” an automatic trigger to send the article once the Hse approves it. Unclear. The “rule” hasn’t been written
Read 4 tweets
12 Jan
A) Judiciary Cmte Chair Nadler: President Trump continued a parallel course of conduct that foreseeably resulted in the imminent lawless actions of his supporters, who attacked the Capitol and the Congress. This course of conduct, viewed within the context of his past actions..
B) Nadler...and other attempts to subvert the presidential election, demonstrate that President Trump remains a clear and present danger to the Constitution and our democracy. The House must reject this outrageous attempt to overturn the election...
C) Nadler: ..and this incitement of violence by a sitting president against his own government. President Trump committed a high Crime and Misdemeanor against the Nation by inciting an insurrection at the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the...
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12 Jan
1) Let's unpack the rpts that McConnell is pleased w/the Hse forging ahead with impeachment for Trump and what that means for a prospective trial.
2) First of all, always pay explicit attention to the PRECISE verbiage of what McConnell says. Or, doesn’t say. McConnell ALWAYS says EXACTLY what he means.

So, when you have a comment coming from McConnell surrogates, placed in the press, this is a trial balloon.
3) Fox is told that McConnell didn’t convene a conference call to prep GOP senators about his position or get their input.

McConnell is taking the temperature.
Read 9 tweets
12 Jan
1) The decision by GOP Conf Chair Liz Cheney to impeach the President is monuental in scope.

First, you have the third-highest ranking Republican in the House saying she will vote to impeach a Republican President.
2) Second, this represents a major break with the rest of the GOP brass and many rank and file Republicans who have offered platitudes about the President or tried to turn things around on Democrats, saying we need “healing” or that Democrats were pushing too hard to impeach.
3) Third, Cheney is tactically positioning herself as a threat to McCarthy and Scalise in leadership. They got too close to the President. The President essentially ordered a raid on the Capitol. McCarthy and Scalise could be seriously damaged goods here.
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12 Jan
A) Hse Acting Sgt at Arms Blodgett: To ensure compliance with the Capitol Police Board regulations concerning firearms and incendiary devices, as well as to provide a safe and secure environment in which to conduct legislative business, effective immediately, all persons...
B) Blodgett: ..including Members, are required undergo security screening when entering the House Chamber. Magnetometers are being placed at selected entrances to the Chamber. Failure to complete screening or the carrying of prohibited items could result in...
C) Blodgett: ... denial of access to the Chamber. Members are reminded that pursuant to the firearms regulations that Members received on opening day, firearms are restricted to a Member’s Office.
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