Chuck Schumer, in New York City, says Trump's recent remarks show "how despicable a president he is."

"What Trump did today, blaming others for what he caused, is a pathological technique used by dictators," he says, adding that Trump should resign or be impeached.
Schumer calls on McConnell to bring the Senate back early for an impeachment trial, citing a 2004 measure that allows the majority and minority leaders to reconvene the chamber without unanimous consent for an emergency.
And Schumer's remarks in NYC are disrupted by a woman yelling at him.
Here’s a thread on the Trump remarks that Schumer is responding to:

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13 Jan
BREAKING: The House of Representatives votes 232-197 to impeach President Trump for incitement of insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.

He's the first president in history to be impeached twice.
The 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump:

Liz Cheney (WY)
Anthony Gonzalez (OH)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA)
John Katko (NY)
Adam Kinzinger (IL)
Peter Meijer (MI)
Tom Rice (SC)
Dan Newhouse (WA)
Fred Upton (IL)
David Valadao (CA)
New Mitch McConnell statement: "The House of Representatives has voted to impeach the President. The Senate process will now begin at our first regular meeting following receipt of the article from the House." Image
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9 Jan
NEW: @JoeBiden calls for setting aside deficit concerns to invest trillions of dollars in the ailing US economy.

@BernieSanders, likely incoming Senate Budget chair: “The president-elect is exactly right that this is not the time for austerity politics.”…
As Washington reels from the chaos of a Trump-spurred riot, top Democrats are plotting an aggressive economic agenda after capturing both chambers of Congress. They sound less inclined to acquiesce to conservative demands on red ink than in the Obama era.…
.@BernieSanders has big plans to use the filibuster-proof budget process to advance an progressive agenda, and quickly. He told me what he has in mind.
Read 4 tweets
8 Jan
FWIW: Manchin's spokesperson tells me he isn't drawing a red line against $2K checks, that he's open to hearing Biden admin's case for new payments but believes vaccine distribution should be a higher priority; he does prefer relief that's targeted to those who've lost their job.
As Manchin’s office tells it, his “absolutely not” quote was meant as a response to whether $2,000 checks should be the #1 priority now; he’s not with Schumer on that part, but doesn’t promise to vote against more direct cash either.
Sounds to me like a walk-back or a misunderstanding for Manchin. Either way it wouldn’t be the first time.
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8 Jan
NEW: Joe Biden’s agenda gets a fighting chance after Democrats capture the Senate.

Incoming Majority Leader Chuck Schumer promises “bold change.”

But he’ll face obstacles, including a 60-vote threshold and centrist Dems.

The landscape after Georgia 👇…
The biggest thing that changes in a 50-50 Democratic-run Senate is Schumer decides what gets a vote, not McConnell. That’s a BFD — it means Biden’s policy agenda won’t die by inaction and his judges won’t need GOP sign-off to get consideration.…
With narrow majorities in both chambers, Democrats will be limited in policy ambition. Centrists like Joe Manchin and Problem Solvers Caucus will have a say.

BIG QUESTION: What can pass under budget reconciliation? It's the only filibuster-proof vehicle.…
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6 Jan
President-elect Biden gives the speech Donald Trump won't. "Our democracy is under unprecedented assault unlike anything we've seen in modern times."
Joe Biden: "The scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect the true America... a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness... It borders on sedition. And it must end. Now. I call on this mob to pull back and allow the work of democracy go forward."
.@JoeBiden tells @realDonaldTrump to go on national TV now to "fulfill his oath" and condemn this violence.

"A dark moment."

"Through war and strife, America has endured much. And we will endure here and we will prevail again."
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6 Jan
Anyone who thinks a hypothetical 50-50 Democratic-controlled Senate will pave the way for the end of the filibuster, expansion of the Supreme Court, Medicare For All and a Green New Deal needs to be reminded of the existence of Joe Manchin.
The biggest thing at stake tonight is which parts of Biden's agenda are allowed a vote in the Senate. Think $2,000 checks, minimum wage hike, background checks, DREAM Act and public option. If Schumer takes control they're all in play; if it's McConnell they're very likely DOA.
And it's hard to overstate how different Joe Biden's impact on the courts could be if it's a 50-50 Schumer-led Senate versus a McConnell-run chamber.
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