🚨 FIRST House Republican is a Yes on Impeachment: John Rep. Katko (R-N.Y.)

“To allow the president of the United States to incite this attack without consequence is a direct threat to the future of our democracy,” Katko said in a statement.

“For that reason, I cannot sit by without taking action. I will vote to impeach this president."
While other House R's have entertained the idea, my colleague and I are hearing possibly 10 or so, Katko is the first to say he is in -- not that he is seriously considering it.
*Oopsies: Rep. John Katko

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11 Jan
A LOT unpacked in Huddle today. Check it out/subscribe:

-GOP Impeachment Temp Check
-Pelosi's 1/6 POV
-GOP Damaged Goods?
-MORE threats
-Fresh freshmen @RepNancyMace @RepMeijer
-Honoring the officers
-Readers' reactions
@MZanona and I surveyed a large swath of the GOP conference to see where they're leaning on the impeachment question.

Here is what we can say: a handful of Rs appear to be seriously weighing it, but are waiting to see what Dems actually do.
GOP Freshmen Reps. Nancy Mace (SC) and Peter Meijer (Mich.) are already carving out a name for themselves by speaking out about the state of the GOP and Trump more than some House Republicans who are twice their ages.

Read more to see what they are saying.
Read 5 tweets
9 Jan
Amid the Capitol attack, I kept reporting my observations while also sharing my body's visceral reactions as events unfolded.

After convos w/ ppl who also went through it, I know a lot of us are experiencing the side effects days later. So ppl know they aren’t alone, here r mine
The morning after, I relayed to friends ‘I’m not traumatized, but I am processing.’ I do believe that, but I was also naive about the emotions that hide until the adrenaline disappeared from my body (as some military types warned in my DMs)
There is a fear of the attackers still targeting reporters or finding me that persists like a constant low-level electric shock in my chest.

Images of ppl w/ zip-ties don’t help, no matter if they were meant for members/reporters/both.

Don't know how bad things could’ve gone.
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7 Jan
HOUSE REPUBLICAN calling for 25th amendment to be invoked
And another House Dem -- thanks to the person who flagged for me

Read 4 tweets
6 Jan
Police are going door to door yelling at people to evacuate in US Capitol buildings.
HERE is why:

Capitol police are investigating a Suspicious Package in the 300 Block of First Street SE.

"Staff and other personnel are directed to AVOID THIS AREA until further notice."
Update from Capitol Police: "If you are in the Cannon Building, take visitors, escape hoods, and Go Kits and report to the South tunnel connecting to the Longworth."
Read 4 tweets
5 Jan
SCOOP: Inside the GOP’s strategy to challenge Biden’s win...

And the nail biter GA election, all in today's Huddle. 👇

While senators appear to be less eager as the House members to make objections, a source familiar with the matter noted that efforts like this can snowball in the House and ultimately put pressure on senators.
The GOP lawmakers did not discuss how long they wanted to draw out the objection process, but my source tells me that the senators weren’t excited about debating past midnight -- though 3USC16 allows for recesses to occur so they think that could solve this issue for them.
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7 May 20
INCOMING: A committee official says

Shortly, the House Intelligence Committee will release transcripts from the Russia investigation.
These transcripts are a long time coming -- think 2017-2018
And they have been released: 57 interview, and pages upon pages.

Stay tuned -- will be sharing findings.

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