Justice Department looking at sedition and conspiracy charges for some pro-Trump Capitol rioters
Republicans are beginning to turn on Donald Trump with even top members of the party supporting his impeachment. Liz Cheney, its third-most-senior House member, said the president’s incitement of the Capitol riot was a “betrayal”.
Meanwhile, The New York Times reported that Mitch McConnell, the GOP Senate leader, was pleased Democrats were moving to impeach the president a second time. Up to 20 Republicans might support the plan, it was claimed.
And the tech sector backlash is continuing one week after the DC riot. YouTube has banned Mr Trump for at least a week, citing “the ongoing potential for violence”.
Republicans are beginning to turn on Donald Trump and support his impeachment.
Liz Cheney, the GOP’s third-in-command in the House of Representatives, accused the president of a “betrayal” through his incitement of rioters last week.
Adam Kinzinger and John Katko, her fellow Republican representatives, said they would vote for removal.
The New York Times has reported that even Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, is pleased that Democrats are trying to impeach Mr Trump a second time, and will allow his party members to support it.
The paper’s national political correspondent claimed up to 20 might do so.
Jon Sharman13 January 2021 07:46