It was imagined to be a joint session of Congress for what was supposed to be the fairly perfunctory task of counting the electoral votes as licensed by the states. The complication was imagined to be that some Home and Senate Republicans had been objecting to counting electoral votes from states Donald Trump needs he hadn’t misplaced, which was imagined to take two hours of debate per state.
That was unhealthy sufficient. Now, Congress is making an attempt to come back again from a day spent on lockdown and in hiding from a mob of Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol, breaking home windows, breaking into Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s workplace, and extra—all with suspiciously few arrests made. Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz have been under pressure to desert their objections to counting all of the votes, with Pelosi saying in a statement, “The evening should be lengthy however we’re eager for a shorter agenda, however our objective can be completed.”
In case you had any doubt concerning the narrative that the best began constructing round right this moment’s occasions even earlier than they had been over. This was all of the fault of “a bus load of Antifa.” Apparently this was the bus equal of a clown automotive, able to holding these lots of or hundreds of people that invaded the Capitol. And the disguises had been glorious.
Whereas neither Pence no McConnell talked about Trump’s title of their opening remarks, soon-to-be Senate Majority Chief Schumer isn’t having any downside calling out Trump for inflicting right this moment’s terrorist assault, together with Trump’s enablers within the Republican Social gathering.
Greg Sargent studies Home Judiciary Committee Democrats have issued a letter calling on Pence to invoke the 25th Modification: “For the sake of our democracy, we emphatically urge you to invoke the 25th Modification and start the method of eradicating President Trump from energy.”
A presumably inebriated Lindsey publicly breaks up with Don: