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Politics Biden pushes Senate to confirm nominees as it enters impeachment trial

04:15  14 january  2021
04:15  14 january  2021 Source:   politico.com

Impeachment, resignation, 25th Amendment: How Democrats in Congress are trying to remove Trump after Capitol riots

  Impeachment, resignation, 25th Amendment: How Democrats in Congress are trying to remove Trump after Capitol riots Democrats in Congress have urged Trump to resign and for the Cabinet to remove him using the 25th Amendment. Now they're preparing for impeachment.They've called for his resignation, urged the Cabinet to remove him under the 25th Amendment and, with those two options looking extremely unlikely, are preparing to impeach the president for a second time.

Avril Haines, Biden ’s nominee for Director of National Intelligence, will have her confirmation hearing 5 days before the inauguration. Lloyd Austin and Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden ’s nominees for Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Homeland Security respectively, are set to have their hearings

President-elect Joe Biden is pushing to keep impeachment from consuming his agenda and overshadowing the early days of his administration, as he tries McConnell told Biden that the Senate parliamentarian would have to rule whether the Senate could work on legislative business other than

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday urged senators not to neglect Cabinet confirmations and other legislative priorities as they prepare to consider the House’s article of impeachment in the trial of President Donald Trump.

a man wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden arrives for church at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine Roman Catholic church January 09, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images U.S. President-elect Joe Biden arrives for church at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine Roman Catholic church January 09, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware.

In a statement released hours after House Democrats and 10 House Republicans voted to impeach Trump on the charge of inciting an insurrection, Biden highlighted the numerous Cabinet appointments and public health priorities of his coming first days in office. Biden will be inaugurated next Wednesday.

Impeachment Fast Facts

  Impeachment Fast Facts Read Fast Facts on CNN to learn more about impeachments of US and world leaders.Here's a look at the process of impeachment, a misconduct charge that leads to a trial to determine whether a public official is guilty of abuse of power or other offenses. A conviction leads to removal from office.

Senate - confirmed Democratic members of commissions could take on acting roles leading those agencies until Biden ’s selections are confirmed , the official said. The official declined to provide names of any of the people the transition has identified to lead agencies in an acting capacity.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Saturday attempted to clarify his previous remarks that he wouldn't testify in a Senate impeachment trial , saying he would comply with whatever Congress "legitimately" asked of him.

“Today, the members of the House of Representatives exercised the power granted to them under our Constitution and voted to impeach and hold the president accountable. It was a bipartisan vote cast by members who followed the Constitution and their conscience,” Biden said. “This nation also remains in the grip of a deadly virus and a reeling economy. I hope that the Senate leadership will find a way to deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation.”

Biden told reporters on Monday that he hoped the Senate impeachment trial could be held in tandem with its usual business as he aims to get his administration off to a fast and strong start. With the Senate scheduled to come back in session just before Biden gets sworn in, the odds of a trial going into the Biden presidency is all but certain.

Trump impeachment sets up politically perilous Senate trial, possibly threatening Joe Biden's agenda

  Trump impeachment sets up politically perilous Senate trial, possibly threatening Joe Biden's agenda The historic impeachment of Trump for his role in the Capitol Hill riot adds a gargantuan dose of uncertainty to Joe Biden's first days in office.With days remaining until Biden is inaugurated and Democrats take control of the Senate, attention shifted quickly to questions over the timing of an impeachment trial – a rare spectacle that promises to consume American politics for weeks and challenge assumptions about how Washington will transition out of the Trump era.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is responding unequivocally to a top White House official who said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is demanding a full Senate trial , featuring live witnesses, if and when the House sends over articles of impeachment .

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reiterated Friday that he would not comply with a subpoena to testify in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, in a new interview with the Des Moines Register's editorial board.

Biden pushed on Wednesday for the Senate to handle Covid vaccine distribution and confirm his nominations for the secretaries of Homeland Security, State, Defense and Treasury, as well as the director of National Intelligence.

Biden’s statement echoed his past condemnations of last week’s attack on the Capitol, which left five people dead. In his statement, the president-elect called the riots an “unprecedented assault on our democracy” and “unlike anything we have witnessed in the 244-year history of our nation.”

“This criminal attack was planned and coordinated,” Biden said. “It was carried out by political extremists and domestic terrorists, who were incited to this violence by President Trump. It was an armed insurrection against the United States of America. And those responsible must be held accountable.”

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Trump and Biden head to Georgia Monday, a day after recordings surfaced of the president pressuring an official to flip the state's vote in his favor.This week, the new Congress gets to work, two runoff elections in Georgia Tuesday will determine control of the Senate, and President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory will be certified by Congress. Biden also still has a few Cabinet picks to announce – including his nominee for Attorney General – as he plans for his inauguration.

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