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BREAKING: McConnell will not reconvene Senate for emergency session impeachment vote

The Senate will not be reconvening early in order to impeach President Donald Trump before he leaves office.

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BREAKING: McConnell will not reconvene Senate for emergency session impeachment vote

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Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the office of Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday that the Senate will not be reconvening early in order to impeach President Donald Trump before he leaves office.

The latest attempt to impeach Trump comes after he was accused of inciting a riot on Jan. 6 which led to the storming of the Capitol in Washington, DC by pro-Trump protesters under the belief that the 2020 election was rigged in Biden’s favor.

McConnell said that the Senate would only be reconvening if there was unanimous consent among elected Senators, a likely unreachable target as most Republicans oppose impeachment, The Hill reports. Trump has barely a week left in office.

The report of McConnell’s statement contradicts words Schumer delivered on Tuesday where he said he and McConnell may agree to reconvene the Senate in an emergency session. It also brings questions to reports that McConnell was pleased with the impeachment effort under the belief that it would make it easier to purge the Republican Party of Trump and Trumpism.

“There was legislation passed in 2004 that allows the Senate minority and majority leader to jointly reconvene the Senate in times of emergency. This is a time of emergency,” Schumer suggested. “I’ve asked him to call the Senate back — all he needs is my agreement, I’m still minority leader.”

The House of Representatives is debating and voting on the order of impeachment on Wednesday. If those articles are approved, they would need to pass the Senate with a majority vote before the president would lose his post. If the Senate does not reconvene, it doesn’t matter how many Republicans or Democrats in the House vote for Trump’s ouster.

The Senate is not scheduled to reconvene until Jan. 19, one day before President-elect Biden is set to be sworn into office.

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Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Joyce Beatty is arrested in Senate office building by Capitol Police during a march demanding they pass the For the People Act.

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Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Joyce Beatty is arrested in Senate office building by Capitol Police during a march demanding they pass the For the People Act.

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  • Officers arrested Rep. Joyce Betty, 71, after she led voting rights protesters into a Senate office building
  • They chanted, ‘Fight for Justice,’ and ‘End the filibuster,’ in the atrium of the Hart Senate building
  • They accuse Republicans of using the filibuster threat to ensure the For the People Act remains stalled
  • Police said they arrested nine people for ‘demonstrating in a prohibited area on Capitol Grounds’
  • The protest came as the country divides between left and right over new laws governing ballots
  • Last week President Biden described Republican efforts to change voting laws as a ‘threat to democracy.’ 

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Arizona State Senator Calls for New Election, Says Biden Electors Must Be Recalled

Arizona Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers is calling for a new 2020 presidential election in her state, demanding officials “decertify the election” that took place in November.

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Arizona State Senator Calls for New Election, Says Biden Electors Must Be Recalled

Rogers, who has been a public proponent of Arizona’s multiple election audit efforts, took to Twitter Thursday to voice her opinion that, following updates from an election audit many believe to be without merit, if Arizona is to “get this right” a new election must take place.

“I call for the Biden electors to be recalled to Arizona & a new election must be conducted. Arizona’s electors must not be awarded fraudulently…” she tweeted Thursday afternoon.

Leading up to her recall demand, Rogers had been prolifically tweeting about the Arizona state Senate update and briefing held earlier in the day on the progress of the Maricopa County 2020 election audit being conducted by Cyber Ninjas, a Florida firm that had no previous experience with auditing election results.

Rogers used her Twitter account to tweet and retweet dozens of posts questioning the legitimacy of the election and the transparency of the audit.

“I have heard enough. With the tens of thousands of ballots mailed without being requested, the over ten thousand people who voted after registering after November 3rd, the failure of Maricopa to turn over the 40% machines, the passwords that Dominion still refuses to turn over, & tens of thousands of unauthorized queries demonstrating how insecure the election was…” Rogers wrote.”

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