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Twitter says it has reversed its 'incorrect' decision to lock Rep. Lauren Boebert's account

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Rep. Lauren Boebert on the House steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 4, 2021.
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Twitter said it has reversed its decision to lock the account of Rep. Lauren Boebert, though a company spokesperson declined to clarify which tweet prompted the action.
The move comes after the Republican congresswoman faced criticism for tweeting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's location during the US Capitol siege.
Twitter has permanently suspended President Trump, fueling an ongoing belief on the right that tech companies discriminate against...
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Trump calls for 'NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism' while House debates impeaching him over inciting a deadly Capitol riot

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump released a statement on Wednesday condemning violence while the House debated impeaching him for provoking last week's deadly Capitol riots.
"I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind," Trump said.
The House plans to impeach Trump on Wednesday afternoon, charging him with incitement of insurrection.
He is poised to be the first president in American history...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urges Republican colleagues to stand up to death threats and vote for impeachment

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrives for a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on August 24, 2020
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized her GOP colleagues who are reportedly reluctant to impeach the president because they fear death threats from his supporters.
Ocasio-Cortez argued that she and many other progressive members of Congress have dealt with death threats for years.
"This is what we are sent to Congress to do - the tough stuff," she tweeted. "All the easy choices are taken. If any GOP need advice on how to deal with it, they can...
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House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility' for the Capitol siege and that Biden was legitimately elected

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump speaks as he joined by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the Rose Garden of the White House on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday said President Donald Trump was complicit in the Capitol siege, while rejecting conspiracy theories about antifa involvement.
McCarthy also emphasized that President-elect Joe Biden was legitimately elected.
The House GOP leader said he opposes impeachment but supports the resolution to censure Trump.
"The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's...
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Lindsey Graham, who denounced Trump after the Capitol siege, opposes impeachment and implies Mitch McConnell is 'making the problem worse'

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized the House impeachment efforts on Wednesday and appeared to shade Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
"It is a rushed process that, over time, will become a threat to future presidents," Graham said in a statement. "As to Senate leadership, I fear they are making the problem worse, not better."
Graham broke from President Donald Trump and firmly acknowledged that President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 race on the...
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'Have they ever had a job before?': Rep. Cori Bush slams House Republicans who protested new metal detectors at the Capitol

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Rep. Cori Bush .
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Democratic Rep. Cori Bush on Tuesday criticized House Republicans who ignored the new metal detectors that were installed in the US Capitol following the deadly riots on January 6.
"First of all, we're talking about your job," she said on MSNBC. "Let's just look at it from the most basic level. If you work at McDonald's, you have to wear the uniform or you're not working today. Wherever you are, if you're told this is what you have to do, this is what you have to do, or you're not working."
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise told CNN that he...
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