Tag Archives: US Capitol breach

Are Republicans really ready to unhitch their wagon from Donald Trump?

Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Has the spell really been broken? After years of joining Donald Trump in demonizing political opponents, and holding their silence as Trump furiously shredded public trust in elections, public service, the rule of law and the truth itself, have mainstream Republicans really decided to give him up? […]

Trump impeachment: House debates charge of ‘incitement of insurrection’ – live

Third-ranking GOP member in House, Liz Cheney, says she’ll vote to impeach Pence rejects call from House to invoke 25th amendment US carries out first federal execution of a woman since 1953 4,327 US Covid deaths yesterday sets grim new daily record Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.50pm […]

Trump rejects responsibility for Capitol riot he inspired and claims his words ‘totally appropriate’ – live

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo cancelled his Europe trip at the last minute today after Luxembourg’s foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet him, European diplomats and other people familiar with the matter said. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo cancels last trip. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA The extraordinary snub to Washington came […]

Congress confirms Biden’s win following chaos of pro-Trump mob attack – live

The Trump supporters who stormed the Congress were not the only insurrectionists in the Capitol building yesterday; a sizeable number were already gathered in the lawmakers’ chambers well before any barriers were breached. In contrast to the agitators in their MAGA hoodies and army fatigue coats, these insurrectionists were seated in their crisp suits when […]