A member of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team on Monday promised to pursue initiating impeachment proceedings if former White House Counsel Don McGahn refused to testify on Tuesday.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, is also a member of Congressional leadership as chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC).
MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily” guest host Steve Kornacki asked Cicilline about the White House instructing McGahn to ignore the subpoena.
BREAKING: @RepCicilline: “If Don McGahn doesn’t testify, it is time to open an impeachment inquiry….No one is above the law including the president of the United States.” #MTPDaily pic.twitter.com/ClND8cONyv
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) May 20, 2019
LGBTQ pride ‘forces’ people to accept ‘a perverted and non-biblical view of sexuality’: West Virginia Republican
West Virginia state Sen. Mike Azinger penned an angry op-ed for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, scorning the idea of LGBTQ acceptance and warning that it is a massive plot to indoctrinate people against Christian values.
"Tolerance, in the face of the violation of the commandments of God, is no virtue at all," said Azinger, a manager of a contracting firm with a master's degree in pastoral theology. He ripped into the local newspaper for covering an LGBTQ pride event the previous Saturday, thundering that, "Sexual deviancy is going mainstream."
The Italian job: 2026 Winter Olympics will be staged in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo
Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo was named as hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics on Monday, beating off a bid from Stockholm/Are in Sweden and giving Italy the showpiece event for the third time.
The 2026 Olympics will run from February 6-22, said the International Olympic Committee.
Italy has twice previously hosted the Winter Games -- in 1956 in Cortina d'Ampezzo and 2006 in Turin. Sweden has only hosted the Summer Olympics, in 1912 in Stockholm.
IOC members gave the Italian bid the nod by 47 votes to 34.
"It's an historic day and a victory of all Italians," said Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini.
Christian university president quits after massive backlash over inviting Mike Pence
Vice President Mike Pence's role in toxic administrations caused such a backlash that a Christian university is now searching for a new president.
"Taylor University President Paul Lowell Haines has resigned from the nondenominational Christian university a month after hosting Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker," Religious News Service reported Monday.
Students and alumni had protested the invitation.