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Democratic Leader smacks down GOP talking point that impeachment ‘silences’ 63 million Trump voters

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One of the persistent narratives pushed by House Republicans opposing the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump is that the vote somehow ‘silences’ the 63 million voters who backed Trump in 2016. At one point, the GOP even led the chamber in ‘moment of silence’ to honor those voters.

In his lengthy and impassioned speech leading up to the final vote, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) laid out the gravity and necessity of impeachment and urged Republicans to join him in standing up for the rule of law. But he also took a moment to note a simple fact that undermines the idea that Trump’s voters are a popular will to be overruled.

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“There’s been a lot of talk about the 63 million people who voted for Mr. Trump. Little talk about the 65 million people who voted for Hillary Clinton,” said Hoyer, to applause.

With that one line, Hoyer laid bare the contradiction of the GOP argument. Republicans have been claiming that impeachment is invalid because it is not being decided by popular majority — but nor was the election of Trump in the first place.

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Trump demands two Supreme Court justices recuse themselves from all of his cases: ‘I only ask for fairness’

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The president of the United States on Monday demanded two Supreme Court justices recuse themselves from all cases related to his interests.

Donald Trump made his demand while visiting India.

Trump quoted Fox News personality Laura Ingraham as saying Justice Sonia Sotomayor "accuses GOP appointed justices of being biased in favor of Trump."

"This is a terrible thing to say," Trump argued.

The president did not see the comments as a warning of justices who were not acting impartially but instead said Sotomayor was trying to "shame" fellow justices into voting her way.

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World Health Organization warns COVID-19 coronavirus could be a ‘potential pandemic’

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The new coronavirus has peaked in China but could still grow into a pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned, as infections mushroom in other countries.

Financial markets have gone into a tailspin after grim news of deaths and outbreaks in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, even as the Chinese epicentre appeared to be calming, with the death toll at its lowest for three weeks.

But the situation is worsening in other countries, with more than 2,000 cases and 30 deaths reported abroad, prompting a raft of restrictions on travellers from infected nations.

South Korea, Italy and Iran have logged particularly sharp increases in infections and deaths, while several countries in the Middle East reported their first cases of the novel coronavirus.

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‘They are investigating Matt Gaetz’: Miami Democrats celebrate Florida Bar probe into GOP lawmaker

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Controversial Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) could suffer professional sanction -- or even lose his law license -- after a stunt Republicans pulled in an attempt to derail the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Three weeks ago, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party filed an official complaint over Gaetz storming a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) in October.

"Impeachment proceedings are a legal process leading to a trial, and therefore covered by the Florida Bar's rules of conduct," Chairman Steve Simeonidis said at the time.

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