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Watch Live: House Debates Sending Articles of Impeachment to Senate | Breitbart

House Democrats will debate on the House floor Tuesday the merits of sending the articles of impeachment over to the Senate. The House Democrat conference met Tuesday morning to discuss whether the House should send the articles of impeachment over to Congress’ upper chamber. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that they will vote on…

Watch Live: House Debates Sending Articles of Impeachment to Senate | Breitbart

House Democrats will debate on the House floor Tuesday the merits of sending the articles of impeachment over to the Senate.

The House Democrat conference met Tuesday morning to discuss whether the House should send the articles of impeachment over to Congress’ upper chamber.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that they will vote on a resolution sending impeachment managers and the articles of impeachment over to the Senate on Wednesday.

The Democrats passed two articles of impeachment roughly a month ago, charging that President Donald Trump abused the office of the presidency and obstructed Congress.

Since the House Democrats passed the partisan articles of impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has declined to send the articles over to the Senate, believing that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will not hold a fair trial and move to quickly dismiss the trial.

The House Democrat leader’s decision to delay an impeachment trial has engendered criticism from both sides of Congress, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

Last Friday, Speaker Pelosi said that she will send the articles of impeachment to the Senate this week, meaning that the House will vote on a resolution to appoint impeachment managers and send the articles over to Congress’ upper chamber.

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), a member of Senate Republican leadership, said Monday that he does not believe there are enough Senate Republicans to move towards a quick dismissal of the impeachment trial against President Trump.

“I think our members generally are not interested in a motion to dismiss. … Certainly there aren’t 51 votes for a motion to dismiss,” the Missouri Republican said.

Moderate Senate Republicans such as Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rob Portman (R-OH) have suggested that they would like to see the House Democrats, as well as President Trump’s legal team, present their case during the impeachment trial rather than quickly dismissing the trial.

“If 51 senators wanted to have that vote, we could have it at some point. I don’t believe it’s going to be baked into the underlying resolution,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said.

Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.

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Beijing to suspend buses entering or leaving capital to contain virus: state media

Beijing (AFP) – China’s capital will suspend buses that enter and exit the city boundary, state media reported on Saturday, as Chinese authorities scramble to contain a new SARS-like virus that has killed dozens in the country. According to state-run People’s Daily, “all passenger transport by road” that crosses in and out of Beijing will…

Beijing to suspend buses entering or leaving capital to contain virus: state media

Beijing (AFP) – China’s capital will suspend buses that enter and exit the city boundary, state media reported on Saturday, as Chinese authorities scramble to contain a new SARS-like virus that has killed dozens in the country.

According to state-run People’s Daily, “all passenger transport by road” that crosses in and out of Beijing will be suspended starting Sunday, citing “requirements of epidemic prevention and control”.

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George Soros Accuses Facebook of Working to Reelect President Trump

Facebook is helping to reelect President Trump in 2020 in exchange for protection, billionaire George Soros claimed Thursday in Davos, Switzerland. “Facebook will work to re-elect Trump and Trump will protect Facebook. It makes me very concerned about the outcome of 2020,” he said during a private dinner hosted by his Open Society Foundations at…

George Soros Accuses Facebook of Working to Reelect President Trump

Facebook is helping to reelect President Trump in 2020 in exchange for protection, billionaire George Soros claimed Thursday in Davos, Switzerland.

“Facebook will work to re-elect Trump and Trump will protect Facebook. It makes me very concerned about the outcome of 2020,” he said during a private dinner hosted by his Open Society Foundations at the World Economic Forum.

The left-wing financier reportedly described Trump as “the ultimate narcissist” and a “con man” who wanted the world to “revolve around him.”

“When his fantasy of becoming president became a reality,” his ego grew significantly, Soros alleged, then added, “This has turned his narcissism into a malignant disease.”

However, a Facebook spokesperson called the accusations “just plain wrong.”

January 9, the social media company announced that it would continue to allow politicians to run advertisements and “would not police the truthfulness of the messages posted,” according to Fox News.

“Ultimately, we don’t think decisions about political ads should be made by private companies,” said Facebook’s Director of Product Management Rob Leathern.

He continued:

In the absence of regulation, Facebook and other companies are left to design their own policies. We have based ours on the principle that people should be able to hear from those who wish to lead them, warts and all, and that what they say should be scrutinized and debated in public.

Soros’s Open Society Foundation’s website states that it believes “the solutions to the national, regional, and global challenges we face demand the free exchange of ideas and thought, and that everyone should have a voice in shaping the policies that affect them.”

Despite his foundation’s commitment to the free exchange of ideas, Soros called the Trump administration “a danger to the world” at Davos in 2018, and also accused social media companies of encouraging addiction to their platforms.

The billionaire stated:

The distinguishing feature of internet platforms is that they are networks and they enjoy rising marginal returns. They deliberately engineer addiction to the services they provide. This can be very harmful, particularly to adolescents. As Facebook and Google have grown into ever more powerful monopolies, they have become obstacles to innovation, and they have caused a variety of problems of which we are only now beginning to become aware.

 “Davos is a good place to announce that their days are numbered,” he concluded.

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Schiff: ‘Uncontested’ that Trump Invited Ukraine ‘to Help Him Cheat’

During a press conference on Saturday, House Impeachment Manager and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that President Trump’s impeachment defense team did “not contest that the president solicited a foreign nation to interfere in our election, to help him cheat.” And that “they acknowledge, by not even contesting this, that the facts…

Schiff: ‘Uncontested’ that Trump Invited Ukraine ‘to Help Him Cheat’

During a press conference on Saturday, House Impeachment Manager and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that President Trump’s impeachment defense team did “not contest that the president solicited a foreign nation to interfere in our election, to help him cheat.” And that “they acknowledge, by not even contesting this, that the facts are overwhelming.”

Schiff said, “First of all, what was most striking to me about the president’s presentation today is, they don’t contest the basic architecture of the scheme. They do not contest that the president solicited a foreign nation to interfere in our election, to help him cheat. I think they acknowledge, by not even contesting this, that the facts are overwhelming. The president invited Ukraine to get involved in our election to help him cheat against Joe Biden. That is uncontested, uncontested in our presentation and uncontested in theirs.”

Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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