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“He has no future in the Republican Party. When the base of the party is not booing you, but chanting hang you, that’s a bad sign.”
— Former GOP strategist Stuart Stevens, quoted by the Washington Post, on Vice President Mike Pence.
“He’s the most masculine person to ever hold the White House as the president of the United States.”
— Trump campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley, on Fox News, when asked if President Trump feels emasculated from “the social media crackdown.”
A new Quinnipiac poll finds President Trump’s approval rate plunged from 44% last month to 33% today.
“At 1 p.m. we will march to the Capitol building and call on Congress to stop the steal. We’re hoping patriots like you will join us to continue to fight to protect the integrity of our elections.”
— The day before a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, an arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association sent out robocalls urging supporters to come to D.C. to “fight” Congress over President Trump’s baseless election fraud claims, the Washington Post reports.
“Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol was the tragically predictable result of white-supremacist grievances fueled by President Trump. But his departure from office, whether immediately or on Jan. 20, will not solve the deeper problems exposed by this episode. What happened is cause for grief and outrage. It should not be cause for shock. What were too often passed off as the rantings of an unfortunate but temporary figure in public life are, in reality, part of something much bigger. That is the challenge that confronts us all.”
— Hillary Clinton, writing in the Washington Post
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have secured enough votes to impeach President Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol that left five dead. At least 218 Democrats have now signed onto an impeachment resolution, enough to pass the measure should it come to the floor later this week,” Politico reports.
A new Quinnipiac poll finds that 74% of voters say democracy in the United States is under threat, while just 21% of voters say that democracy in the United States is alive and well.A majority of voters, 56%, say they hold President Trump responsible for the storming of the U.S. Capitol, while 42% say they do not hold him responsible. A slight majority, 52% to 45%, say President Trump should be removed from office.
More than 300 historians and constitutional scholars have signed an open letter calling for the impeachment and removal of President Trump, saying his continuation in office after encouraging supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol posed “a clear and present danger to American democracy and the national security of the United States,” the New York Times reports.