Trump lashes out at McConnell as Republican rift deepens

Donald Trump slams Republican legislator Mitch McConnell, who has blamed former US president for Capitol riot. In the latest example of a growing rift in the United States Republican Party following the impeachment of Donald Trump, the former US president on Tuesday lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Mitch is a dour, sullen, […]

Republican Acquittal of Trump Is a Defining Moment for Party

But by declining to convict Mr. Trump on Saturday, Mr. McConnell invited questions about whether he will be any more willing to fight Mr. Trump openly on the campaign trail than he was on the Senate floor. Only a few senior Republicans have gone so far as to say that it is time for Mr. […]

Fox News is the Republican Party

“To see what is in front of one’s nose,” George Orwell wrote, “is a constant struggle.” Orwell’s wise, timeless counsel is often lost on writers who prefer to bury the plain truth beneath a blizzard of distractions and obfuscations. The tendency of America’s punditocracy to miss the glaring point has, once again, been on grating […]

Opinion | Marjorie Taylor Greene and the Republican Perversion of ‘Freedom’

I have real, lingering concerns about the anti-Semitic ring of some of Omar’s tweets and remarks. But I have no memory of her signaling support for the execution of Republican leaders (as Greene has done in regard to Democratic ones), of her publicly harassing the survivor of a horrific crime (à la Greene and one […]

Top House Republican Condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Comments, but Stands by Her

WASHINGTON — The top House Republican refused on Wednesday to punish Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene for spreading false and bigoted conspiracy theories and endorsing political violence against Democrats, condemning the Georgia freshman’s previous comments but declining to take away her posts on influential congressional committees. After days of public silence and private agonizing over what […]

US House to rebuke QAnon Republican for online threats, racism

Democrats are moving to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of committee assignments after Republicans fail to discipline her. Democrats in the United States House of Representatives are moving forward with a vote on Thursday to strip Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments. Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Wednesday said Greene’s actions on […]

QAnon House member meets with Republican leader, remains defiant

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s far-right views have split Republicans, yet she remains unapologetic. As Republicans wrestle about how to handle the outcry over Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s endorsement of outlandish conspiracy theories and of violent, racist views, Greene remains unapologetic, even after a meeting with her party’s leader. “No matter what @GOPLeader [House Minority Leader Kevin […]

Divided Republican Party faces post-Trump reckoning in US

Republican legislators in the United States House of Representatives are gearing up to decide the fate of two members of the party who have drawn criticism for different reasons over the past few weeks. On Wednesday, Republicans will decide whether to strip Representative Liz Cheney of her leadership position after she voted to impeach former […]

Top Republican calls QAnon representative ‘cancer’ for the party

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell denounced newly elected Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday, calling the far-right Georgia Republican’s embrace of conspiracy theories and “loony lies” a “cancer for the Republican Party” as Democrats moved to remove Greene from her committee appointments. “Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that […]

Opinion | The Republican Economic Plan Is an Insult

But what about bipartisanship? As Biden might say, “C’mon, man.” First of all, a party doesn’t get to demand bipartisanship when many of its representatives still won’t acknowledge that Biden won legitimately, and even those who eventually acknowledged the Biden victory spent weeks humoring baseless claims of a stolen election. Opinion Debate What should the […]

Republican lawmaker censured by party for voting to impeach Trump

Symbolic rebuke comes amid growing Republican opposition to Senate trial of ex-president, set to begin next month. A Republican legislator from the US state of South Carolina has been censured by the state branch of the party after he voted to impeach former United States President Donald Trump earlier this month. Congressman Tom Rice was […]

Trump says he will stay in politics amid Republican discord

As Republicans begin charting a turbulent future without a clear head of the party, former President Donald Trump has declared he can propel them to victory in next year’s congressional midterm elections. “President Trump’s popularity has never been stronger than it is today, and his endorsement means more than perhaps any endorsement at any time,” […]

Republican party chief to remain ‘neutral’ if Trump runs again

Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel, a longtime Donald Trump loyalist, insisted that the party will stay “neutral” in its next presidential primary, even if Trump decides to mount a re-election bid. “The party has to stay neutral. I’m not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024,” McDaniel told The Associated Press […]

Republican opposition to Trump impeachment trial grows

The Senate impeachment trial of former United States President Donald Trump, who stands accused of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, continues to drive a wedge within the Republican Party. Ten Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump on January 13, a […]

Senate Republican warns Trump impeachment could set precedent

John Cornyn says ‘former Democratic Presidents’ could be impeached if Senate moves ahead with Donald Trump’s trial. One of the most influential Republicans in the United States Senate has warned that “former Democratic Presidents” could be impeached if the Senate moves ahead with an impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump. Trump was impeached in […]

Opinion | We Have to Make the Republican Party Less Dangerous

This is not a new insight, but it’s worth repeating all the same, especially in light of President Biden’s inaugural call for unity, decency and the common good. The Republican Party in 2021 is a party in near total thrall to its most radical elements, a party that in the main — as we just […]

Top US Republican says Trump ‘provoked’ Capitol mob

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol were ‘fed lies’. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said the crowd of Trump supporters who attacked the US Congress on January 6 were “violent criminals” who were “fed lies” and “provoked” by President Donald Trump. Speaking to the US Senate on Tuesday, McConnell’s […]

Twitter locks Republican lawmaker’s account for risk of violence

The move came after Marjorie Taylor Greene posted baseless claims of election fraud over the Georgia Senate elections. US tech giant Twitter has temporarily suspended the account of a newly elected Republican congresswoman for violating its integrity policy multiple times over baseless claims of election fraud. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account was locked for 12 hours […]

Who is who in the Trump Caucus: Are they the Republican future?

Even after last week’s US Capitol riot by Trump supporters, most Republican members of Congress are still standing with President Donald Trump. There were 139 Republicans who objected in the House of Representatives to ratifying Joe Biden’s Electoral College win and 197 who opposed the article of impeachment for an insurrection that Democrats brought against […]

Republican support for Trump impeachment grows after Capitol riot

The United States House of Representatives is moving forward to impeach President Donald Trump as an increasing number of Republicans break with their president following last week’s attack on the US Capitol by his supporters. Beginning at 9am EST (14:00 GMT) on Wednesday, the House will take up debate on one article of impeachment against […]

Trump must ‘go away as soon as possible’, says Republican senator

A second Republican senator in the United States has called on Donald Trump to step down after some of the president’s supporters overran the Capitol building in Washington, DC this week in a deadly riot. In an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press news programme on Sunday, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey said Trump should resign […]

Trump in last-ditch bid to keep Senate under Republican control

Georgia, USA – On the eve of an election that will determine control of the US Senate, President Donald Trump urged his supporters to vote for the Republicans in Tuesday’s twin election runoffs while still claiming, falsely, that he defeated Democrat Joseph Biden in the presidential election last November. Speaking to thousands of supporters gathered […]

Republican Party torn over Trump’s Electoral College challenge of Biden

WASHINGTON: The United States marked the New Year on Friday by passing the extraordinary milestone of 20 million Covid-19 cases as a more infectious variant surfaced in Colorado, California and Florida. The US has floundered in its efforts to quell the virus, which is spreading rapidly across the country and has already caused over 346,000 […]