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Meijer introduces bill increasing visas for Afghans fleeing the Taliban

BY: - September 1, 2021

As the last round of troops left Afghanistan after 20 years this week, U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids) introduced a bill alongside Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) increasing the cap for the number of Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) to be granted to Afghan interpreters and partners fleeing the now Taliban-controlled country. The Showing American Values […]

McClain co-sponsors GOP resolution censuring Biden

BY: - August 27, 2021

U.S. Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Bruce Twp.) has joined a handful of Republicans in co-sponsoring a concurrent resolution condemning and censuring President Joe Biden for what she calls his “horrific lack of leadership” and “catastrophic failures in Afghanistan.” The resolution is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.). Other co-sponsors are: Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN), […]

COMMENTARY

Column: If another president had ignored Congress’ plea for help, there would have been an instant conviction

BY: - February 18, 2021

Last week, on the floor of the United States Senate, we were treated to a debate on whether politicians can say whatever they want before an angry mob, even “fight like hell,” and whether or not they can be removed from office after leaving office. But instead, we should have answers about one’s specific directions […]

COMMENTARY

Column: Trump’s acquittal is a sign of ‘constitutional rot’ – partisanship overriding principles

BY: - February 15, 2021

The Senate’s decision to acquit former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial may have been a victory for Trump, but it is a clear sign that democracy in the U.S. is in poor health. As a constitutional scholar, I believe the United States – the world’s first constitutional democracy – is in a […]

Senate acquits Trump in his second impeachment trial; 7 Republicans vote to convict

BY: - February 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted on Saturday to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding his second impeachment trial with the same verdict as his first impeachment. In the 57-43 vote, seven Republicans joined every Senate Democrat and independent in […]

Rep. Johnson says she feels ‘used and abused’ after Trump impeachment team shows manipulated video

BY: - February 12, 2021

On the fourth day of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Michigan was once again in the limelight. State Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) is furious that an edited version of her early December Facebook video was selectively edited down even more making it appear […]

Impeachment managers: Armed Michigan rally was a ‘state-level dress rehearsal’ for Jan. 6 insurrection

BY: - February 11, 2021

Democratic U.S. House impeachment managers said Thursday that an armed rally at the Michigan Capitol on April 30 was “a state-level dress rehearsal” for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The U.S. Senate trial is being held to determine whether to convict former President Donald Trump for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection […]

Dems raise pro-Trump TCF Center protest in second Trump impeachment trial, show Kildee video

BY: - February 10, 2021

Democratic U.S. House impeachment managers pointed to Michigan Wednesday while building their case in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The U.S. Senate trial is being held to determine whether to convict Trump for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The Democratic-led U.S. House impeached Trump last month. […]

GOP senator blasts Trump legal team’s ‘terrible’ performance, backs impeachment trial

BY: - February 10, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana was one of six GOP senators who voted Tuesday to uphold the Senate’s authority to hold an impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, taking Republicans aback by reversing the position he took in a vote last month. Speaking to reporters Tuesday evening, Cassidy also contrasted the […]

What Senate Republicans are saying about Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial

BY: - February 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is set to begin Tuesday, when the Senate will start hearing arguments over whether Trump should be convicted of inciting the violent mob that lay siege to the Capitol. So far, no Senate Republican has outright backed a vote to convict Trump, and many […]

Meijer on his impeachment vote: ‘I don’t believe in giving an assassin’s veto’

BY: - January 14, 2021

Freshman U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids) said Thursday that he and his colleagues are taking safety measures like buying body armor, but he didn’t let threats factor into his vote to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday for inciting the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6. Meijer was one of 10 Republicans joining all 222 […]

More than 170 cases opened in federal probe of U.S. Capitol attack

BY: - January 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — Almost a week after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, top officials at the FBI and Department of Justice held their first press conference on Tuesday to announce that they are directing prosecutors to issue a slew of sedition and conspiracy charges against pro-Trump insurrectionists. More than 170 cases have been opened […]