impeachment

COMMENTARY

‘Is this America?’ A Black Capitol police officer’s question is what the Trump trial is all about

BY: - February 12, 2021

Earlier this week, in an emotional moment among emotional moments, lead U.S. House Impeachment Manager, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., shared the story of a Black Capitol police officer and the racist abuse he endured when a mob with murder on its mind sacked the seat of government last month. “I sat down with one […]

What Senate Republicans are saying about Trump’s 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 […]

U.S. House Democrats say they have enough votes to impeach Trump

BY: - January 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — At least 214 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to a measure to impeach President Donald Trump that was introduced Monday, charging him with inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. Supporters of the impeachment effort say they would have enough votes to send charges against Trump […]

Some Dems urge another impeachment of Trump following insurrection at U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and senators had not yet emerged from a Capitol lockdown caused by a mob of violent, rioting Trump supporters before key Democrats began calling for impeaching the president and consequences for politicians who egged on the violence. Progressive members of the U.S. House, including congresswomen who are members of the […]

COMMENTARY

Ohio GOP should reject ignorance

BY: - December 4, 2020

We live in an era of polarization in our politics, from Washington to Columbus. It is concerning that some choose to build huge and cavernous divides among us when the true level of disagreement is small and, in some cases, non-existent. It is dangerous that some lawmakers choose to exploit these divides — real and […]

In acquittal victory speech, Trump praises ‘warrior’ Rep. Jordan’s body

BY: - February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Thursday, the day after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit him on articles of impeachment.  After slamming Democrats for engaging in an unfair partisan “witch hunt” against him, Trump welcomed what he called “total acquittal” and singled out his friends in Congress who had his […]

Trump acquitted, despite one GOP defector

BY: - February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has survived impeachment, but he didn’t emerge unscathed.  The U.S. Senate on Wednesday acquitted Trump on charges that he abused his power by pressuring a foreign government to interfere in a U.S. presidential election and then obstructed a congressional investigation into his actions.  The vote was almost entirely partisan, but […]

Dems’ final pitch for ousting Trump: ‘He will do it again’

BY: - February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats on Monday made their closing arguments for removing President Donald Trump from office, insisting that leaving him in the White House guarantees he’ll cheat in the 2020 presidential election.  “He has done it before. He will do it again. What are the odds if left in office, that he will […]

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Sen. Portman, stand up for our Constitution. It matters.

BY: - January 31, 2020

Ohio U.S. Sen. Rob Portman voted 11 times on Jan. 21 and 22 to block witnesses and evidence in the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump. In doing so, he demonstrated a shocking disregard for the future of our system of constitutional government. On Jan. 29, he expressed concern that calling witnesses would prevent the […]

Sen. Sherrod Brown says of GOP colleagues: ‘They think the president lies too much’

BY: - January 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are largely united in their public defense of President Donald Trump as his impeachment trial proceeds in the U.S. Senate.  But that’s not the reality behind closed doors, according to Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.  “I spend a lot of time talking to Republican colleagues … and I know what a […]

Trump impeachment trial gets personal

BY: - January 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — Even before opening arguments were made in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, things got testy.  U.S. House Democrats and Trump’s lawyers sparred for hours Tuesday over the parameters for the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history, offering a preview of their substantive arguments and setting the tone for […]

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A ‘trial’ unlike any I’ve ever seen as a court reporter

BY: - January 22, 2020

For three years I covered crime and courts in Athens County. I was green to covering the courts, and honestly, I wasn’t very excited about being so close to human awfulness. Being steeped in the news of the day as a journalist already gives one plenty of exposure to how terribly human beings treat one […]