House Democrats have impeached Trump once for inciting the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, which resulted in five casualties. The trial in the Senate will be initiated next week. The House Democrats have demanded that Donald Trump testifies under oath before or during the trial.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md, who is spearheading the Democrats case, had sent a letter to Trump, inviting him to testify in Senate, but he refused to accept many allegations in his response to the impeachment. Therefore, Democrats want Trump to testify as soon as possible.
Raskin claims that if Trump refuses to do so, the Democrats have the right to assume that his denial to testify supports their allegations related to the insurrection on January 6.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke about her controversial social media posts as a last resort to avoid repercussions. She explained that she had not posted anything since she was elected, or during her campaign. She added that those posts do not represent what she believes in, and her values anymore.
Greene further added that her words were taken out of context, however, she also confessed that in some situations she was too ignorant and believed many conspiracy theories that were circulating on the internet.
Among her controversial posts, the most prominent one was a video of her discussing whether the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred, mocking a survivor of the Parkland attack, as well as liking a comment on Facebook that encouraged violence towards House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Democrats will soon be passing President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package through reconciliation. This means that only a majority is required to pass the bill, however, there are some restrictions involved in this process.
As far as raising the federal minimum wage to $15 is concerned, Nancy Pelosi has announced that they will be passing a separate bill for that instead of including it in the relief package.
Although the majority of the Democrats have deemed this a priority, some of them are opposed to it. Sen. Joe Manchin, D- W.V holds the point of view that an $11 per hour wage will be more suitable for workers residing in his state.
However, Pelosi has refused to decrease the cost of the package.