Your Daily Roundup for January 11th
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Good morning. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on life in America, our team at Future Majority is tracking the latest updates:
After the pro-Trump attack last week, the House is moving toward impeachment:
On Wednesday, January 6th, a violent mob of pro-Trump insurrectionists breached the U.S. Capitol, threatening the lives of our nation’s elected leaders and taking the lives of five individuals, including a Capitol Police officer. President Trump’s incitement of the attack has led lawmakers, mostly Democrats, to call for his removal of office, either by resignation, 25th Amendment, or impeachment. President Trump has refused to leave office, and Vice President Mike Pence has made clear he will not invoke the 25th Amendment, which would call for the removal of Trump by Pence and a majority of the cabinet due to his inability to hold the presidential office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told colleagues that she has given Pence 24 hours to respond to her request, and in the meantime, the House is introducing a resolution calling on Pence and the cabinet to remove Trump. If that resolution fails by unanimous consent, all signs point toward impeachment articles being brought against Trump for the second time.
COVID-19 is raging:
Across the country, the COVID-19 crisis is at its worst peak since the beginning of the pandemic a year ago. Last week, the country reached two troubling milestones -- daily cases surpassed 300,000 for the first time and the single-day death toll surpassed 4,000. To put that into context, that is 1,000 more deaths than on the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
The business community is responding to the pro-Trump attack:
After the armed insurrectionist attack last week, the private sector has been at the forefront of the response. The major social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter, indefinitely suspended PResident Trump’s pages for his failure to tone down his rhetoric and the further potential for him to incite violence. Apple and Google removed the Parler app from its digital stores, as far-right actors continue to discuss their violent plots on the social networking app and Parler did little to stop it. Companies across sectors have pulled their political donations from the Republicans who effectively supported the attack by voting to overturn the results of the free and fair 2020 election.
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