Midday News to Use: 01.07.2021

Trump Inspired Insurrectionist
Trump summoned his supporters to ‘Wild’ Protest, and Told Them to fight. The chaos in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday unfolded after President Donald Trump spent weeks whipping up his supporters with false allegations of fraud in the Nov. 3 election, culminating in a call to march to the building that represents U.S. democracy. While 4 died, only 58 of thousands were arrested.
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Congress Verifies Joe Biden Victory
After abandoning the proceedings as Trump encouraged insurrectionist forced their way inside the Capitol, House and Senate members reconvened last night and affirmed Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. Several GOP senators who’d planned to object changed their minds because of the day’s events. Also, Georgia voted in two Democrats that changes the balance of power in the Senate.
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Remove Him From Office
A growing number of Republican leaders and Cabinet officials believe Trump should be removed from office. Using the 25th ammendment is the method that would have the quickest results. While it is a lengthy process, Trump would be sidelined during his appeal.
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World Response
US allies and adversaries looked on in shock and revulsion at yesterday’s events. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the “disgraceful scenes in US Congress.” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas compared the violence to the Nazis burning the Reichstag parliament building in 1933. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Trump a “sick person” who had disgraced his country.
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The Virus Rages On
The US reported new single-day records for coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations yesterday, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the total national Covid-19 death toll could exceed 430,000 by month’s end. At least 52 cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in the UK have now been found in the US.
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