Politics

Victoria's party chairs react to Washington riots

Local party chairs are left confused and shocked after the violent protest occurred in Washington D.C.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Jan. 6, our nation's capital experienced a violent and angry mob entering with force and intent to cause harm. Consequently 5 people died, and many…

District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud issues statement on Trump's second impeachment

Congressman Michael Cloud (TX-27) issued the following statement regarding H. Res. 24 – Article of Impeachment

Victoria, Texas - District 27 Republican Congressman Michael Cloud released the following statement regarding the impeachment of Donald Trump: “Last week’s violent attack on the U.S. Capitol was abhorrent, and I condemn every unlawful action that occurred. Every single person…

Trump's been impeached again. What's next?

Investigators pursuing signs U.S. Capitol riot was planned

Originally Published: 13 JAN 21 15:53 ET Updated: 13 JAN 21 17:33 ET By Zachary B. Wolf, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump has been impeached again -- the first leader in US history to be impeached twice by the…

Dade Phelan elected Texas House Speaker

Phelan is the 76th Texas House Speaker

The members of the Texas House of Representatives today elected State Representative Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) as Speaker of the House.

Pence rejects calls to invoke 25th Amendment ahead of House vote on resolution urging him to do so

Vice President Mike Pence made clear Tuesday night that he has no plans to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office, in a new letter released just hours ahead of a House vote on a measure urging him to do so.

The resolution, brought forward by Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, calls on Pence "to immediately use his powers under section 4 of the 25th Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments in the Cabinet…

Republican members of Congress refuse to wear masks during Capitol insurrection

Six House Republicans unmasked and closely together during U.S. Capitol insurrection

Originally Published: 09 JAN 21 12:27 ET Updated: 09 JAN 21 15:46 ET By Keri Enriquez, CNN (CNN) -- Six House Republicans were captured on video refusing masks offered by a colleague during the US Capitol insurrection on Wednesday. Rep.…

FBI warns 'armed protests' being planned at all 50 state capitols and in Washington DC

The FBI has received information indicating "armed protests" are being planned at all 50 state capitols and the US Capitol in Washington, DC in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20th.

The news comes as security measures are being stepped up ahead of Inauguration Day, with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies preparing for the possibility of more violence after rioters stormed the US Capitol last week leaving five people dead, including…

Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border to laud border wall

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday to highlight his administration’s work on the border wall, the White House said Saturday. Trump will travel to the town of…

Senate rejects objection to Arizona electoral votes after riot at the Capitol

The Senate voted 93 to 6 to dismiss the objection raised by Republicans Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona and Sen. Ted Cruz.

The Senate overwhelmingly rejected an attempt to object to the presidential election results in Arizona after the debate was halted for hours on Wednesday when rioters incited byPresident Donald Trump breached the Capitol and forced the House and Senate to be…

George W. Bush derides US Capitol breach as 'sickening and heartbreaking'

Former President Bush plans to attend Biden's inauguration

Updated: By Paul LeBlanc, CNN (CNN) -- Republican former President George W. Bush derided the rioters who forced a shutdown of the House and Senate chambers of the US Capitol on Wednesday, calling the scene "sickening and heartbreaking" in a…

Congressman Michael Cloud "safe" during the protests at US Capitol

This comes after he said he would object the electors

On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Republican Representative of the 27th District, Michael Cloud tweets out that he is safe while protestors are in the US Capitol. This comes earlier in the day that he would object the elector certification. Cloud's statement…

Democrats to take Senate as Ossoff wins runoff

The Democratic Party will take control of Congress for the first time in a decade, after Democrats the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff won their Senate runoffs in Georgia, CNN projected Wednesday.

The election results have provoked whiplash in Washington, which saw Republicans in November make gains in the House and hold onto Senate control. But now Georgia gives President-elect Joe Biden the power to push through Cabinet nominations without Republican support…

Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol as armed standoff takes place outside House chamber

Supporters of President Donald Trump have breached the US Capitol as lawmakers attempted to count the Electoral College votes certifying President-elect Joe Biden's win, and an armed standoff is taking place outside the House of Representatives.

Shortly after 1 p.m. ET hundreds of pro-Trump protesters pushed through barriers set up along the perimeter of the Capitol, where they tussled with officers in full riot gear, some calling the officers "traitors" for doing their jobs. About 90…

Democrat Raphael Warnock declares victory for Georgia Senate

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Democrat Raphael Warnock won the Georgia Senate runoff with 2,220,300 votes. 

GEORGIA - On Wednesday, Jan. 6, Democrat Raphael Warnock won the Georgia Senate runoff with 2,220,300 votes. He was running against Republican, Kelly Loeffler, who had not yet conceded. Both runners addressed their supporters on Tuesday, before results came out.…

Georgia election will advance this fundamental change in US Senate

The runoff elections take place today in Georgia

  (CNN) -- The one sure bet from Tuesday's US Senate runoff elections in Georgia is that they will produce a Senate precariously balanced between the two parties, accelerating a fundamental change that is simultaneously making the institution more volatile and…

How to watch the Georgia runoff elections

Here's how you can watch Tuesday's big event

    (CNN) -- Two closely watched runoff elections in Georgia on Tuesday will determine which party controls the US Senate. Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock are looking to defeat incumbent Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, respectively.…