Jan 13, 2021

Lawmakers in the House are set to impeach President Trump on Wednesday, after formally calling on Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment.

Maggie Haberman

Maggie Haberman

White House Correspondent

That is indeed a change, Catie.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:33 PM ET

Maggie Haberman

Maggie Haberman

White House Correspondent

McCarthy also knocked down the president’s assertion this was committed by “Antifa.”

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:34 PM ET

Carl Hulse

Carl Hulse

Chief Washington correspondent

I get what you are saying Maggie. But I will say that there is a level of anger about what happened that I have not seen before on Capitol Hill. Whether that is sustainable post-inauguration when a new era is beginning is hard to predict. In any event, it is lasting element of Trump’s legacy. As Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said before retiring this month, politicians tend to be remembered for the last thing they do.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:35 PM ET

Charlie Savage

Charlie Savage

Washington Correspondent

Is McCarthy arguing against impeachment by saying there needs to be a peaceful transition of power? Because it seems like it’s too late for there to be one this cycle.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:37 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

There’s such a stark gulf right now between McCarthy and Cheney – the No. 1 and No. 3 Republican leaders. Cheney said Trump was to blame for the riot last week Wednesday; McCarthy says it for the first time today. Cheney will vote for impeachment; McCarthy is arguing against it.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:37 PM ET

Charlie Savage

Charlie Savage

Washington Correspondent

McCarthy says Biden will be the legitimate president because he won the election. He was one of the 147 Republicans who voted to subvert the election results.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:38 PM ET

Carl Hulse

Carl Hulse

Chief Washington correspondent

As you know, Catie, I did a campaign piece on Rep. Boebert, who was elected to a huge district that covers much of western Colorado after upsetting a Republican incumbent. Her various misdemeanor run-ins with local police and health authorities were a big point of discussion in her campaign. But she was able to overcome them. That district will be a focus of state redistricting before the next election.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:39 PM ET

Mark Leibovich

Mark Leibovich

Chief National Correspondent

There’s a much bigger gulf between Cheney/McCarthy and the extremely visible Trump loyalists (Jordan, Gaetz, Gohmhert) than with each other, it would seem.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:39 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

Some breaking news: we have a sixth House Republican who will vote to impeach Trump.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:39 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

That is Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington, who says in a statement that “turning a blind eye to this brutal assault on our republic is not an option.”

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:40 PM ET

Carl Hulse

Carl Hulse

Chief Washington correspondent

Rep. Cathy Castor of Florida, a close ally of Speaker Pelosi and an experienced House member, is presiding and doing a solid job of keeping things moving. To continue with the baseball talk, she is also a valuable member of the bipartisan women member’s softball team that plays a charity game each year against a team of journalists, the Bad News Babes.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:40 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

Key line in Rep. Newhouse statement: “He did not strongly condemn the attack nor did he call in reinforcements when our officers were overwhelmed.”

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:41 PM ET

Mark Leibovich

Mark Leibovich

Chief National Correspondent

Also pretty remarkable that inside the Republican caucus today, a good deal of attention has turned away from holding Trump accountable – to holding Liz Cheney accountable for wanting to hold Trump accountable.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:41 PM ET

Charlie Savage

Charlie Savage

Washington Correspondent

Rep. Lauren Boebert is right: antifa-style rioters should definitely not be president.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:42 PM ET

Mark Leibovich

Mark Leibovich

Chief National Correspondent

I think we can all agree on that. Maybe it’s something to build on.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:43 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

Great point about the focus shifting to Cheney, Mark.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:43 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

Cheney says she’s “not going anywhere,” though.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:43 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

She told reporters on Capitol Hill today: “This is a vote of conscience. It’s one where there are different views in our conference. But our nation is facing an unprecedented-since the Civil war-constitutional crisis.”

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:43 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

Here’s Republican Dan Newhouse of Washington, who will explain why he will vote to impeach his party’s president.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:43 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

“I will not use process as an excuse. There is no excuse for President Trump’s actions.”

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:44 PM ET