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.

Annie Karni

Annie Karni

White House Correspondent

This format is favoring the Republicans – it makes it feel like an even split of “on the one hand, on the other hand” argument.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:20 PM ET

Charlie Savage

Charlie Savage

Washington Correspondent

You have to take Madonna seriously, but not literally Linda.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:20 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

Every single one of the lawmakers on the House floor could have died, Raskin says, a fact that has become blindingly obvious to some lawmakers in recent days, but apparently not others.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:20 PM ET

Carl Hulse

Carl Hulse

Chief Washington correspondent

“Everybody in this room right now could have died:” Rep Raskin.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:20 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the Republican leader, will soon speak on the House floor for the first time today, I’m told. It’ll be interesting to see what tone he takes.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:21 PM ET

Maggie Haberman

Maggie Haberman

White House Correspondent

Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz and his recognizable head of hair are speaking.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:21 PM ET

Charlie Savage

Charlie Savage

Washington Correspondent

I think Matt Gaetz put on extra hair gel for the occasion.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:22 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

This sounds like another Trump authored defense, Maggie.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:22 PM ET

Maggie Haberman

Maggie Haberman

White House Correspondent

Exactly, Catie, this is another defense of the president’s accomplishments, which is what he wanted from his allies.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:22 PM ET

Linda Qiu

Linda Qiu

Fact Check Reporter

Fact Check: Gaetz just listed a litany of false voter fraud claims touted by the president. There is no evidence that dead people voted en masse or that “irregularities” were widespread.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:23 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

Democrats are now jeering Gaetz as he accuses them of inciting more political violence than Republicans have.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:24 PM ET

Charlie Savage

Charlie Savage

Washington Correspondent

With respect to Swalwell, I really think that people have let it sink in by now if they’re going to.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:25 PM ET

Alan Rappeport

Alan Rappeport

Economic Policy Reporter

Gaetz’s arguments are an exercise in whataboutism, cherrypicking examples of Democrats condoning what he considers to be political violence.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:25 PM ET

Carl Hulse

Carl Hulse

Chief Washington correspondent

A reminder that Rep. Swalwell is one of the impeachment managers who will present the case to the Senate if that in fact occurs.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:25 PM ET

Charlie Savage

Charlie Savage

Washington Correspondent

As Maggie noted on Twitter last night, Carl, the interesting thing is who won’t be an impeachment manager this time: Adam Schiff

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:26 PM ET

Maggie Haberman

Maggie Haberman

White House Correspondent

I understand why people took offense at Pelosi tearing up Trump’s speech; to call it parallel to armed invaders breaking glass, demanding to hang the vice president and searching for the House Speaker, is farcical.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:26 PM ET

Linda Qiu

Linda Qiu

Fact Check Reporter

Fact Check: The data is imperfect, but recent research suggests that Gaetz is wrong that the left incites more violence than the right. The New America Foundation reports that 114 people have been killed in right-wing attacks since 9/11 compared to one person in left-wing attacks.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:26 PM ET

Carl Hulse

Carl Hulse

Chief Washington correspondent

To your point Maggie, the noose and scaffold has been mentioned a few times today. I still see that as one of the most scary, outrageous elements of last week.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:27 PM ET

Catie Edmondson

Catie Edmondson

Congressional Correspondent

I remember hearing a lot about how angry Republicans were about the way Trump treated Pence. Evidently that anger is mostly isolated among Senate Republicans, or is being suppressed by House Republicans today.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:28 PM ET

Maggie Haberman

Maggie Haberman

White House Correspondent

Carl, it definitely was. As you know well, the images those of us watching on television saw from outside the building were nothing like what has emerged since.

Jan. 13, 2021, 1:28 PM ET