Daily Archives: February 13, 2021

Chuck Schumer Responds to Trump Acquittal

NowThis News

Published on Feb 13, 2021

‘He summoned his supporters to Washington, assembled them on the Ellipse, whipped them into a frenzy, and directed them at the Capitol’ — Listen to Senate Majority Leader Schumer respond to Trump’s acquittal.

National Space Settlement 2021 – Virtual NSS Event | (Re-Broadcast)


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National Space Society’s National Space Settlement 2021 virtual event will be re-broadcast at 12pm ET / 9am PT on Feb. 13, 2021. Full schedule here: https://spacesettlement2021.nss.org/h…

Trump lawyer response to Bernie Sanders’ Impeachment Trial question causes disturbance

Forbes Breaking News

Feb 12, 2021

Trump lawyer response to Bernie Sanders’ Impeachment Trial question causes disturbance.

Schumer: Impeachment result a ‘vote for infamy’

Associated Press
Feb 13, 2021

After the Senate acquitted Donald Trump Saturday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said the result “will live as a vote of infamy in the history of the United States.” He said the stain of Trump’s actions will never be “washed away.” (Feb. 13)

WATCH: Rep. Cicilline delivers closing remarks in Trump impeachment trial

PBS NewsHour

Feb 13, 2021
House impeachment manager Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I. delivered closing arguments in the second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump, who is charged with inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

“No one is suggesting that President Trump intended every detail of what happened on Jan. 6,” Cicilline said. “But when he directed the sea of thousands before him who were reportedly ready to engage in real violence, when he told that crowd to ‘fight like hell,’ he incited violence targeted at the Capitol, and he most certainly foresaw it.”

House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team offered their final arguments in the impeachment trial on Feb. 13. The Senate will vote on whether to convict Trump on a charge of inciting the Capitol attack. Trump was impeached by the House in January, while he was still in office.

Jamie Raskin Delivers Impeachment Closing Arguments

NowThis News
Feb 13, 2021

‘If that’s not a high crime and misdemeanor against the republic and the United States of America, then nothing is’ — Rep. Jamie Raskin lays out the final arguments convicting Donald Trump of incitement of insurrection.

WATCH: After voting to acquit Trump, McConnell says there’s ‘no question’ he provoked Capitol attack

PBS NewsHour – Feb 13, 2021

After the Senate voted 57-43, falling short of the 67 votes required to convict former President Donald Trump of the charge that he incited the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., criticized Trump’s actions leading up to and following the attack. McConnell called Trump’s behavior a “disgraceful dereliction of duty,” adding that Trump is “practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day, no question about it.” McConnell, who along with 42 other Republicans voted to acquit Trump, said the word incitement “is a specific term from the criminal law.” “By the strict criminal standard, the president’s speech probably was not incitement,” he said. House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team presented arguments for five days during Trump’s historic second impeachment trial. The House voted to impeach Trump in January when he was still in office.Feb 13, 2021

Here’s How Many COVID Deaths We Can Blame on Trump’s Terrible Response

Former President Donald Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a public health disaster. Now a new report in one of the world’s most respected medical journals is attempting to quantify the human cost.

The report, published by the Lancet, faults the Trump administration’s lack of preparedness around personal protective equipment (PPE) and its “non-existent oversight of infection control practices” for the deaths of nearly 3,000 healthcare workers alone.

It also says Trump’s decision to designate the meatpacking industry “essential” was a contributor to more than 45,000 COVID-19 cases, and the deaths of at least 239 meatpacking workers.

But perhaps most damning of all, the Lancet found that roughly 40 percent of the nation’s COVID deaths—as many as 188,000 people out of nearly 470,000—could have been avoided, something that the researchers directly blame on Trump’s pandemic response, or lack thereof.

“Even the best of countries have had deep problems with COVID, but we think there’s substantial shortfall because of Trump,” Dr. David Himmelstein, a primary care doctor, professor at the CUNY School of Public Health, and one of the report’s lead authors, told VICE News.

Reasons for that shortfall, according to Himmelstein, include Trump’s well-documented downplaying of COVID, his boosting of unproven crank treatments like hydroxychloroquine, and the Trump administration’s de-emphasis on public health, which included eliminating a pandemic unit within the National Security Council in 2018, less than two years before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S.

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Nigerian farmers to sue Royal Dutch Shell

CGTN Africa

Feb 13, 2021

The UK Supreme Court on Friday allowed a group of 42,500 Nigerian farmers and fishermen to sue Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) in English courts after years of oil spills in the Niger Delta contaminated land and groundwater.

Acquittal is Not the End #shorts​

Robert Reich

Published on Feb 13, 2021

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich breaks down the other ways Trump can be held accountable now that Senate Republicans have shamefully refused to convict him for inciting the deadly January 6th insurrection. All but 7 Republicans voted to acquit.