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Schumer list the things the Senate needs to finish the coming weeks, says "Members should be prepared for the possibility of working late nights and into the weekend."
MCCONNELL: “I want to repeat once again America must never default. We never have, and we never will. But whose obligation is to do that changes from time to time depending upon the government the American people elected.”
Schumer just moved to discharge Rohit Chopra's nomination to be CFPB Director from the Banking Committee, where it's stuck on a party-line vote. A vote to bring the nomination to the floor is expected this afternoon.
Here’s the list of the 11 Dem senators who put out the statement:
ROMNEY on GOP Reps threatening to protest electoral college vote: “This is madness. We have a process, recounts are appropriate, going to the court is approp & pursuing every legal avenue is appropriate, but trying to get electors not to do what the people voted to do is madness”
SCHUMER on invoking the 25th amendment: "Speaker Pelosi & I tried to call the VP this morning to tell him to do this, they kept us on hold for 25 mins and then said the VP wouldn't come on the phone. So we are making this call public because he should do it and do it right away."
ROMNEY on Pres Trump's tweet this morning: "I saw the tweet, it was a shocking thing to say, and I won’t dignify it with any further comment."
BREAKING: A Capitol Police Officer has died after being injured by a protester in the Capitol on Jan 6 Per spox: Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters.