Trump drives past supporters at impromptu rally in Florida
Donald Trump drove by an impromptu President’s Day rally of his supporters in Palm Beach, Florida.
The ex-president had kept a low profile since his Saturday acquittal at the end of his historic second impeachment trial.
Earlier Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar said that Mr Trump’s political career was over, despite his acquittal in the Senate after being impeached by the House of Representatives for inciting the Capitol riot.
“He violated his oath of office in what Liz Cheney called the greatest betrayal of a president’s oath of office in history,” she argued on Fox News. “And those memories and those police officers’ screams will be forever etched in the memory of Americans.”
Mr Trump’s successor as US president, Joe Biden, has meanwhile called for “common sense gun law reforms” on the third anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which saw 17 people shot dead and 17 more injured, giving rise to the March for our Lives movement. “We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change. The time to act is now,” he said in a statement.
Majority of Republican voters support forming new third party, poll finds
More than half of Republican voters think the US needs a new mainstream third party, according to a recent poll.
A recently released Gallup poll found that there has been a surge among Republican voters who think the US needs a new third party to better represent Americans’ interests.
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Graeme Massie15 February 2021 22:35
‘He won’t win another national election’: Wall Street Journal tells Republicans to ditch Trump
The conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal on Sunday drew a line in the sand and warned Republicans top leave Donald Trump behind if they want to retake the White House in 2024.
“Mr. Trump may run again, but he won’t win another national election,” they wrote in an opinion piece. “The country is moving past the Trump Presidency, and the GOP will remain in the wilderness until it does too,” they added.
Graeme Massie15 February 2021 22:15
Former Republican senator says its time for ‘party to move on from Trump’
Jeff Flake, who served as a Senator for Arizona for six years wrote in an opinion piece for CNN that the GOP had to break with the ex-president.
“There is no redeeming his behavior. And let’s not continue this tragic charade by further humiliating and debasing ourselves,” wrote Mr Flake.
“History always knows the truth. Let’s learn the lessons of this experience, admit our failings and move on. This is what our country deserves.”
Graeme Massie15 February 2021 21:56
‘They couldn’t get a summer internship with My Cousin Vinny’: Impeachment manager hits out at Trump lawyers
The lead prosecutor in Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial has hit out at the former president’s legal team, describing their defence as “explosive and deranged”.
“They couldn’t get a summer internship with ‘My…