Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 01/20/21

With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing.

  • First and foremost, WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT! Congratulations President Biden and Vice President Harris; you have one helluva mess to clean up.
  • But wait! There’s more: Vice President Harris swore in three new senators, all from the Democratic Party.
  • U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams resigned at President Joe Biden’s request on Wednesday. He posted his resignation letter on Facebook. BUH BYE!
  • ABC has an extensive list of Executive Orders President Biden will more than likely sign today. We will post them as they come in.
    • First one: Mask mandate on federal property
    • Second: Support for underserved communities
    • Third: Re-joined Paris Climate Accord
  • The recently updated website for President Joe Biden’s White House carried an invitation for tech specialists savvy enough to find it.
    • Hidden in the HTML code on www.whitehouse.gov was an invitation to join the U.S. Digital Service, a technology unit within the White House.
    • “If you’re reading this, we need your help building back better,” the message said.
  • Trump’s former press secretary and Dancing with the Stars clown, Sean Spicer, wants press credentials.  He now hosts a show, Spicer & Co, on the hard-right and conspiracy theory-tinged Newsmax network. 
  • Some Republicans have expressed their desire to work with the Biden-Harris administration:

White ISIS:

  • In the days leading up to the Jan. 6 riot, Thomas Edward Caldwell, an apparent leader of the far-right Oath Keepers, had a message for the militia members he had organized to mobilize against Congress: “This kettle is set to boil.”
  • Mr. Caldwell and two associates from Ohio — Donovan Crowl, 50, and Jessica Watkins, 38 — were charged with conspiracy to commit federal crimes. All three had admitted to invading the Capitol to reporters and were also identifiable in videos posted on social media.

Missed Headlines:

  • Barely Any Trump Supporters Showed at Inauguration Protests Around the Country

    Photo dispatches from a variety of state capitols indicated that the protests were extremely sparse and peaceful. For example, only one Trump supporter showed up to the New York State Capitol; he was reportedly disappointed as he expected thousands to be in attendance.

    Barely Any Trump Supporters Showed at Inauguration Protests Around the Country (msn.com)

  • McConnell faces conservative backlash over Trump criticism

    Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell’s public criticism of former President Trump over the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is revealing sharp divisions within the party as Republicans shift into the Biden era.

    His remarks about Trump are also sparking backlash from some of his colleagues and leading conservative media commentators just as he’s trying to navigate the Republican Party through a tumultuous transition.

    “What we need right now is for Sen. McConnell to unequivocally say that the second impeachment of Donald Trump after he leaves office is not only unconstitutional, it is bad for the country, and stand up and fight back,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said during an interview with Fox News.

    McConnell faces conservative backlash over Trump criticism (msn.com)

  • Trump banned indefinitely from another social media platform: Twitch

    Twitch, the popular livestreaming app, has indefinitely banned former President Trump‘s account, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Hill on Wednesday.

    “We have indefinitely suspended President Trump’s Twitch channel due to the ongoing risk of further incitement of violence,” reads a statement from Twitch, which was released to The Hill after President Biden was sworn into office.

    “The President’s statements continue to be interpreted as calls to action, and we are taking this action to remove the potential for harm to our community and the general public,” it adds.

    The Hill:

  • A Bomb Threat Reported at Supreme Court Two Hours Before Inauguration

  • Biden’s Oval Office: Goodbye Andrew Jackson, Hello MLK

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