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Sunday shows - Capital locked down ahead of Biden's inauguration

Sunday shows - Capital locked down ahead of Biden's inauguration
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Multiple guests appeared on the Sunday morning political talk shows to discuss President-elect Biden's inauguration on Wednesday amid fears of violence in Washington, D.C. and in state capitols across the country. 

The historic House vote last week to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE for a second time was also discussed, along with his Senate trial and the latest developments in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Read The Hill's complete coverage below. 

Biden spokesperson: Inauguration at Capitol will demonstrate 'resilience of American democracy'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenPutin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting How the infrastructure bill can help close the digital divide Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE's spokesperson said on Sunday that he still plans to hold his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol, saying it will speak to the “resilience of American democracy” just weeks after the unprecedented violence at the complex.

“I think that will send an incredibly important visual image to the world about the resilience of American democracy. And so our plan and our expectation is that President-elect Biden will put his hand on the Bible with his family outside on the west side of the Capitol on the 20th,” Kate BedingfieldKate BedingfieldPsaki signals she'll step down next year Fauci vs. Rogan: White House works to stomp out misinformation Joe Rogan clarifies vaccine comments: 'I'm not an anti-vax person' MORE said.
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DC mayor says she's concerned about threats to residential neighborhoods
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserDC board votes to lift last COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants Hogan announces Maryland will close mass vaccination sites, shift to local clinics Biden and Bowser administrations change their tunes on last summer's riot response MORE (D) said Sunday that despite heavy security around federal facilities, she is concerned about potential terror attacks elsewhere in the city, particularly residential areas.
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Arkansas governor: Intelligence on state capitol protests 'not to the level that I'm bringing out the National Guard'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Arkansas Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonThe states taking steps to ban critical race theory Overnight Health Care: Biden asks intel community to 'redouble' efforts probing COVID-19 origins | Democrats announce plan to begin crafting public option insurance bill | Lawsuit challenges Arkansas abortion ban Advocacy groups sue Arkansas over abortion ban MORE (R) said his office is monitoring the potential for violence at planned protests at the state capitol but has not yet felt the need to deploy the National Guard.
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Newly sworn-in GOP representative says he may have ended his career by voting to impeach Trump
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
“I may very well have,” Republican Rep. Peter Meijer (Mich.) said. “But I think it's also important that we have elected leaders who are not thinking solely about what's in their individual self-interest, not what is going to be politically expedient, but what we actually need for the country.”
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Durbin says he won't whip votes for Trump impeachment trial
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
“When it comes to an issue of this gravity and constitutional importance, members really have to follow their own conscience," Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Overnight Defense: Pentagon details military construction projects getting .2B restored from wall funds | Biden chooses former commander to lead Navy | Bill seeks to boost visa program for Afghans who helped US Senate bill would add visas, remove hurdles to program for Afghans who helped US MORE (Ill.) told CNN's Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperMississippi governor: Biden goal of 70 percent of US vaccinated by July 4 is 'arbitrary' Energy secretary: Adversaries have capability of shutting down US power grid King: 'There has to be trust' between government, companies following cyberattacks MORE. "It isn't a matter of saying, 'well, the team has to all vote together.'"
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Booker: It would be 'constitutionally dangerous' not to conduct full Trump impeachment trial
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerTeen who filmed Floyd murder awarded honorary Pulitzer Senate confirms first Muslim American federal judge Police reform negotiations enter crucial stretch MORE (D-N.J.) said Sunday that the Senate has an “obligation” to conduct President Trump’s second impeachment trial even after he leaves office.
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Rove: Chances of conviction rise if Giuliani represents Trump in Senate impeachment trial
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Republican strategist Karl RoveKarl Christian RoveThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden mission abroad: reward friends, constrain adversaries Biden's 2022 problem: Even some liberals are starting to say 'Enough!' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Citizens' Climate Lobby - Biden floats infrastructure, tax concessions to GOP MORE suggested on Sunday that President Trump is at higher risk of the Senate voting to convict the president in his second impeachment trial if Trump's personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani endorses Republican Curtis Sliwa for NYC mayor The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats' agenda in limbo as Senate returns CNN obtains audio of 2019 Giuliani call linked to Ukraine meddling allegations MORE, spearheads his defense.
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Democratic lawmaker says 'assassination party' hunted for Pelosi during riot
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
The Democratic lawmaker who led the filing of the latest article of impeachment against President Trump spoke Sunday about the level of danger lawmakers faced from rioters during the Jan. 6 overtaking of the U.S. Capitol.
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House GOP lawmaker: Trump ‘put all our lives at risk’
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Newly seated Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said Sunday that President Trump “put all of our lives at risk” with his rhetoric before the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.
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Schiff: 'No reason' Trump should get intel briefings ever again
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says DOJ to probe Trump-era subpoenas of lawmaker records The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Sights and sounds from Biden's UK visit MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday President Trump should no longer receive daily intelligence briefings and be prohibited from receiving such briefings once he leaves office.
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McMaster: Trump running again would be 'terribly divisive'
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
President Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday that he would not support another run for office by Trump following his 2020 election defeat and the riot at the U.S. Capitol, which left five people dead.
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Incoming Biden chief of staff on COVID vaccine rollout: 'We're inheriting a huge mess'
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
"We think there are things we can do to speed up the delivery of that vaccine, and make that vaccine supply go farther," Ron KlainRon KlainBiden's no-drama White House chief The Democrats' proposed budget is a political and substantive disaster Senate GOP warns of 'vast differences' with White House on infrastructure MORE said. "For example, one thing the president-elect mentioned yesterday was using the Defense Production Act to ramp up the production of a particular type of syringes that allow us to get six doses of the vaccine out of a vial instead of five."
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Fauci: Approval of AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines likely 'weeks away'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Health Care: FDA says millions of J&J doses from troubled plant must be thrown out | WHO warns Africa falling far behind in vaccinations | Top CDC official says US not ready for next pandemic Top CDC official warns US not ready for next pandemic WHO official: Delta variant 'poised to take hold' in Europe MORE, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, was sanguine about the timeline for new coronavirus vaccine approvals, saying on Sunday that the clearance of new AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson shots is likely “weeks away.”
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