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Sunday shows - Trump acquittal in second impeachment trial reverberates

Sunday shows - Trump acquittal in second impeachment trial reverberates
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Former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not 'my preference' McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE's acquittal in his second impeachment trial dominated the Sunday morning political talk shows, with multiple guests discussing whether witnesses would have changed the outcome. 

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMSNBC's Joy Reid pans Manchin, Sinema as the 'no progress caucus' Overnight Defense: Biden proposes 3B defense budget | Criticism comes in from left and right | Pentagon moves toward new screening for extremists Biden defense budget criticized by Republicans, progressives alike MORE also said Trump during a call indicated he is "ready to move on" and help Republicans in the 2022 midterms. 

Read The Hill's complete coverage below. 

 

Graham: Trump 'angry at some folks' but 'ready to move on'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Former President Trump “was grateful to his lawyers, he appreciated the help that all of us have provided” and “he’s ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party, he’s excited about 2022 and I’m going to go down to talk with him next week,” Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) said on “Fox News Sunday.”
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Cassidy: It was clear that Trump 'wished that lawmakers be intimidated'
By JOSEPH CHOI 
 
"Even after he knew there was violence taking place, he continued to basically sanction the mob being there. And not until later that he actually asked them to leave,” Sen. Bill CassidyBill CassidyCalls grow for national paid family leave amid pandemic Senators urge Energy chief to prioritize cybersecurity amid growing threats Vivek Murthy confirmed as surgeon general MORE (R-La.) said. “All of that points to a motive and a method and that is wrong. He should be held accountable.”
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Raskin: 'No regrets at all' on handling of Trump impeachment trial
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
"We left it totally out there on the floor of the U.S. Senate, and every senator knew exactly what happened," Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden officials brace for worst despite vaccine data Political fireworks fuel DC statehood hearing Democrats vow to go 'bold' — with or without GOP MORE (D-Md.), who served as the lead impeachment manager in former President Trump’s second impeachment trial, said.
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Impeachment manager: More witnesses would not have persuaded GOP senators to convict Trump
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
One of the Democratic House impeachment managers charged with prosecuting former President Trump in his second impeachment trial defended her party's decision not to call witnesses in the Senate proceedings, saying on Sunday the managers had proved their case.
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Democratic senator defends decision not to call witnesses: 'They weren't going to get more Republican votes'
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyPassage of FASTER Act is critical for food allergy community Sunday shows: Biden's border woes, gun control dominate Murphy, Toomey say background check bill could pass Senate MORE (D-Conn.) asserted that Democratic managers had achieved their goal of drawing national attention to a statement released by Rep. Jaime Herrera BeutlerJaime Lynn Herrera BeutlerLawmakers urge Capitol Police release IG report on riot House Republicans who backed Trump impeachment warn Democrats on Iowa election challenge Hillicon Valley: Democrats push Facebook to 'take responsibility' for placement of gun accessory ads | Lawmakers introduce bill allowing Americans to take foreign hackers to court | Malala Yousafzai signs content deal with Apple MORE (R-Wash.) revealing how Trump had told House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTop academics slam Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act Boehner: 'There's a lot of leaders in the Republican Party' Pelosi on whether Gaetz should resign: 'That's up to the Republicans to take responsibility for that' MORE (R-Calif.) that the rioters were "more upset about the election" than McCarthy was as the Capitol was being invaded.
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Durbin: 'We were never going to reach 67 votes' to convict Trump without McConnell's backing
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinDemocrats face mounting hurdles to agenda Lawmakers say fixing border crisis is Biden's job Number of migrants detained at southern border reaches 15-year high: reports MORE (D-Ill.) said on Sunday that former President Trump’s acquittal in his second Senate impeachment was a foregone conclusion without Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Senate GOP opens door to earmarks McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE (R-Ky.) backing conviction.
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Coons blames McConnell for Trump acquittal: We needed 'more Republican courage'
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
“Once Mitch McConnell made it clear he intended to acquit, even despite the compelling evidence, what the House managers needed wasn't more witnesses or more evidence, what we all needed was more Republican courage,” Sen. Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsCEOs say proposed Biden tax hike would hurt competitiveness Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Buttigieg: Biden will have 'open mind' toward changes to infrastructure bill MORE (D-Del.) said. 
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Klobuchar: Impeachment trial 'was about not hiding history'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
“It’s not what we accomplished… it’s what our republic accomplished,” Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden nominates former NSA deputy director to serve as cyber czar | Apple to send witness to Senate hearing after all | Biden pressed on semiconductor production amid shortage Apple to send witness to Senate hearing after pushback from Klobuchar, Lee Lobbying world MORE (D-Minn.) said of the trial on “Fox News Sunday.” “We’ve got to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. What this was about to me was about not hiding history.”
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Maryland GOP governor says he would have voted to convict Trump
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday that he would have joined with Democrats to convict former President Trump in his second impeachment trial and bar him from running for federal office again were he a senator, echoing his late father's vote to impeach former President Nixon.
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Fauci: Stimulus bill needs to be passed for schools to reopen
By JOSEPH CHOI
 
“I think that the schools really do need more resources and that's the reason why the national relief act that we're talking about getting passed — we need that," Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Health Care: CDC director calls on Michigan to 'close things down' amid surge in cases | Regeneron says antibody therapy prevents COVID-19 infections Fauci says some 'breakthrough' infections after vaccinations 'inevitable' Rand Paul calls Fauci a 'petty tyrant' MORE said. "The schools need more resources.”
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CDC head: 'I think we need a lot more resources in order to get the schools safe'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskyOvernight Health Care: CDC director calls on Michigan to 'close things down' amid surge in cases | Regeneron says antibody therapy prevents COVID-19 infections CDC director calls on Michigan to 'close things down' amid surge in cases Washington state lawmakers push to provide lawyers for residents facing eviction MORE said on Sunday that despite new  guidance from the agency for reopening schools, “I think we need a lot more resources in order to get the schools safe.”
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