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Alleged Capitol rioter from Florida came back to DC to attend inauguration

January 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Prosecutors have charged Samuel Camargo in connection with the Capitol Hill riot. This photo is taken from Camargo's Facebook page, which was cited in the criminal complaint.

An alleged Capitol rioter from Florida knew he was wanted from the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and returned to Washington, DC, to attend the inauguration on Wednesday, the Justice Department said in a new court filing.

An alleged Capitol rioter from Florida knew he was wanted from the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and returned to Washington, DC, to attend the inauguration on Wednesday, the Justice Department said in a new court filing.

Schumer touched upon several topics, including whether President Biden's Defense Secretary nominee Lloyd Austin's waiver will be voted on in the Senate today.

Asked about the timing of the impeachment trial in the Senate Schumer said, “Speaker Pelosi will determine when she will send the articles over. ”

And so we're going to keep working to try and get a bipartisan agreement,” Schumer said.

Secretary of State-designate Antony Blinken said during his confirmation hearing Tuesday that President Biden intended to seek an extension of the New START Treaty, but suggested he had not made a decision on the length of that extension.

The secretary of state-designate noted that Biden “couldn’t really engage” on the issue during the transition because he was “very cognizant of the fact we have one president at a time. ”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy broke with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on former President Donald Trump's role in the insurrection saying he didn't play a role.

Christopher Kelly, who was arrested Wednesday for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, allegedly went to the protest with his brother, a former New York Police Department (NYPD) officer, according to an affidavit filed Wednesday.

President Biden will name a powerhouse lawyer, Elizabeth Prelogar, to serve as acting solicitor general, in an acknowledgment that the office charged with representing the government before the Supreme Court will face an enormous workload both reversing Trump administration legal positions and developing a defense strategy as Biden's executive actions come under inevitable legal challenge.

In the short term, for instance, the solicitor general's office is likely to notify the court of a new position in a blockbuster dispute concerning the future of the Affordable Care Act, defending the law rather than seeking to overturn it — but also in other cases tied to controversial Trump policies, some of which the Biden administration may attempt to rescind before the Supreme Court can rule on them.

Under the Trump administration, the solicitor general's office was particularly aggressive defending a broad array of Trump's policies in hot button areas such as immigration, religion and abortion, often asking the justices to jump in before an issue had made its way through the lower courts.

But while moving quickly, the Biden solicitor general's office also must be careful so as not to irritate justices who expect the government to be an honest broker acting in the long-term interests of the United States, not on the particular whim of one president or another.

Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday the first order of business of the Senate is to confirm President Biden’s key Cabinet picks, saying he deserves a national security team in place as soon as possible as well as key officials in charge of responding to health and economic crises.

We appreciate the bipartisan cooperation to get her confirmed — her confirmation done yesterday, and we should continue in that spirit today,” Schumer said.

The New York Democrat also noted that the Biden administration is wasting no time getting started pointing to the President “marshaling the resources of the federal government into action” to help with the pandemic, the US rejoining the World Health Organization, a mask mandate for federal property and Biden naming a new Covid response coordinator to manage vaccine distribution.

“A new politeness from the chair,” Schumer also said jokingly after Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who is presiding over the chamber this morning, called him, “majority leader. ” 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it’s clear there were members of Congress who "gave aid and comfort" to the rioters who stormed the Capitol by embracing the election lie told by former President Donald Trump.

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