Elections

Trump defends Capitol rioters, says there was 'zero threat'

Former President Donald Trump is defending some of his supporters who rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, saying they posed “zero threat” to the lawmakers who had assembled there to certify the Electoral College vote that confirmed Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race. Trump complained to Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham on Thursday that law enforcement was “persecuting” the Capitol rioters, while “nothing happens” to left-wing protesters. Trump did acknowledge that those who stormed the Capitol “went in and they shouldn’t have done it.” More than 300 people have been charged in connection to the riot.

Governor's mansion breach: Do you know this man?

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Patrol has some unfinished business from that time protestors broke through the Governor's Mansion fence and pounded on Jay Inslee's door. Jan. 6: Protesters breach WA Governor’s Mansion grounds to bang on Inslee’s…

Trump lawyers blast impeachment trial as 'political theater'

Lawyers for Donald Trump are blasting the impeachment case against him as an act of “political theater” by Democrats. In a brief filed Monday on the eve of the Senate impeachment trial, lawyers for the former president attack the case on multiple grounds. They say it is unconstitutional and must be dismissed. Trump’s historic second impeachment trial is set to start Tuesday with a debate and vote on whether it’s even constitutional to prosecute the former president now that he’s no longer in office. Democrats filed their own document Monday asserting that Trump had “betrayed the American people” and that there is no valid excuse or defense.

Newhouse offers statement on Inauguration of Joe Biden

WASHINGTON D.C. — Representative Dan Newhouse of Washington's Fourth Congressional District offered a statement in response to the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris today. “As President Biden takes his oath of office to become the…

President Trump releases farewell speech

In his farewell address, President Donald Trump said he will pray for the success of the next administration. The White House released excerpts of the video address ahead of its release Tuesday afternoon, a day ahead of President-elect Joe…