It was a historic day in Washington, D.C., and Springfield.
President Donald Trump was impeached for an inglorious second time, charged with “incitement of riot.” And in Illinois, Rep. Michael Madigan handed the speaker’s gavel over to new management.
Our politics crew of Amanda Vinicky, Paris Schutz and Heather Cherone takes a better take a look at each tales on this week’s version of “Spotlight Politics.”
The second impeachment got here swiftly — and with the assistance of 10 Republicans.
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi invoked Abraham Lincoln and the Bible, imploring lawmakers to uphold their oath to defend the Structure from all enemies, overseas “and home.”
She stated of Trump: “He should go, he’s a transparent and current hazard to the nation that all of us love.”
The president, who was completely suspended from Twitter within the wake of the lethal riot on the Capitol, took to the official White House Twitter account to post a video — however declined to say impeachment.
“I wish to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we noticed final week. Violence and vandalism have completely no place in our nation — and no place in our motion,” he stated within the video.
President-elect Joe Biden says his inauguration subsequent week will probably be held exterior, as deliberate.
“I’m not afraid of taking the oath exterior, and we’ve been getting briefed, I feel it’s critically essential that there be an actual, critical give attention to holding these people who engaged in sedition and threatened individuals’s lives, defaced public property, brought about nice injury, that they be held accountable.”
He held the title of Home speaker for all however two years since 1983.
However on the fiftieth anniversary of his changing into a state consultant, Madigan misplaced the gavel to Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch – making the consultant from suburban Hillside the primary Black Home speaker in state historical past.