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What to Expect When You Tour the White House



If a trip to Washington D. C. is in the works, plans to tour the white house should be added to the equation. To do so one must contact their Member of Congress. All requests must be made within 21 days of the proposed tour and no more than three months in advance. People are in courage to submit their requests as soon as possible. Tour availability times are on a first-come-first-served basis.

This Free tour is a great way to take in some history as you view amazing pieces of art. Walk the halls of the many great people, once walked. All guests must be 18 years of age, and able to present valid identification at any time.

There are over 130 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels that help frame out the massive residence. The building also has 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, and eight staircases.

The kitchen in the White House can serve no more than 140 guests at one time. The White House was named in 1901, by President Theodore Roosevelt. It takes 570 gallons of paint to cover just the outdoor surface. The White House has been called many various nicknames throughout its history. Some of those are the “president’s Place,” “Executive Mansion,” and the “President’s House. It is definitely a beautiful building to see.

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McConnell and 20 Other Senators May Vote to Convict Trump




The current senate leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), has confided that he believes Out-going President Trump committed acts worthy of impeachment. He also indicated the Democrats moving forward with the article of impeachment is good, according to The New York Times on Jan. 12, 2021.

McconnellMcConnell thinks the impeachment “will make it easier to purge him from the party.”

Nonetheless, McConnell indicated he would wait until he reads the impeachment document before making a final decision.

The House is scheduled to vote on the article of impeachment on Wednesday, January 13. At this time, the consensus is that the vote will favor approval.

Unlike the first impeachment in January 2020, McConnell will likely call witnesses to determine Trump’s guilt. In the 2021 action, the president is charged with high crimes and misdemeanors for inciting violence against the United States.

To convict the president, McConnell will need 17 Senators yea vote. Based on a Tweet from The New York Times journalist, Jonathan Martin it is believed there are “about 20, give or take” GOP members who are “open” to convict the president.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is opposed to the impeachment. Instead, he suggests censuring Trump for his conduct.

Censuring the president is merely a reprimand — requiring a majority vote to approve. McConnell has not announced whether or not a vote to censure will move ahead in the Senate.

While a Senate’s conviction will disqualify Trump from the ability to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States, it will not prevent him from running for the presidency in the future, writes Daniel Dale for Eyewitness News.

To keep Trump from seeking election to be the United States President, McConnell will be required to have the Senate vote a second time. The reason, according to Ross Garber, an impeachment and political investigations lawyer who teaches at Tulane Law School:

No court or Congress has ever settled the question of whether the presidency counts as an “Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States” from which the Senate is able to ban an impeached and convicted person.

President Trump is not remorseful about his behavior leading up to and including the day of the insurrection. He claims he is not responsible even though his language does not back up his assertion.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


The New York Times: McConnell is said to be pleased about impeachment, believing it will be easier to purge Trump from the G.O.P; by By Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman
ABC 7 Eyewitness News: Fact check: No, impeachment itself would not ban Trump from a 2024 presidential run; by Daniel Dale
CNN: READ: The House of Representatives’ article of impeachment against Donald Trump

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Republican Liz Cheney Will Vote to Impeach Donald Trump [Update]




Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) revealed her intent to vote yes on the impeachment article against President Donald Trump in an interview with CNN on Jan. 12, 2021. She is the 3rd ranking Republican in the House of Representatives and the first member of the House GOP Leadership who has announced their intent to hold him responsible for inciting the insurgent act on the United States Capitol on January 6th.

CNN’s Chirs Cillizza credits Cheney with becoming the conscience of the GOP.

cheneyCillizza explains she and the two upper ranked Republicans, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (California) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (Louisiana), are different. Cheney never fell in line with Trump. Whereas her colleagues did — even after the insurrection, they returned to Congress and contested the election certification.

Cheney’s decision to vote for impeachment is contrary to McCarthy’s position. McCarthy thinks it would be better if the Senate request Trump’s resignation in the aftermath of January 6th’s riots that left at least six dead, including Capitol police officers.

The House will finalize the vote to impeach on Wednesday, January 13. Even though the impeachment is on the fast track, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) allowed time for Vice President Mike Pence or the Cabinet to use the 25th Amendment to remove Trump. She has also called for the president to resign.


  1. According to The New York Times, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) confided that he supports the impeachment on Tuesday.
  2. Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) spoke with Syracuse’s local paper and declared he would vote to impeach.
  3. A third GOP Representative announced their impeachment support — Adam Kinzinger from Illinois reports the Chicago Tribune.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


The Hill: Cheney says she’ll vote to impeach Trump; by Juliegrace Brufke
CNN: How Liz Cheney became the conscience of Republicans; Chris Cillizza and Allison Gordon Rep. John Katko becomes first House Republican to back Trump impeachment
Chicago Tribune: Illinois Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger will vote to impeach Trump; by  Bill Ruthhart

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Kudos! Hero Capitol Police Officer Protects Senate Chamber From Insurgents




Hidden among the horror of insurgents storming the Capitol building on January 6th is a hero police officer. He is credited with steering the invaders away from the Senate Chamber, as reported by Reuters on Jan. 10, 2021.

The news source reached out to the Capitol Police regarding his identity. The USPC has yet to respond. However, CNN reporter Kristin Wilson identified him as Eugene Goodman.

senateThe Black officer redirected the rioters’ direction away from the Senate chamber. In a heroic move, the officer placed himself in the open doorway to block the insurgents. While there, he pokes a man wearing a black t-shirt. Knowing the throng would give chase, Goodman turned away and quickly grabbed a billy club; previously dropped.

He promptly began to run up the incorrect staircase allowing the Senate Police to enter the chamber where Vice-President Mike Pence, Senator/Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and other Senators awaited. They were swiftly moved into an undisclosed area for their safety.

In the video, posted on Twitter by Huffpost’s political writer Igor Bobic, Goodman is chased up the stairs. In yet another, the officer is seen facing his attackers from a landing with his billy club at ready.

Bobic’s tweet above the video indicates he was safe and hiding in the building. He further wrote:

Here’s the scary moment when protesters initially got into the building from the first floor and made their way outside Senate chamber.

Apparently, the reporter was running back up the stairs that he had just descended — filming the whole time. Bobic also tweeted it was disturbing to see the mob successfully breach the Senate chamber shortly after Goodman redirected them.

On Sunday, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) posted a message praising Goodman:

As trump’s [sic] fascist mob ransacked the US Capitol, the brave USCP officer kept murderous rioters away from the Senate chamber and saved the lives of those inside. God bless him for his courage.

The siege took five lives including one police officer, Brian Sicknick who died of injuries sustained by repeated blows to his head with a fire extinguisher. Another officer is on sick leave after his head was struck using a door as it was swung multiple times, pinning him against the doorframe. Dozens more were injured.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


Reuters: Police officer hailed for steering Capitol mob from Senate chamber; by Tom Hales
Business Insider: Video shows tense standoff between Capitol Police and pro-Trump rioters trying to enter the Senate chamber; by Jake Lahut

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