MSNBC 11 Jan 2021

PGA Pulls 2022 Tournament From Trump's Bedminster After Capitol Riot


The Professional Golf Association has pulled their 2022 championship tournament from President Trump's Bedminster golf course in the wake of the riot at the Capitol. Aired on 01/11/2021.

On today's What America's Thinking, new Hill-HarrisX data shows 59 percent of voters disapprove of President Trump's handling of Wednesday's events and 61 percent believe he should do more to stop the violence. Chris Jackson, Senior Vice President of Ipsos, and Dr. Rashawn Ray, Fellow at the Brookings Institution join Hill TV to discuss public opinion on the Capitol Riots.

This survey was conducted online within the United States from January 6-7 among 964 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 3.16 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age, gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, education, ideology, area type, and vote choice where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.
The US Congress has certified Joe Biden as the winner of November's presidential election - after a day of chaos and violence in Washington. The session was forced into emergency recess when a violent mob of President Trump's supporters forced their way into the Capitol building to try and stop lawmakers from certifying the vote. Congress reconvened later for proceedings that went late into the night - and saw several Republican lawmakers abandoning their planned objections to the election result.
The unprecedented scenes unfolded after Trump had urged his supporters to rally at the Capitol as lawmakers debated the results. After Biden's victory was certified, Trump released this statement.
Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th.
I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!
Security has been bolstered around the US Capitol, following serious concern over a breach that led to a mob of Donald Trump supporters storming the building earlier this week. More than 6,000 National Guard troops will be in Washington DC, where a state of emergency has been declared until the day after Joe Biden's inauguration later this month. Meanwhile, authorities have announced new arrests and charges, and the FBI has appealed to the public to help bring more rioters to justice. And Twitter has become the latest social media giant to lock Trump out - permanently banning the president from the platform, citing the risk of further incitement of violence.The violent scenes of a few days ago have made way for this: a state of emergency, an unscalable fence, and more than six thousand National Guard troops. Stricter security measures are due to remain in place until after Joe Biden's inauguration this month.DC Residents, meanwhile, are still coming to terms with Wednesday's riot. Dozens of those who stormed the Capitol have now been arrested, with more arrests expected in the coming days. The FBI has appealed to the public to help bring more rioters to justice.House Democrats are pressing ahead with an article of impeachment on Monday, a move which would make Donald Trump the first ever President to be impeached twice. It could also mean that Trump would be unable to run for public office in future. It's a move that has received support from some Republicans, but critics say their turn against Trump has come too late. As for President Trump, he's now been banned from Twitter as well as other social media platforms, who're quoting concerns over inciting further violence. Tech giants and members of Trump's own party may now also be turning against him, but across the country, there's still no shortage of people who support the outgoing president.
President-elect Joe Biden said it will be up to the Justice Department to prosecute the "thugs" and "domestic terrorists" who stormed the Capitol earlier this week, and he slammed the "active encouragement" they got from President Trump. He also said he agrees with Mr. Trump's decision to skip his upcoming inauguration. Watch his remarks.

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