Crowds flow into Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents on final days of Trump’s presidency
ORLANDO, Fla. – As President-elect Joe Biden awaits his swearing-in, Walt Disney World fans wait for word on when he’ll join the POTUS parade at Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents. While attendance-wise the Hall of Presidents is not one of Magic Kingdom’s most sought-after experiences, guests for the showing starting just after 3 p.m. filled available spots in the theater. Early on in Trump’s presidency, just as with his predecessor, Barack Obama, boos could be heard as his audio-animatronic figure spoke. Until 1993, Abraham Lincoln was the only “talking” POTUS at the Hall; current presidents have had that role since Bill Clinton was elected. Price remains a fan of the Hall, she said, and was happy to share the return visit with her family.
UPDATES: President Donald Trump impeached by US House
Ten Republican House members voted to impeach President Donald Trump over the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. ___1:05 p.m.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is suggesting that President Donald Trump should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for promoting Arab-Israeli peace. ___12:45 p.m.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump represents a “clear and present danger” to the nation and must be impeached. The debate is heated almost from the start as the House sets up a vote to impeach President Donald Trump. ___8:15 a.m.Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger is predicting more Republicans will join him in voting to impeach President Donald Trump.
Florida leaders react to President Donald Trump’s second impeachment
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached for a second time after the House voted that he should be held accountable for inciting a mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6. As news spread Wednesday afternoon of the second impeachment, leaders across Florida, including those who were involved in the vote, reacted swiftly. “Today I voted to impeach the president for his role in inciting last week’s violent insurrection in Washington, D.C.“I love our country. “Last week, attackers incited by President Trump wounded dozens of Capitol Police officers and killed one while trying to overturn our democracy. “You know, I’m proud both Democrats and Republicans voted to hold the President accountable for his actions.
Hundreds of National Guard troops at Capitol as House Democrats pursue impeachment
WASHINTGON D.C. – Democratic lawmakers have opened the historic impeachment effort in the House by saying that every moment Donald Trump is in the White House the nation is in danger. [TRENDING: Mega Millions jackpot hits $750M | Fla. firefighter charged in Capitol riot | How to get vaccine in Fla. | Gun background checks skyrocket]Hundreds of National Guard troops hold inside the Capitol Visitor's Center to reinforce security at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. The House of Representatives is pursuing an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his role in inciting an angry mob to storm the Capitol last week. The House of Representatives is pursuing an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his role in inciting an angry mob to storm the Capitol last week. All rights reserved)As lawmakers effort impeachment, hundreds of National Guard troops were called to the Capitol as reinforcement security.
Investigation launched after photo shows Sanford firefighter inside Capitol during riot
SANFORD, Fla. – A photo emailed to News 6 has led to the identification of a Sanford firefighter who was among the President Donald Trump supporters who entered the Capitol building on Wednesday. The Sanford Fire Department said Thursday that an investigation has been launched. The Sanford Fire Department has begun an Administrative Investigation into the information,” a statement from the department read. The Sanford Fire Department confirmed it has also seen the video and it is part of the investigation. Throngs of Trump supporters gathered outside the Capitol to protest Congress confirming the Electoral College votes that ultimately confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s win over Trump.
Here’s how you can help the FBI identify rioters on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON – Now that the Capitol has been cleared and operations are returning to normal, the FBI has the daunting task of identifying rioters who attacked police officers and stormed the Capitol building. “The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol was unlike any I have ever experienced in my 30 years in law enforcement here in Washington, D.C. Maintaining public safety in an open environment – specifically for First Amendment activities – has long been a challenge. The USCP had a robust plan established to address anticipated First Amendment activities. But make no mistake – these mass riots were not First Amendment activities; they were criminal riotous behavior.
‘Anti-American anarchy:’ Florida lawmakers react as rioters storm Capitol
[TRENDING: Trump supporters storm Capitol | How to get vaccine in Fla. | Vaccines given to rich donors?] Pictures and videos on social media show thousands of rioters waiving flags, shouting profanities and acting violent toward Capitol police. Florida lawmakers and other officials also took to Twitter and Facebook to express their thoughts on the situation. Jeb BushThe President has provoked the disgusting events at the Capitol today. And I’m disappointed as an American, I’m an American first, I’m a Floridian second, and I’m a lifelong resident of Orange County.
Volusia sheriff hopes riots at Capitol don’t spread across country
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Speaking about the riots seen in the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said he hopes President Donald Trump will call off his supporters before the violence spreads to other parts of the country. Chitwood said Capitol police showed great restraint by not opening fire when mobs breached the Capitol building and entered the House chamber. [TRENDING: Trump supporters storm Capitol | How to get vaccine in Fla. | Vaccines given to rich donors?] “They’re smashing through the doors to get into Congress, who knows what they’re going to do? You invited all these people to come to Washington, D.C., you riled them up and you told them to march in the Capitol.
Orlando mayor calls Trump rioters on Capitol Hill ‘domestic terrorists’
Smoke fills the walkway outside the Senate Chamber as supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers inside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings didn’t mince words Wednesday when asked about the throngs of President Donald Trump supporters who fought with police and stormed Capitol Hill. [TRENDING: Trump supporters storm Capitol | How to get vaccine in Fla. | Vaccines given to rich donors?] Breaking windows and using physical force to overrun the Capitol of the United States is not peaceful demonstrating or peaceful protesting. Full Screen Full Screen 1 / 34 Police hold off Trump supporters who tried to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington.
President Trump says Attorney General William Barr is resigning
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr, one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies, is departing amid lingering tension over the president’s baseless claims of election fraud and the investigation into President-elect Joe Biden’s son. Barr went Monday to the White House, where Trump said the attorney general submitted his letter of resignation. | Pilot killed in Fla. gyroscope crash]Trump has publicly expressed his anger about Barr’s statement to The Associated Press earlier this month that the Justice Department had found no widespread fraud that would change the outcome of the election. Trump says Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become Acting Attorney General.
Florida casts 29 Electoral College votes for President Donald Trump
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s 29 Electoral College votes were cast for President Donald Trump during a ceremony in the Senate chamber on Monday. Secretary of State Laurel Lee conducted the vote Monday after three electors were named to replace three who couldn’t attend the ceremony. That included Senate President Wilton Simpson. Trump won Florida with 51.2% of the vote in last month’s election. The names of Florida’s electors are submitted to the governor by each political party.
President Trump to award Lou Holtz with Medal of Freedom
ORLANDO, Fla. – Long-time Orlando resident and legendary football coach Lou Holtz will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Thursday. President Donald Trump is expected to award Holtz the nation’s highest civilian honor during a ceremony at the White House. Holtz ended his career at the University of South Carolina, where he was head coach for six seasons from 1999-2004. In a statement released by the White House, Holtz was praised not only for his coaching career but his charity work off the field. Holtz is a long-time resident of the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club.
Election results: What states are we still waiting on, and why? A breakdown
A handful of pivotal states remained in play Thursday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race. But there are outstanding ballots left to be counted in the coming days. North CarolinaThe situationWith ballots left to count, the race is too early to call. As long as those ballots are postmarked by Nov. 3, state election officials have until Nov. 12 to count them. And when it comes to mail ballots, Biden was outperforming Trump.
Campaigning for the 2020 presidency: These photos tell the story
(2020 Getty Images)President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at iG Flight Services on Oct. 26, 2020 in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a voter mobilization center on Oct. 26, 2020 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks to reporters while visiting a voter mobilization center on Oct. 26, 2020 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Airport on Oct. 24, 2020 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (2020 Getty Images)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in campaign rally at Dallas High School on Oct. 24, 2020 in Dallas, Pennsylvania.
5 days until the election: Trump, Biden will appeal to last-minute voters
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican’s pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person Tuesday. Thousands gathered in close proximity without wearing masks — a trend that was expected to continue through more than a dozen events in the final sprint to Election Day. Biden, meanwhile, heads later in the week to three more states Trump won in 2016: Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, where he’ll hold a joint Saturday rally with former President Barack Obama. Trump, meanwhile, is banking on enthusiasm among his Election Day supporters to overcome indicated Democratic strength in some early returns.
Take our quiz to rate your feelings on the final presidential debate
With less than two weeks before one of the biggest Election Days in history, Republican incumbent nominee, President Donald Trump, and Democratic nominee and former vice president Joe Biden met at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, for the second and final presidential debate. The debate, which appeared to be a little more constructive than the last, was moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC News. What did you think of responses and ideas presented by Biden and Trump? Let us know your reaction by clicking on an emoji below each statement that was made.
A senior warning sign for President Trump: ‘Go Biden’ cry at Villages
But there have been warnings that older voters are in play. Mostly, it seems, older voters have been put off by Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, which affects these voters more acutely than others. In recent weeks, Democrats have seized on this softening of support and have rolled out six ads targeting older voters. Professor MacManus cautions that while some older voters have gravitated toward Biden, there are many others like Allen and Wise who are firmly in Trump’s corner. ... Any bleeding of any cohort is a red flag for that candidate.”And in this week’s golf cart caravan, the Biden flags were blue.
Why was Orlando not chosen to host Republican National Convention?
Why was Orlando not chosen to host Republican National Convention? Published: June 15, 2020, 9:56 amUCF Professor and News 6 political analyst Jim Clark discusses potential reasons why Orlando was not chosen to host the Republican National Convention.
Coronavirus: National lockdown unlikely, according to president
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that it’s unlikely that a national lockdown will be enacted to stop the spread of the coronavirus. On Monday, Trump said he wasn’t considering a national lockdown “at this point” but on Tuesday he took it a step further by saying that it’s unlikely it would happen at all. “I just don’t think it’s going to be an action we’re going to take,” Trump said. Vice President Mike Pence said if everyone sticks to the guidelines the president laid out for the next two weeks, then we could see a “substantial reduction” in the spread of COVID-19. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
What is an impeachment manager?
As President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial nears, we’re now learning a timeline for the proceedings and who will fill certain roles. What does an impeachment manager do? The seven impeachment managers will essentially try to convince the U.S. Senate that Trump deserves to be removed from office. According to CNN, the trial will likely begin with the seven impeachment managers arguing their case. During President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial, the process took several days.
Hearings begin in President Trump impeachment investigation
The Washington version of must-see TV makes its debut with the first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry. Cameras are in place in a House office building just south of the Capitol for the opening session Wednesday morning. Following two witnesses Wednesday are one witness Friday and eight more over three days next week, all providing evidence about President Donald Trump’s efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. Trump denies doing anything wrong.